Operating Hours & Seasons


Lassen Volcanic National Park is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. You do not need a reservation to enter the park.

Access, services, activities, and number of visitors vary considerably with each season. Road access, services, and activities are limited in the snowy season (approximately November - May).

A family on two bikes poses for a photo on a highway backed by snow

Visiting in Spring

Access to snow-free park areas/features and the number of visitors gradually increase between April and June.

A woman and a young man hike downhill through thick yellow wildflowers

Visiting in Summer

The park is its busiest in the months of July through September when nearly all activities, services, and areas/features are accessible.

Lassen Peak reflected in pond lined by yellow grasses and orange leaves

Visiting in Fall

Most areas of the park remain accessible in October and November while services gradually decrease.

People travel over the snow in a mountain landscape

Visiting in Winter

Plan your visit in the winter/spring snow season.


2022 Operating Dates

Facilities are open 24 hours unless noted otherwise.

Southwest Area

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day Hours
Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center
& Park Store
Open Open all year 9 am - 5 pm
Open 5/1 10/31
Wednesday through Sunday
11/1 4/30 Also open MLK and Presidents Day Holidays
Open TBD TBD 9 am - 5 pm
Southwest Campground

Closed for season due to Dixie Fire hazards and repair efforts.

Manzanita and Summit Lake Areas

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day Hours
Loomis Museum 5/27 10/30 9 am - 5 pm
Fri/Sat/Sun only
Closed 5/27 6/19
6/20 10/2
Fri/Sat/Sun only
10/3 10/30
Closed 5/20 Snow
Manzanita Lake Camping Cabins Closed 5/27 10/16
Camper Store Closed 5/27 10/16 TBD - 6/12: 8 am - 5pm
6/13 - 9/20: 8 am - 8 pm
9/21 - 10/16: 9 am - 5:30 pm (hours reduced)
Gas Station (unleaded only)
Closed 24 hours with credit card
Watercraft Rentals
Closed 10 am - 4 pm
Dump Station Closed 5/20 10/11
Lassen Crossroads Closed 5/20 10/11 8 am - 3 pm
Lost Creek Group Campground Closed 6/10 9/19
Summit Lake Campground Closed 7/1 9/26

Warner Valley - Juniper Lake - Butte Lake Areas

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day Hours
Warner Valley Campground Closed - -
Drakesbad Guest Ranch Closed for season for Dixie Fire repair.
Juniper Lake Campground Closed - 10/3
Butte Lake Campground Closed 6/3 10/17

Last updated: November 11, 2022

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