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.
Scheduled Summer Ranger-led Programs
Discover your park through a ranger-led program from Junior Ranger activities to evening talks. Download the 2017 program schedule and descriptions.
Schedule Change: The Summit Lake Junior Ranger Program on Wednesdays will be held at 9:30 am (instead of 9:00 am).
Junior Firefighter ProgramThursdays • June 22 - July 20
11:30 am • Outside the Discovery Center
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 16, 2017
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!
Bird Banding Evening Program
Saturday July 15, 2017
Astronomy ProgramsJune 24 | Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center parking area | 10 - 11 pm
July 15 | Bumpass Hell parking area | 9:30 pm - 11 pm
September 17 | Bumpass Hell parking area | 9:00 - 10:30 pm
Join a park ranger for an evening program on stars, planets, and constellations. Hear stories and learn to locate objects in the sky. Programs are weather permitting and location may change due to road status. Check in at visitor centers prior to each event for updated information.
Ranger-led Snowshoe Walks
Saturdays and Sundays January 6 through April 1, 2018
Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center | 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Ranger-led snowshoe walks are an excellent way to learn or practice snowshoeing techniques and explore Lassen in its winter form. The walks cover 1-2 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!
Winter Ecology Snowshoe Program
Last updated: July 22, 2017