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, Ranger-led Programs do not require reservations. Public Ranger-led programs are variable and offered on a daily basis. Please check at one of the Visitors Centers when you arrive for the daily program offerings.

Please refer to Reservations begin on the following dates:

  • *November 1 for January to April Snowshoe Programs
    *Update - *Snowshoe and Winter Survival Programs are not offered in 2022.
  • *February 1 for May to July programs
    *Update - Reservations won't be accepted until May, 2022 for scheduling a program May to July, 2022.
  • June 1 for August and September programs

Program Offerings

Title Location Months Length Max Group Size
Winter Ecology Snowshoe Program
*Not offered in 2022
Southwest Entrance January - April 1.5 - 2 hrs 35
Winter Survival/ Snow Shelter Program
*Not offered in 2022

Southwest Entrance

January - April 2 hrs 35
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: June 8, 2022

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Mineral , CA 96063


530 595-4480

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