Operating Hours & Seasons

Lassen Volcanic National Park is open year-round, 24 hours a day. Road access is limited in the winter months. Please check road conditions for road status if visiting October through June. Many facilities are open for the summer season only. Read below for more information about facility operating days and hours.

Visit the campground page or Drakesbad Guest Ranch (in-park lodging) for opening and closing dates.

Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center
Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center

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Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center

The Visitor Center is located one mile north of the park's southwest entrance. This accessible center features exhibits, an amphitheater, auditorium, cafe and gift shop, educational bookstore, dining area, and summer patio.

The visitor center may close at anytime due to inclement weather or heavy snowfall prohibiting access to the southwest area. Please check the current conditions page for update-to-date information on road and building conditions or call the visitor center at (530) 595-4480.

Lassen Café and Gift hours and dates differ and are listed separately below.

Open Hours 9 am - 5 pm
Open Days (Seasonal)
April 1 - October 30 Open daily
October 31 - March 31 Open Wednesday through Sunday

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Also open for the following holiday periods:
December 26-27, 2016
January 16, 2017 (MLK Day, fee free)
February 20, 2017 (Presidents' Day)
Summer and winter at the cafe/dining area

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Lassen Cafe & Gift

Located inside the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center
Cafe offerings are limited October through April. View a sample winter menu, which includes self-serve items and snacks, on the restaurants webpage or call the cafe at (530) 595-3555 during business hours for further information. You are welcome to bring your own meal to enjoy in the dining are; a microwave is available.

2017 Winter Hours and Dates:

11 am to 2 pm:
Saturdays and Sundays through April 28

9 am to 4 pm:
November 25-27, 2016
December 26-31, 2016
January 1, 2017
January 14-16, 2017
February 18-20, 2017

2017 Summer Hours and Dates:
April 29 - May 27 9 am to 4 pm, daily
May 28 - October 11 9 am to 5 pm, daily

Arranged Meals
If you are part of an organized group with 10 or more people and would like meals provided by the cafe, please call the cafe at (530) 595-3555 at least a week in advance to arrange meals for your group. Special requests can be taken. www.lassenrecreation.com

Loomis Museum at Manzanita Lake

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Loomis Museum

The historic Loomis Museum is located at the northwest entrance of the park. This accessible facility offers exhibits, an auditorium, and educational bookstore. Rangers offer summer ranger-led programs, and provide information and park publications. Exhibits include photos from B.F. Loomis who documented Lassen's Peak most recent eruption cycle and promoted the park's establishment. Additional exhibits feature the original equipment Loomis used to photograph the eruptions, and traditional Atsugewi basketry.

Operating Season: May 26 through October 29, 2017

May 26 - June 11, 2017 9 am to 5 pm, Friday through Sunday
June 12 - October 29, 2017 9 am to 5 pm, daily

Phone: (530) 595-6140


Manzanita Lake Camper Store

The camper store is located near the northwest entrance of the park adjacent to the Manzanita Lake Campground. The camper store offers a large variety of camper supplies, gifts and food. Soft serve ice cream, hot meals and s'more packs are summer camper favorites. Cabin and kayak rentals are also available through the camper store. The only gas station at the park is located behind the camper store and is available 24 hours a day with a credit card during operating season.

Operating Season: May 19 through October 10, 2017

May 19 - 25 9 am to 4 pm, daily
May 26 - June 15 8 am to 6 pm, weekdays
7 am to 8 pm, weekends
June 16 - August 20 7 am to 9 pm, daily
August 21 - September 10 8 am to 6 pm, weekdays
8 am to 8 pm, weekends
September 11 - October 10 9 am to 5 pm, daily

Phone: (530) 335-7557
Website: www.lassenrecreation.com

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 100
Mineral, CA 96063


(530) 595-4480
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