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November 08, 2017
Free Entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park for Veteran's Day Weekend
On November 11 - 12, Lassen Volcanic National Park visitors will not be charged an entrance fee and may simply come to the park and enjoy the opportunities to explore unique volcanic landscapes, enjoy scenic vistas, and take in Lassen's beauty.

November 01, 2017
Fall Weather Allows for Pile Burning at Lassen Volcanic National Park
Fire crews will burn piles for fuel reduction in the Manzanita Lake and Juniper Lake areas.

September 13, 2017
Late Summer Events at Lassen Volcanic National Park
Events and programs continue through late-summer and into fall including a free entrance day on September 30.

April 28, 2017
Lassen Volcanic National Park Opens Highway to Devastated Area
Ten miles of the park highway, between the Manzanita Lake Entrance and Devastated Area is open today.

April 20, 2017
Tourism to Lassen Volcanic National Park Creates $32.6 million in Economic Benefit
536,068 visitors to Lassen Volcanic National Park in 2016 spent $32.6 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 478 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $37.5 million.

April 10, 2017
2017 National Park Week
National Park Week is April 15 through 23, 2017. Entrance to all national parks is free during the weekends within the week. Park road crews have begun clearing snow from the park highway. The snowpack at Lake Helen measured 243.5" on April 1, making it the deepest snowpack in California.

March 14, 2017
2016 Visitation
Lassen Volcanic National Park recorded 536,068 visits in 2016.

February 16, 2017
Free entrance and Ski Celebration on 2/20
Lassen will host a free Ski Celebration at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center on Monday, February 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entrance to the park is free in observance of Presidents' Day.

February 08, 2017
James Richardson Named Superintendent of Lassen Volcanic National Park
James "Jim" Richardson has been selected as superintendent of Lassen Volcanic National Park. Richardson is scheduled to report in mid-April. Martha Crusius will be the acting superintendent until then.

January 31, 2017
Lassen Volcanic National Park Welcomes Acting Park Superintendent
Lassen Volcanic National Park welcomes Acting Park Superintendent, Martha Crusius, on February 6. Martha comes to Lassen with a wealth of experience she has gained over the past 33 years of working for the National Park Service (NPS).

January 25, 2017
Sentence Given for Assault of a Federal Employee at Lassen Volcanic National Park
The sentencing hearing on January 24 for Nicholas M. Coberley resulted in 27 months in a State Prison and three years of supervised probation. Coverley pled guilty to charges stemming from an incident on a June night within Lassen Volcanic National Park.  

January 04, 2017
Superintendent Steve Gibbons Retires
Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Steve Gibbons announced he will retire on January 7 after a career spanning five decades, thirty-four years of National Park Service (NPS) experience, and twenty-eight parks.

November 23, 2016
Winter Begins and 2017 Free Admission Days at Lassen Volcanic National Park
Winter season has begun at Lassen. Ranger-led snowshoe programs begin 1/7. Annual Ski Celebration will be held 1/14. Free admissions dates for all NPS sites are now available.

November 17, 2016
Lassen Volcanic National Park Announces Winner of the 2017 Annual Pass Photo Contest
The winning entry for the 2017 Lassen Annual Pass photo contest features an American pika on the Lassen Peak trail and was submitted by Michele Swartout of Red Bluff, CA.

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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