Ranger-led Programs

Visitors explore Bumpass Hell during a ranger-led program

NPS Photo

 

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.

 
Junior Firefighter Program
Thursdays, July 7 to August 11 | 11:30 am | Discovery Center
Learn how US Forest Service and National Park Service firefighters manage fire to promote forest health and protect lives and property. Firefighters will explain how they use fire 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. Visit the Loomis Museum for more information.

 
Scheduled Summer Ranger-led Programs
Ranger-led programs are offered throughout the summer season. 2016 programs will run daily from June 18 through September 5.

Monday
10:30 am Inside of a Volcano Sulphur Works
10:30 am Bear Necessities Loomis Museum
1:30 pm Volcanoes! Loomis Museum
2:00 pm Can You Dig It? Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center

Tuesday
9:30 am Junior Rangers Manzanita Lake
10:30 am Inside of a Volcano Sulphur Works
2:00 pm Can You Dig It? Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center
2:30 pm Pioneers Manzanita Lake

Wednesday
10:30 am Inside of a Volcano Sulphur Works
1:30 pm On the Wild Side Loomis Museum
2:00 pm Can You Dig It? Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center
7:30 (Jul)
7:00 (Aug)
Summit Lake Evening Summit Lake

Thursday
10:30 am On the Wild Side Loomis Museum
1:30 pm Volcanoes! Manzanita Lake
2:00 pm Can You Dig It? Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center

Friday
9:30 am Junior Rangers Summit Lake
10:30 am Inside of a Volcano Sulphur Works
1:00 - 3:00 pm Discovery Center Discovery Center
2:00 pm Can You Dig It? Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center
7:30 pm (Jul)
7:00 pm (Aug)
Summit Lake Evening Summit Lake
9:00 pm (Jun-Jul)
8:30 pm (Aug)
Manzanita Lake Evening Manzanita Lake

Saturday
8:00 am Early Birds Manzanita Lake
9:30 am Junior Rangers Manzanita Lake
10:30 am Inside of a Volcano Sulphur Works
12:30 pm On Top of a Volcano Top of Lassen Peak
2:00 pm Can You Dig It? Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center
2:30 pm Pioneers Manzanita Lake
7:30 pm (Jul)
7:00 pm (Aug)
Summit Lake Evening Summit Lake
9:00 pm (Jun-Jul)
8:30 pm (Aug)
Manzanita Lake Evening Manzanita Lake

Sunday
9:30 am Sense of Wonder Manzanita Lake
9:30 am Junior Rangers Manzanita Lake
10:30 am Inside of a Volcano Sulphur Works
12:30 pm On Top of a Volcano Top of Lassen Peak
1:30 pm Lassen's Defining Moments Loomis Museum
2:00 pm Can You Dig It? Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center

 
An Evening Grosbeak gets ready to be released after being banded for monitoring
Evening Grosbeak

NPS Photo

Public Bird Banding Demonstration
Sunday, July 17
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
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!

 
A ranger-led snow walk heads to Sulphur Works.
A ranger leads a group of snowshoers at Lassen Volcanic National Park

NPS Photo

Ranger-led Snowshoe Walks
Saturdays and Sundays January 2 through April 3, 2016
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. Route and distance varies depending on group ability and fitness. 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!
  • Location is at the park's southwest entrance off of Hwy. 36. There are no ranger-led walks at the park's northwest entrance.
  • Snowshoes are provided, a $1 donation is requested to cover maintenance costs.
  • Organized groups planning on attending a regularly scheduled walk must schedule a ranger-led snowshoe walk outside of regularly scheduled walks.
  • Space is limited to 40 people per program. A ticket must be obtained in person the day of in order to attend the walk.
  • Walks are open to those eight years of age and older; children in carriers are not allowed due to safety concerns.
  • Poles are not permitted due to safety concerns.
  • Snowshoes are only provided for the ranger-led activity; the park does not rent snowshoes or other winter equipment.

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.

 

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PO Box 100
Mineral, CA 96063

Phone:

(530) 595-4480
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