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Contact: Jim Richardson, 530-595-6102
MINERAL, CA – As summer winds down to the short fall months there are still public events and programs in which visitors can participate. “Even though it seems our summer season just began, there are still many opportunities for visitors to enjoy the park before our recreation turns to skiing, snowshoeing, and snow play,” stated Park Superintendent Jim Richardson.
- On September 16 the Art, Wine & Brew of Lassen event from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center will feature art, wine, beer and music of our region. A new exhibition will feature artwork from the park’s Artist In Residence Program.
- A two-day nature photography workshop on September 15 and 16, led by UC Davis professor Terry Nathan will highlight the park’s dramatic natural landscapes and how participants can capture those images.
- Visitors can join a park ranger at the Bumpass Hell trailhead parking from 9 -10:30 p.m. on September 17 to view a spectacular night sky and hear stories about stars, planets, and constellations.
- Public Lands Day celebrates volunteer stewardship on September 30. Park entrance is free, come see the Junior Ranger Art Contest Sponsored by Lassen Association at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center.
the summer and fall seasons there are many miles of trails available to hike, and visitors can earn a bandana in the park’s 2017 Reach Higher Trail Challenge. This year’s challenge highlights the Pacific Crest Trail that traverses the park. Our Junior Ranger programs help kids learn about the park and the important role they play as park stewards as they earn a junior ranger patch for their shirt, pack, or hat.
Visitors are encouraged to visit the park website to view the status of park facilities and trails. The Summit Lake Campgrounds will be open with water available until September 26, although visitors should be prepared for dry camping in the event freezing temperatures require the water system to be closed earlier. In October the Loomis Museum will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
The entrance fee into the park is $20 per vehicle or $10 per person. The Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit the park website or contact the park at 530-595-4480 or e-mail us.
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