Alerts & Conditions

 

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Learn more expected conditions and what to do by month.

 

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
(The portion of Highway 89 traveling 30 miles through the park.

Highway is open 10 miles between Loomis Museum and the Devastated Area.

Highway is open to the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center in the Southwest Area.

Pedestrians and bicycles are weclome on sections of the highway that are of snow and remain closed to vehicles.
(view map).

The highway is closed to through traffic for the snowy season and is currently being cleared of winter snow accumulation. The park highway winds through mountainous terrain and reaches an elevation of 8,500 ft.

The highway opens to through traffic once road clearing operations are complete. Read More

Butte Lake

Closed

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

Warner Valley (access to Drakesbad Guest Ranch)

Closed

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

Closed

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.

 

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: 5/21/19

Location

Snow Depth

Mineral (5000 feet)

0"

Manzanita Lake (5800 feet)

5"

Southwest Entrance (6700 feet)

9 feet

Lassen Peak (8250 feet)

16.3 feet (4/29)

 
 

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: May 23, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 100
Mineral, CA 96063

Phone:

(530) 595-4480

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