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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.

October 28, 2016
New Children’s Exhibits at Lassen Volcanic National Park Visitor Center
Two new interactive children’s exhibits encourage Lassen Volcanic National Park’s youngest visitors to explore natural history and sustainability.

October 14, 2016
2016 Pile Burning in Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park plans to ignite burn piles within the next several weeks as the region transitions to fall seasonal conditions. Park fire crews will take advantage of the changing weather conditions to complete fuels reduction projects throughout the park

September 02, 2016
EKIP 2nd Year
Fourth Graders and their Families Eligible for Free Access to Public Lands and Waters Nationwide. The Every Kid in Park program has been extended for a second year and begins September 1.

August 24, 2016
NPS Centennial
Lassen will celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service on August 25 with free entrance, a special showing of This America, and special ranger-led programs.

August 11, 2016
Bear Canisters Required
Overnight backcountry users are not required to store their food and other scented items in an approved food storage container (bear canister).

July 08, 2016
Centennial Events
Lassen Volcanic National Park has numerous events planned to celebrate Lassen's and the National Park Service Centennials during the months of July and August.

June 03, 2016
Hike and Bike 2016
The park highway will open to hikers and bicyclists on Saturday, June 11. The highway will open to through traffic on Sunday, June 12 (weather-dependent). Lassen Peak Trail is snow-covered and the Bumpass Hell Trail is closed due to snow.

April 18, 2016
Lassen Volcanic National Park Invites you to Discover Your Park During National Park Week
In honor of National Park Week, National Jr. Ranger Day and Earth Day there will be free admission to Lassen Volcanic National Park April 16-24.

February 11, 2016
Alumni Event
Former and current employees, volunteers, and partners are invited to a centennial alumni event at park headquarters in Mineral, CA on July 22, 2016.

February 10, 2016
AR Sandbox
A new high-tech sandbox, located in the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, invites visitors to learn more about topography and watersheds through touch.

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