Visiting Lassen Volcanic National Park involves risk. Your safety is your responsibility. You can improve your safety when visiting this remote and high-elevation area by being prepared and knowing and following park regulations. Park regulations are in place to protect both you and park resources.
See Something? Say Something!
Visitors may intentionally or unintentionally harm park resources or endanger themselves or others. If you think it's unintentional, feel free to speak up! A courteous reminder about why a regulation is important is usually enough. If not, please report destructive behavior to a park ranger. It's helpful to note descriptions of the individuals or license plate number. If someone's life is in danger, call 911.
Commonly Cited Prohibited Activities:
Dial 9-1-1 in Case of Emergency
Be prepared to give your location as Lassen Volcanic National Park. Call to report accidents, fires, or life threatening incidents. Cell phone coverage is very limited within the park. If no phone service is available, emergencies should be reported to park rangers, campground hosts, or staff at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center or Loomis Museum.
Dixie Fire Closure Area
Eastern sections of the park affected by the Dixie Fire including Summit Lake, Butte Lake, Warner Valley, and Juniper Lake areas are closed to all use. Additional areas of the park are closed for post-fire recovery and repair. Please adhere to closures for your safety and to reduce the risk to firefighters and first responders.
Stay Out & Stay Safe
Learn more about what you should do if you see a black bear that seems interested in you and/or is close to you and how you can protect bears by staying with or storing your scented stuff. Be aware that Bear Spray is not allowed in the park.
Never Feed Wildlife
Your choices improve your safety and theirs.
Maintain a Safe Viewing Distance
Any animal can be dangerous if it feels threatened, surprised, or concerned by your presence. When on foot:
Protect Wildlife by Keeping Pets in Developed Areas
Why Are Dogs Limited to Paved Areas?
Learn more about visiting the park with pets.
Fire is a natural part of the ecosystem, but wildfire in the wrong conditions, place, or time can and has been catastrophic. Learn more about fire management in the park, current fire activity, and air quality.
Last updated: March 1, 2022