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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.

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.

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