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Contact: Steve Gibbons, 530-595-6102
WASHINGTON –The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and wants everyone to celebrate! All national parks, including Lassen Volcanic National Park, will waive entrance fees on 16 special days in 2016.
The 16 entrance fee-free days for 2016 will be:
- January 18 –Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- April 16-24 –National Park Week
- August 25-28 –National Park Service Birthday Weekend
- September 24 –National Public Lands Day
- November 11 –Veterans Day
"This year is not only a special anniversary for the National Park Service, it is also the centennial year for Lassen Volcanic National Park," stated Park Superintendent Steve Gibbons."In addition to the 16 national fee-free days, Lassen expects to have another fee-free day to welcome visitors on August 9 in celebration of the day 100 years ago when Lassen Volcanic National Park was established."Superintendent Gibbons said, "On this day we will also welcome 100 new United States citizens at a naturalization ceremony held at Manzanita Lake in honor of their national park."
Lassen Volcanic National Park will have other events on the fee-free days such as the Lassen Winter Film Festival during the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend from January 16-18 and the Art &Wine of Lassen Event on National Public Lands Day.
Lassen Volcanic National Park charges an entrance fee of $20 per car/person during the busy visitation season and just $10 per car/person during the less accessible winter months (December 1 –April 15). However, the entrance fee waiver does not apply to other amenities such as user fees for camping, reservations, and concessions.The 2016 Annual Lassen Volcanic National Park Pass is $40 and commemorates the park centennial. It is also honored at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.
In 2014, Lassen Volcanic National Park had more than 432,977 visitors. Those visitors spent $25.1 million in local communities which helped support 374 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $28.6 million.
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 on the film festival, snowshoe walks, current weather conditions, or general information, please contact the park at 530-595-4480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.