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.


Plan a 2019 Summer Visit

Due to a deep snow pack, roads, trails, and campgrounds may not be fully accessible until July or possibly later. If you are planning a visit for May through early July, be prepared for snow on trails and the possiblilty of ongoing winter road closures.

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  • The 2019 Summer Guide provides information for planning a summer time visit.
  • Snow: Deep snow pack from winter and spring is likely to impact areas of the park thorugh July or later. Some areas may be inaccessible or closed late into the summer season, especially those in the highest elevations like Lassen Peak and the Kings Creek area.
  • Roads: Road clearing operations begin in mid-April when the snow season ends. With deep snow pack accumulating during the snow season (Nov. - April), it can take 3 months to ready the road for safe travel. Please check the Spring Road Clearing page for detailed information on road clearing operations and progress.
  • Trails and Hiking: Many trails are likely to be inaccessible through mid-summer due to deep winter snow pack. Check the trail conditions page for updates which begin in April. Some trails will have varying snow depths and deep snow drifts that make wayfinding difficult.
  • Visitor Centers: The Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center (at the Southwest Entrance of the park) will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning May 1. See all operating hours and seasons.
  • Food: Lassen Cafe and Gift will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning May 24. The Manzanita Lake Camper Store will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning May 23.
  • Gift Shops: The Lassen Association bookstore is open during visitor center hours. See above for Lassen Cafe and Gift hours.
  • Camping: Individual park campgrounds are scheduled to open on specific dates. Those dates are dependent on conditions. If snow persists in a campground or it is not yet accessible due to snow, opening may be delayed. Reservations are available through or by calling 877-444-6777. There are also numerous first-come, first-served sites at all campgrounds. Learn more about park campgrounds.
  • Backpacking: Wilderness camping requires a wilderness permit. Read more about wilderness camping in the park.

Last updated: March 6, 2019

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