• Lassen Peak from Hat Creek

    Lassen Volcanic

    National Park California

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  • Park Highway Closed to Through Traffic

    Lassen National Park Highway is closed to through traffic. The highway is open to the the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center (1 mile inside the southwest entrance) and the Devastated Area (10 miles inside the northwest entrance). Snow removal has begun. More »

Support Your Park

A troop of Boy Scouts on Lassen Peak
A troop of Boy Scouts celebrate their volunteer experience on top of Lassen Peak.
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Visitors at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center bookstore

Visitors select postcards at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center bookstore

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Volunteers are important members of the Lassen Volcanic National Park team. Support your park by giving the gift of your time and expertise for a day, a week, or longer. Read more about volunteer opportunities at Lassen.

Visitor donations provide crucial financial support for special projects, interpretive services, and visitor experience improvement. You may donate to the park directly or through one of the park's partners including the Lassen Park Foundation and the Lassen Association.

Educational Bookstore purchases
You can also support your park through learning. Items purchased from the Lassen Association educational bookstores make great educational souvenirs for you and all profits from sales going directly to the park.

Did You Know?

View of devastated area from Main Park Road.

The 29 mile Main Park Road was constructed between 1925 and 1931, just 10 years after Lassen Peak erupted. Near Lassen Peak the road reaches 8512 feet, making it the highest road in the Cascade Mountains. It is not unusual for 40 feet of snow to accumulate on the road near Lake Helen.