Lassen Volcanic National Park is located in northern California, approximately three hours northeast of Sacramento. The park is accessed via Hwy 44 (to the north) or Hwy 36 (to the south). Three additional roads dead end at the southeast and northeast corners of the park. The nearest airports are Redding, California; Sacramento, California; and Reno, Nevada. There is no public transportation to the park at this time.

Access to the park in the winter season is limited to the Manzanita Lake area and Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center due to snow (approximately November through May). Check current road conditions before your visit.

Fuel stations are limited in this remote area; drivers are advised to fill up their vehicles before entering the park. View the map below for locations of gas stations adjacent to the park. Gas is available at the Manzanita Lake camper store 24-hours approximately mid-May through early October (see dates).

We recommend first-time visitors begin their visit with a trip to the Loomis Museum (summer only) or the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. Use the addresses or maps below to select your route.

Loomis Museum
29489 Lassen National Park Hwy
Shingletown, CA 96088
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Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy
Mineral, CA 96063
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A map of highways to the park
Area Map of Lassen Volcanic National Park

Winter Driving

High-elevation roads to and inside the park are often icy or snow-covered during the fall and winter. Winter conditions can be very hazardous, especially when temperatures drop during the evening and early morning hours. Carry tire chains in your vehicle from October through May. Chain requirements can be instituted at any time; even four-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires can be required to chain up. Learn more about winter driving on the CalTrans website.

To check for chain requirements, road closures, or other highway advisories before your trip, call the CalTrans Highway Information Network at 1-800-427-7623 or go to the CalTrans highway status page.


Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway

Lassen Volcanic National Park and nearby Lake Almanor mark the southern end of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway. This 500-mile byway is one of just 31 All American Roads in the United States - the "crown jewels" of the nation's highway system. Other highlights on the route include Burney Falls State Park, Mount Shasta, Lava Beds National Park and Tule Lake, and Crater Lake National Park. Visit the VLSB website to learn more.

Last updated: April 12, 2017

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 100
Mineral, CA 96063


(530) 595-4480

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