Alerts & Conditions

 

Status of Roads within the Park

Lassen National Park Highway and other park roads are closed for the snow season, typically November through April. The Spring Road Clearing page has spring road clearing operations information and historical road access dates.

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Road Section

Status

Detail

Lassen National Park Highway
A 30-mile section of Highway 89 between Highway 36 and Highway 44.

Open

Sections of the highway may close temporarily, especially in morning hours, due to ice and snow on the roadway as a result of low overnight temperatures. Please check the road status phone recording for temporary closures: (530) 595-4480 option 1.

The highway winds through mountainous terrain and reaches an elevation of 8,500 feet. It is 30 miles in length. RV's and trailers need to be less than 45 feet in total length.

Butte Lake

Open

Road is unpaved/gravel, 6 miles in length and begins off of Hwy 44.

Warner Valley (access to Drakesbad Guest Ranch)

Open

Road is not recommended for RVs, trailers, and low clearance vehicles. It is 17 miles in length and begins off of Hwy 36 in Chester. The last 3-mile section is unpaved/dirt.

Juniper Lake

Open

Road is not advised for RVs, trailers or vehicles with very low clearance. The road is 13 miles long. It is paved for the first 6 miles north of Chester (Hwy 36), then rough gravel and dirt for the remaining 7 miles.

 

Hiking Trails

View a list of day hiking trails for condition updates.

Snow Depths

Snow depths are updated when there is a significant change. Call (530) 595-4480 for the most up-to-date information. Last updated: 10/5/19

Location

Snow Depth

Mineral (5000 feet)

No snow

Manzanita Lake (5800 feet)

No snow

Southwest Entrance (6700 feet)

No snow

Lassen Peak (8250 feet)

No snow

 
 

Wildland Fire and Air Quality Conditions

Air quality conditions can change rapidly due to weather and other variables. Lassen Volcanic National Park staff may not be aware of these rapid changes. Please be aware of your surroundings and use the following links and phone numbers for more information. Learn more about air quality and smoke impacts here.

Lassen Volcanic National Park Fire Information
Northern California Highway Information Hotline: 1-800-427-7623
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Air Quality Measurements and Forecasts for Northern California

 

Last updated: November 16, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 100
Mineral, CA 96063

Phone:

(530) 595-4480

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