Lassen Volcanic can be accessed via car along three different roads. The 30-mile park highway connects the southwest and northwest entrances of the park. Due to the park's high elevation and frequent winter snowstorms, the park highway is closed to through traffic during the winter and parts of fall and spring. Visit the current conditions page to learn more about road conditions.

The Butte Lake area, in the northeastern corner of the park, can be accessed from a dirt road via Highway 44. The Warner Valley and Juniper Lake areas in the southeast part of the park can be accessed via a road leaving from the east side of Chester.

Gasoline and diesel are very limited in this rural area. Gas stations near the south entrance are in the town of Red Bluff (51 miles west of the southwest entrance of the park), in the town of Chico (74 miles south of the southwest park entrance), or in the town of Chester (30 miles east from the southwest entrance of the park). Gas stations near the north entrance are in the town of Shingletown (17 miles west of the north entrance of the park) or in Old Station (14 miles east of the north entrance of the park. Gas is available at the Manzanita Lake camper store during operating hours throughout the summer inside the north entrance of the park. For a map of the area click here.

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Mineral, CA 96063


(530) 595-4480
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