Out of One Beautiful Form into Another

Lassen Volcanic National Park is home to steaming fumaroles, meadows freckled with wildflowers, clear mountain lakes, and numerous volcanoes. Jagged peaks tell the story of its eruptive past while hot water continues to shape the land.

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Entire Park Closed Due to Dixie Fire

The entire park is closed due to the Dixie Fire.

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Plan Your Summer Visit

Learn what to expect in the summer season at Lassen Volcanic.

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Lassen Volcanic Top 10 Tips

Plan Like a Park Ranger and make the most of your trip with these top 10 tips.

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No Reservations or Pre-Pay for Entrance

Reservations are not required or accepted to enter Lassen Volcanic. Entrance fees must be paid at entrance stations (or display valid pass).

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Stay with or Store Your Scented Stuff

A fed bear is a dead bear. Learn how to protect yourself and black bears.

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Learn More About Camping in the Park

Learn what campgrounds are now open and plan you summer camping trip.

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Plan a Backcountry Camping Experience

Reservations are not required to obtain a backcountry camping permit. Permits are available by self-registration.

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Basic Information

Get the essential information from entrance fees to hours of operation.

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Directions & Getting Around

Learn how to travel to and around the park and view park maps.

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NPS Mobile App

Download the NPS Mobile App and Lassen Volcanic to explore your park on your mobile device.

Last updated: September 3, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 100
Mineral, CA 96063


(530) 595-4480

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