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Contact: Mary G. Martin, 530-595-4444 x5101
Visitors to Lassen Volcanic National Park Will Find More Facilities Open in this Early Summer Season
Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent, Mary G. Martin, announced today that the park has now opened three more campgrounds, the Bumpass Hell Trail and Juniper Lake Road. “The early summer weather has really increased the number of areas open for visitors to explore,” stated Martin. Butte Lake, Lost Creek and Crags Campgrounds are now fully open to the public. The Bumpass Hell Trail which typically is snow-covered until late July or early August, opened at 4:00 p.m. today. The popular Lassen Peak Trail has some patchy snow at the beginning of the trail which is melting quickly.
“The early summer season has not only benefited visitors’ access to the park this June, but has also allowed the park to begin several key projects that depend on the access to their construction sites,” said Superintendent Martin. Visitors coming to Lassen Volcanic can see the construction of the new visitor center and Southwest Entrance Station which began in April. There will be minor delays from a Federal Highways road repair project that began in May. Although the road through Lassen Volcanic National Park will remain open throughout the summer and fall seasons, visitors need to be aware of the upcoming highway closure and detour on State Highway 44 on Monday, June 18 west of the park entrance. Visitors should expect delays while these major construction projects in the park are conducted Monday through Thursday each week.
Even though it is hot in the valley, visitors should still be prepared for the cooler conditions of the mountains. Weather conditions can quickly change. It is best to dress in layers so you may adjust for changing weather conditions, Carry blankets, food, water, sunscreen, and sunglasses with you or in your vehicle. For campground updates, current road and trail conditions, and further information, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/lavo or contact the park at (530) 595-4444, Monday through Friday, except holidays, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/lavo.