Operating Hours & Seasons

Seasons

Lassen Volcanic National Park is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Road access, services, and activities are limited in the snowy season (approximately November - May). Learn more about visiting the park in each season:

Summer (July – September): Greatest access to activities, services, and park areas/features; highest number of visitors.
Fall (October – November): Access to most activities and park areas/features and fewer services; decreasing number of visitors.
Winter (December – March): Limited access to park areas/features, snow activities only, lowest number of visitors.
Spring (April – June): Increasing access to park areas/features and activities; increasing number of visitors.

 
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Facility & Service Hours and Dates

Most park facilities and services are open or available mid-May through October. Visit additional opening and closing dates for campgrounds and Drakesbad Guest Ranch (in-park lodging).

Recreate Responsibly

We encourage visitors to follow CDC guidelines and wear a face covering when it is not possible to maintain social distancing.

 
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 may close at anytime due to inclement weather or heavy snowfall. Lassen Café and Gift hours and dates differ and are listed separately below.

Operating Season: Year-round
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm

Dates

Status

June 19 - October 31

Daily

November 1 - April 30

Wednesday through Sunday

Special Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Closed for holidays

December 23 - 24, 2019

Open for holiday

December 30 - 31, 2019

Open for holiday

January 20, 2020 (MLK Day, fee free)

Open for holiday

February 17, 2020 (Presidents' Day)

Open for holiday

The Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center vestibule (foyer) is open 24-hours and offers restrooms, drinking water, backpacking and stock use self registration, and an emergency phone (only calls 911).

Lassen Association Store operates inside the Loomis Museum during business hours. Items are also available on their website.

COVID-19 Modifications:

  • Exhibit access may be limited.
  • Auditorium is temporarily closed (no park film showings).
  • Information and ranger services will be available at outside the front entrance from 10 am to 4 pm daily beginning 6/19.
 
Summer and winter at the cafe/dining area

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Lassen Cafe & Gift

Located inside the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. Food offerings are limited October through April.

Operating Season: Year-round

Winter/Spring
Dates: October 13, 2019 - May 20, 2020
Days: Saturday and Sunday
Hours: 11 am to 2 pm

Summer/Fall
June 19, 2020 - October 12, 2020
Days: Daily
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm

COVID-19 Modifications: indoor seating is limited; additional seating available on the back patio.

 
Loomis Museum at Manzanita Lake

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Loomis Museum

Location: One mile from the Northwest Entrance in the Manzanita Lake Area.
Operating Season: June 19 through November 1, 2020
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm
Days:
June 19 - October 2: Daily
October 3 - November 1: Friday through Sunday

Lassen Association Store operates inside the Loomis Museum during business hours. Items are also available on their website.

COVID-19 Modifications:

  • Museum will be open for Lassen Association sales only beginning June 19 (tentative).
  • Limit of 5 people in the store at a time (including children). Staff will call visitors in as space allows from the outdoor waiting line.
  • Exhibits and auditorium (no park film showing) are temporarily closed.
  • Information and ranger services will be available in the adjacent Loomis Plaza from 10 am to 4 pm daily beginning 6/19.
 

Manzanita Lake Camper Store & Gas Station

The Camper Store is located near the Northwest Entrance of the park adjacent to the Manzanita Lake Campground. 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: June 16 through October 12, 2020
Days: Daily
Hours: 8 am to 8 pm

 

Last updated: June 17, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 100
Mineral, CA 96063

Phone:

(530) 595-4480

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