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
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.
Spring Road Clearing Progress
The park highway is open between Manzanita Lake and Devastated Area (10 miles). It will likely open to through traffic in early July.
Learn about Lassen with a Ranger
Ranger-led programs begin 6/17. Programs at Summit Lake and Lassen Peak will be offered once snow-clearing allows access.
Summer Newspaper Available
Explore science in the park and plan your summer visit with information in the 2017 summer/fall newspaper.
Plan Your Early Summer Camping Trip
Manzanita Lake, Butte Lake, Warner Valley, and Southwest Walk-in (snow-covered) campgrounds are open.
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
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.