Plan Your Visit

Lassen Volcanic National Park provides a wealth of fun activities that are as varied as the seasons of the park. Select a link below to learn more about planning your visit to Lassen.


Planning a Fall Visit?

Autumn is a wonderful time to visit Lassen Volcanic. With fewer visitors, cooler temperatures, and plenty of parking and camping spots available--it can feel like you have the park all to yourself. The changing seasons does also come with changes to services and early snowfall can temporarily limit access to higher elevation areas. Read more for help on planning your fall visit.

  • Sections of the park highway may close temporarily at any time due to snow or ice. Check road conditions prior to your visit.

  • All trails are open and accessible. View a list of current hiking trail conditions. High elevation trails may receive light snow in fall months.

  • The Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center (at the southwest entrance of the park) is open seven days a week. The Loomis Museum (at the northwest entrance of the park) is is open Wednesday through Sunday in October. See all operating hours and seasons.

  • Certain campgrounds and stock corrals begin closing for the winter beginning in September. See campground information.

  • Drakesbad Guest Ranch is open through October 10, 2017, weather-permitting.

  • Ranger-led programs have ended for the summer season. Ranger-led snowshoe walks usually begin the first weekend in January.

  • Entrance fees change to winter rates on December 1.

  • Entrance to the park is free this fall on: September 30: National Public Lands Day and November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend.


Last updated: January 30, 2018

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Mineral, CA 96063


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