Explore the Undiscovered

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

A rotary snowplow at Diamond Point with Lassen Peak in background

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.

Snow-covered southwest area and spring-like conditions in northwest area.

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.

Devils Kitchen hydrothermal 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.

A ranger speaks to a group of visitors in front of a glacial erratic (rock)

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.

Hikers on the summit of Lassen Peak

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.

Visitors read a sign at the Devastated Area

Highway Parkcaching Challenge

Use your GPS-enabled device to learn more about the park and earn a free commemorative carabiner.

A man taking a photo of snow-covered Lassen Peak from the shore of Manzanita Lake

Summer Field Seminars

Discover the art of nature photography and plein air watercolor painting or join a guided hike with a hiking book author.

Hikers display a bandana at Terrace Lake

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

A black bear looks up

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

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PO Box 100
Mineral, CA 96063


(530) 595-4480

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