Alerts & Conditions

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Current Conditions

The Conditions Summary section below includes current information about about seasonal conditions, closures, fire and air quality, and other current information. 

Reservations are not required or accepted to enter Lassen Volcanic. You may enter the park at any time, 24 hours a day. An entrance fee or pass is required. Only annual passes may be purchased in advance.

 

Western Portions of the Park Open

Portions of Lassen Volcanic that are unaffected by the Dixie Fire are open. View the Post Dixie Fire Visitor Guide (1.7MB, PDF).

  • The standard park entrance fee is in effect and does not change if access is limited.
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway is closed to through traffic for the winter/spring snow season. View directions around the park. The highway:
    • is open 1 mile from the Northwest Entrance to the Loomis Plaza and 1 mile from the Southwest Entrance to the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center due to winter conditions.
    • is closed to all uses (vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles) between Loomis Plaza and Lassen Peak parking area due to ongoing fire operations and post-fire recovery traffic.
  • Camping is available at two locations:
    • Manzanita Lake Campground Loops A and B are open for first-come, first-served camping only (no reservations). No water available; dry camping fee is $15.
    • Camping in self-contained vehicles, such as motorhomes and trailers, is permitted in the Southwest parking area. Fires and fire pans are not permitted; self-contained barbecues and gas stoves are allowed. Drinking water and restrooms are available inside the visitor center. The $10 winter camping fee may be paid at the entrance station.
  • The entire park is closed to backpacking.
  • Open trails include: Brokeoff Mountain, Ridge Lakes, Lassen Peak, Manzanita Lake, Reflection Lake, Lily Pond, Crags Lake, and Nobles Emigrant Trail to Sunflower Flat. All other trails are closed.
  • The Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center and Loomis Plaza are open. Check facility hours for scheduled winter season changes. Manzanita Lake Camper Store is closed for the season.
  • Dixie Fire is active in eastern side of the park. Smoke may be visible as the Dixie Fire consumes unburned pockets of vegetation within control lines. Firefighters are continuing to monitor and respond to fire activity.
 
A map of the park with 80% of the eastern side shaded red to indicate Dixie Fire perimeter closure area or red with horizontal lines to indicate Post-Fire Repair closure. Solid black line shows open highway between the Southwest Entrance and Lassen Peak
Post Dixie Fire closure map as last updated on October 22, 2021 when the park highway closed to through traffic for the winter/spring snow season.
Post Dixie Fire Closure Map
 

AnchorWeather, Webcams & Snow Depths

Snow depths are updated when there is a significant change. Learn more about Lassen's snowpack and snowpack surveys.
There are no regular patrols into the interior of the park in the winter. Due to this, there are not current snow conditions on routes beyond the Loomis Plaza or Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center.

Weather Forecast

Webcam

Approximate Snow Depth
(Snow season only - Nov - Apr)

Manzanita Lake
5,900 feet

Offline indefinitely

Check current trail/route conditions.
Snow Measurement Station

Southwest Entrance
6,700 feet

Facing north from back of Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center

Temporarily offline due to Internet outage in Southwest Area.

Check current trail/route conditions.

Lassen Peak
8,250 feet

Daily Sensor Measurements
Monthly Manual Measurements (Jan - Apr)

Northern California Area

View area webcams

 

AnchorAnchorStatus of Roads in the Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway and other park roads are closed for the winter snow season, typically November through May.

Refresh your browser (hit F5) to view the most recent information.

Road Section

Status

Detail

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

Closed to through traffic for winter/spring snow season

The park highway is open 1 mile inside the Southwest Entrance to Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center and 1 mile inside the Northwest Entrance to Loomis Plaza.

The paved, 30-mile park highway connects the northwest and southwest entrance of the park. Vehicles over 45 feet and commercial vehicles are not allowed.

Butte Lake Road

CLOSED

Road closed for the duration of the 2021 season due to the Dixie Fire.

This 6-mile road is unpaved/gravel passable by all vehicles. It starts at the junction of Hwy 44 and dead ends at Butte Lake Area.

Warner Valley (access to Drakesbad Guest Ranch)

CLOSED

Road is closed for the duration of the 2021 season due to the Dixie Fire.

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

Juniper Lake

CLOSED

Road is closed for the duration of the 2021 season due to the Dixie Fire.

This remote road travels no from from Chester (Hwy 36E). It is paved for the first 6 miles. The remaining 7 miles are rough gravel and rock.
A section of the county road just before the park boundary has large rocks and hazards and is recommended only for high-clearance vehicles. Road is generally not advised for RVs, trailers or vehicles with very low clearance.

 

Roads to the Park

Check conditions for area roads (map of the area) on the CalTrans QuickMap or Highway Conditions lookup page; or view current conditions on CalTrans webcams. The park does not determine chain control restrictions - this is determined by CalTrans. Please go to the CalTrans website for area chain control information.

State Route (SR) 44/89 provides access to the Northwest Entrance/Manzanita Lake Area
State Route (SR) 36/89 provides access to the Southwest Entrance / Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center

 

COVID-19 Response

The National Park Service (NPS) is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 related modifications to park facilities are listed in the Conditions Summary section above. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that operations and services adhere to CDC guidance and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health. View the NPS Public Health Update webpage for additional information about COVID-19 response.

Last updated: October 22, 2021

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Mineral , CA 96063

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