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Contact: Steve Gibbons, 530-595-6102
Contact: Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, 530-595-4480
MINERAL, CA –Along with National Park Service areas nationwide, Lassen Volcanic National Park will waive entrance fees Saturday, February 14 through Monday, February 16 in honor of Presidents Day. "This holiday weekend is a perfect time to enjoy your park with friends and family. Play in the snow at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center or take a stroll along snow-free Manzanita Lake." stated Acting Park Superintendent Steve Gibbons.
For visitors age eight and older, ranger-led snowshoe walks are offered on Saturdays and Sundays through April 5. Meet at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center at 1:30 p.m.for a 1 ½ to 2 hour walk through Lassen Volcanic's awe-inspiring landscape.
In addition to Presidents Day weekend, five more fee-free days are scheduled this year: National Park Week Opening Weekend (April 18-19), National Park Service's Birthday (August 25), National Public Lands Day (September 26) and Veterans Day (November 11).
Visitors to the park should be prepared for a range of weather conditions. Check the most recent weather forecast, dress in layers, carry food and water. Stow a shovel, extra blankets and tire chains in your vehicle in case unexpected winter road conditions delay your travel. The Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, please visit the website or contact the park at 530-595-4480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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