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)
May 1 - October 31 Open daily
November 1 - April 28 Open Wednesday through Sunday

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Also open for the following holiday periods:
January 1, 2019
January 21, 2019 (MLK Day, fee free)
February 18, 2019 (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

2018 Summer Hours and Dates

April 29 - May 26 9 am to 4 pm, daily
May 27 - October 10 9 am to 5 pm, daily

2018-2019 Off-Season Hours and Dates

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 area; a microwave is available.

October 2018 - 9 am to 4 pm:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday

November and December 2018 - 11 am to 2 pm:
Saturdays and Sundays through April 28

Winter 2019
Beginning Jan 1, 2019, a new concession service will provide Cafe service.
Details with operating hours and offering are forthcoming.

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 25 through October 28, 2018

May 25 - June 17 9 am to 5 pm, Friday through Sunday
Also open Monday, 5/28
June 18 - October 8

October 9 - October 28
9 am to 5 pm, daily

9 am to 5 pm, Friday through Sunday

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 18 through October 7, 2018

May 18 - June 14 9 am to 5 pm - daily
June 15 - August 19 8 am to 9 pm - daily
August 20 - October 7 8 am to 5 pm - daily

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

Last updated: November 24, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 100
Mineral, CA 96063


(530) 595-4480

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