Natural Features & Ecosystems

View from Brokeoff Mountain
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 wonders and mysteries of volcanoes and hydrothermal features for visitors willing to explore the undiscovered.

Natural Features

  • Bumpass Hell hydrothermal areas

    Hydrothermal Areas

    Nowhere else in the Cascade Range of volcanoes can such an array of hydrothermal features be seen.

  • Cinder cone volcano

    Volcanoes / Lava Flows

    All four types of volcanoes found in the world are found at Lassen Volcanic.

  • Little Hot Springs Creek


    Lassen is comprised of four watersheds: Pit River, Battle Creek, Mill Creek, and North Fork Feather River.

  • Visitors on Kings Creek Falls Trail


    Over 80 percent of Lassen Volcanic National Park is designated wilderness.

  • A man stands on a snowplow flanked by walls of snow


    Why is Lassen's snowpack important, how is it measured, and why?

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    Last updated: March 19, 2019

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