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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Visiting in Summer

View sample itineraries from several days to two or more days. A summer guide is available when you arrive at park entrance stations.

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Enjoying the Park with Your Pet

Visiting the park with your pet(s)? Learn where pets are permitted and why some areas are restricted to take pets.

A rotary snow plow clears snow from Lassen National Park Highway
Spring Road Clearing Operations

Road Clearing is taking place! Learn more about operations and find historic road closing and opening information.

Snow plant emerging from the ground.
Spring-to-Summer Transition

Conditions can change through summer. Check current conditions before you visit.

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$30 Vehicle Entrance Fee April 15

the 7-day vehicle entrance fee is $30 per vehicle starting April 15. A valid pass waives this fee. Passes and fees can be purchased on-line

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Be Alert in Burned Areas

Learn more about how to improve your safety in areas burned by wildfire.

A man and a woman walk along a boardwalk in a hydrothermal area.
Bumpass Hell Trail

This popular hike is covered in deep winter snowpack. The trail to the hydrothermal features usually opens in early summer.

A black bear looks up
Bear Canisters Required for Backcountry

Overnight wilderness stays require a permit obtained through recreation.gov. An approved bear resistant container is required April 15.

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View Operating Dates and Hours

View dates and hours for facilities including visitor centers, campgrounds, stores, and services.

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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: June 9, 2024

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PO Box 100
Mineral, CA 96063


530 595-4480

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