Recreate Responsibly

The National Park Service encourages all visitors to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Learn more about how you can recreate responsible when visiting Lassen Volcanic and other public lands. Thank you for helping to reduce the risk to yourself and others. View additional information about COVID-19 safety and response:

6 black and white icons depicting: 6 feet of distance between people, wearing a face mask, washing hands, covering when coughing, not touching face, and staying home when sick

Recreate Responsible throughout the Park:

  • Practice social distancing: maintain at least 6 feet (1.8 meters) of distance between you and others, including when speaking or waiting to speak to park staff.
  • Wear a face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze (not with your hands).

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Most importantly, please return home and stay at home if you feel sick.

Recreate Responsible on Trails:

  • Prevent Injury—Explore Safely
    Reduce the risk to you and emergency medical responders by making choices to prevent injury. Choose trails that fit your fitness and ability level and turn around if you feel tired or weak.

  • Use Trails at Non-Peak Times
    When possible, hike on a weekday, in the morning, or in late afternoon. Return another time if a trail is busy.

  • Avoid Gathering in Groups
    Take hiking breaks away from others outside of your household and spread out at overlooks or other stopping points.

  • Bring Hand Sanitizer
    Carry hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to use on the trail, especially before touching your face.

Five black, white, and red icons depicting: maintain 6 feet of distance from other people, first aid/safety, hike early, no groups, and use hand sanitizer
Graphic titled "A Little Space Goes a Long Way" depicting various examples of 6 feet of distance including (from top left to bottom right): 2 picnic tables, a moose's antlers, a yoga mat, a national park sign, 2 information waysides, 1 grizzly bear

Last updated: May 22, 2020

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