Lassen Volcanic National Park is located in Northeastern California. There are five separate entrances to the park. The 30-mile park highway connects the northwest (Manzanita Lake area) and the southwest entrances. Other park roads provide access to Butte Lake, Juniper Lake, and Warner Valley areas and dead end at each location.
The park highway closes to through traffic for the winter season due to snow. Other park roads also close for the winter at park boundaries. View current road conditions.
Please note that GPS units (including smart phones) do not always provide accurate directions in and around Lassen. Lassen covers over 106,000 acres and does not have a single address. We do not recommend using GPS units for directions in and around Lassen. If you do use a GPS unit, just keep in mind that if there is a conflict between what the road sign says and what your GPS unit says, the road sign is correct.
GPS: 40°32'40"MN 121°34'38"NW
From Redding, California: The Northwest entrance is approximately 50 miles east on Highway 44.
From Reno, Nevada: The Northwest is approximately 180 miles west via 395 and Highway 44.
GPS: 40°26'08"MN 121°32'02"NW
From Red Bluff, California: The Southwest entrance is approximately 45 miles east on Highway 36
From Reno, Nevada: The Southwest entrance is 160 miles west of Reno, Nevada via 395 and Highway 36.
GPS: 40°33'58"MN 121°17'50"NW
Access to the Butte Lake area is via a dirt road off Hwy 44 east of Old Station.
GPS: 40°27'3"MN 121°17'43"NW
Access to Juniper Lake is via a partially paved road north of Chester off Hwy 36.
GPS: 40°26'30"MN 121°23'35"NW
Access to Warner Valley is via a partially paved road north of Chester off Hwy 36. Follow the signs to Drakes Guest Ranch.
The nearest major airports include Sacramento, California (165 miles away) and Reno, Nevada (180 miles away).