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Wildfires within Lassen Volcanic National Park will be reported on this page if they exceed low-impact status, which may include rapid growth, increased impacts, or size exceeding 1/4-acre.
Active Fire in Eastern Side of Lassen Volcanic
Smoke may be visible as the Dixie Fire consumes unburned pockets of vegetation within control lines. Firefighters are continuing to monitor and respond to fire activity.
Stay Out & Stay Safe
Eastern sections of the park affected by the Dixie Fire including Summit Lake, Butte Lake, Warner Valley, and Juniper Lake areas are closed to all use. Additional areas of the park are closed for post-fire repair efforts.
Dixie Fire Information
Fall 2021 Prescribed Burning
Lassen Volcanic National Park will make use of forecasted precipitation this fall season to complete prescribed burning within the park.
Park-wide Fire Restriction
Due to severe wildfire danger, a fire restriction is in effect for the entire park. This applies to wood fires, charcoal fires and any type of fire that leaves ash. Ignition sources that can be turned off and do not produce ash are permitted. This includes, but is not limited to gas stoves, lanterns, and generators.
Please be especially cautious with your campfire (where permitted), vehicle, gas/liquid campstoves, and cigarettes to help reduce the risk of wildfire during this period of severe drought. Campfires are always restricted to fire rings within designated campground.
No Fires in the Surrounding Lassen National Forest
A fire restriction is in place for Lassen National Forest through November 30, 2021. No wood or charcoal fires will be allowed anywhere in the forest under these new restrictions. The conditions apply to all campgrounds, developed sites, and Special Use Permits. This Forest Order goes into effect from July 27, 2021, through November 30, 2021.
Smoke Impacts from Nearby Wildfires
Smoke impacts in the park from nearby fires vary from day to day. Park staff is not able to predict conditions for your trip. The following resources can help you check conditions prior to your visit:
Ongoing Fire Management Projects
Last updated: October 15, 2021