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. Lassen Volcanic offers opportunities to discover the wonder and mysteries of volcanoes and hot water for visitors willing to explore the undiscovered. Read More
Explore the Undiscovered
Highway to Open to through Traffic 7/27
The highway is currently closed to traffic between Lassen Peak and Summit Lake. It will open to through traffic on Thursday, July 27.
View Current Conditions
Spring means shifting seasons. Enjoy a spring hike around Manzanita Lake or pack your snowshoes for winter fun at the Southwest Area.
Explore Otherwordly Hydrothermal Areas
Six of the park's eight hydrothermal areas are currently accessible. Bumpass Hell trail is closed due to snow until late-July.
Learn about Lassen with a Ranger
Ranger-led programs are offered daily. Programs at Summit Lake and Lassen Peak will be offered once snow-clearing allows access.
Reach the Peak Hike-a-Thon 7/30
Hike Lassen Peak and raise funds for the park Youth Camping Program at the inaugural RTP Hike-a-Thon by Lassen Park Foundation.
Highway Parkcaching Challenge
Use your GPS-enabled device to learn more about the park and earn a free commemorative carabiner.
Summer Field Seminars
Discover the art of nature photography and plein air watercolor painting or join a guided hike with a hiking book author.
Earn a Trail Challenge Bandana
Hike at least three trails this summer to earn a free commemorative bandana. Pick up your 2017 brochure beginning on Get Outdoors Day, 6/10
Bear Canisters Required for Backcountry
Overnight stays in the wilderness require a permit and an approved bear resistant food storage container.
Last updated: July 23, 2017