Lassen Volcanic National Park offers a wide variety of Ranger-led and Junior Ranger programs throughout the summer and winter seasons. View information about ranger-led program below or learn more about special events.
Summer Ranger-led Programs
Discover your park through a ranger-led program from Junior Ranger activities to evening talks. Programs are offered mid-June through early September.
Junior Firefighter Program
Thursdays, June 20 to August 15, 2019* | 11:00 - 11:45 am
Learn how US Forest Service and National Park Service firefighters manage fire to promote forest health and protect lives and property. Learn how firefighters use engines and firefighting gear to support the important role that fire plays in the ecosystems of our national parks. Participants who complete the program will earn a Junior Firefighter patch. Program is 45 minutes long and is open to all ages. *Scheduled programs may be affected by firefighter availability, visit the Loomis Museum for updated information.
Public Bird Banding Demonstration
Sunday, July 21, 2019
8:00 am - 8:30 am - 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Meet at the Manzanita Lake boat ramp
Each year Lassen's natural resource team uses nets to capture and band migratory birds. This monitoring provides information on population abundance and health. Join us for a public bird banding demonstration. Meet a ranger at the Manzanita Lake boat ramp area at one of the times list above for a five minute walk to the banding site. Don't forget your camera!
Ranger-led Snowshoe Walks
Saturdays and Sundays, January through March
Ranger-led snowshoe walks are an excellent way to learn or practice snowshoeing techniques and explore Lassen in its winter form. The walks cover one to two miles of moderately strenuous terrain. They don’t follow a trail—the hike is an off-trail exploration through the forests near the Visitor Center. At the beginning of each snowshoe walk, a ranger will demonstrate how to put on snowshoes and how to move around. Once the basic techniques are covered, the group heads out into the snow and the adventure begins!
Please Note: Walks may be cancelled at the last minute due to extreme weather conditions. Please feel free to call (530) 595-4480 ahead to check on conditions.
Winter Ecology Snowshoe Program
Lassen's Education Program offers ranger-led snowshoe walks and winter ecology programs for school groups grades 3 through 8. Programs are by reservation only. Please visit our Field Trips page for more information.
Last updated: August 6, 2019