Operating Hours & 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.


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).

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.

New! Lassen Volcanic Natinal he Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center is temporarily closed following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers.

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

May 1 - October 31: Daily
November 1 - April 30: Wednesday through Sunday

Special Holiday Hours:

Closed: Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

December 23 - 24, 2019
December 30 - 31, 2019
January 20, 2020 (MLK Day, fee free)
February 17, 2020 (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. Food offerings are limited October through April.

Operating Season: Year-round

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

May 21 - October 12, 2020
Days: Daily
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm

Loomis Museum at Manzanita Lake

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Loomis Museum

Located at the northwest entrance of the park.

Operating Season: May 22 through November 1, 2020
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm

May 22 - June 19: Friday through Sunday
June 20 - October 2: Daily
October 3 - November 1: Friday through Sunday


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: May 21 through October 12, 2020
Days: Daily
May 21 - June 14, 2020: 8 am to 5 pm
June 15 - October 12: 8 am to 8 pm


Last updated: March 27, 2020

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 100
Mineral, CA 96063


(530) 595-4480

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