Ranger-led Education Programs

Lassen Volcanic National Park serves public and private school groups in thirty-six California counties, grades Kindergarten through college. Our ranger-led education programs are designed to meet the individual needs of classes and CA State curriculum standards. All ranger-led programs are free of charge. The number of programs we can offer depends on park staffing and funding.



Programs for school groups are very popular and dates fill quickly, so make reservations early. To make reservations, please contact the park education specialist: e-mail us. All reservation programs are subject to availability of park staff.

For the general public, reservations are not necessary to attend a Ranger-led Program. Check the Ranger-led Program page for more information.

Outlined below are the timeframes reservations begin for education programs:

  • November 1 for January through March Snowshoe Programs
  • February 1 for May to July programs
  • June 1 for August and September programs

Program Offerings

Title Location Months Length Max Group Size
Winter Ecology Snowshoe Program
Southwest Entrance January - March 1.5 - 2 hrs 25 students
Winter Survival/ Snow Shelter Program

Southwest Entrance

January - March 2 hrs 25 students
Volcanoes of Lassen Demonstration Various Sites May - October 30-60 mins -
Introduction to Lassen Volcanic NP Various Sites May - October 30 mins -
Hydrothermal Features Bumpass Hell Parking Area or Sulphur Works July - October May - October 30-45 mins -
Lassen Habitats: Intro to plant and animal communities Various sites including Manzanita Lake, Lily Pond May - October Varies with class -
Lassen Peak: Intro to its history and eruption sequence Devastated Area and Lassen Peak Parking Area May - October 20-30 mins -

Last updated: November 26, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 100
Mineral, CA 96063


530 595-4480

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