Special Events

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Hike and Bike the Highway

Spring (April - July) | Park-wide
Each spring, visitors are encouraged to hike and bike sections of the park highway once they are cleared of snow and before they open to vehicles. The last section to open to vehicles usually consists of 12 miles between Devastated Area and Lassen Peak parking area. At this point, the highway is open to through traffic for the season. Hike and Bike the Highway (HBH) is an ongoing opportunity for visitors to enjoy cleared sections of highway before they open to vehicles. When conditions and timing allow, the Saturday before the highway opens to through traffic is promoted as the final opportunity for HBH.

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Reach Higher Trail Challenge

Take the Reach Higher Trail Challenge and take your fitness level to new heights!
*The Reach Higher Trail Challenge is not being offered in 2022.

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Field Seminars

June through September
Learn, explore, and discover through field seminars offered by park partner, Lassen Association.


Discover Lassen Weekend

Please check back during Summer 2022 for the return of this event.

Barbecue & Fair

Celebrate Lassen Volcanic National Park's birthday (August 9) with this special event hosted by the Lassen Park Foundation. Enjoy information booths with hands-on activities and displays. A fundraiser barbecue lunch will be served by Anderson Rotary Club. Funds raised will support Lassen Park Foundation projects and programs including the Youth Camping Program. Learn more at lassenparkfoundation.org.

Reach the Peak Hike-a-Thon

Participants in the annual Reach the Peak Hike-a-Thon will hike the Lassen Peak Trail to raise money for youth camping programs. This fundraiser is organized by the Lassen Park Foundation, which provides a fueling station at the trailhead with water and snacks to take with you on the trail (there will not be aid stations along the route). Please bring a water bottle or hydration pack to reduce disposable bottle waste. Kids under 12 are free! Learn more at lassenparkfoundation.org.


Lassen Dark Sky Festival

Join us in celebrating all that is out of this world at Lassen's Dark Sky Festival. There will be no on-site events in 2022, however you can still explore from your own spot under the night sky. Please check back during Summer 2023 for the return of this event.


National Public Lands Day

Every September
Participate in the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort on National Public Lands Day. More information on specific volunteer opportunities will be available in the near future. By volunteering on this day, you will receive a fee-free day coupon to be used at a future date. Entrance to all National Park sites is also free on this date.

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Propane Cylinder Exchange

Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center | While Supplies Last - At this time, we are out of cannisters. Please check back to see if this exchange program is re-instated.
Stop tossing camping propane bottles and instead exchange one empty, disposable, one-pound propane cylinder for a free refillable cylinder. Learn more about refillable cylinders online or when you pickup your new refillable at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center only. Free, safe disposal of one-pound propane cylinders is also available all summer long outside the Visitor Center. This program is available with support from Tehama County Waste Management Agency, CalRecycle, and California Product Stewardship Council.

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Art, Wine & Brew of Lassen

Please check back during Summer 2022 for the return of this event.
10 am to 4 pm | Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center

Taste wine from local vineyards, try a beer from an area brewery, sample products from regional entrepreneurs, and enjoy art and music from local artists on the visitor center patio. A $14 tasting fee includes 10 drink tickets and a commemorative glass. This event is hosted by the park concessioner, Snow Mountain, LLC.

Last updated: June 18, 2022

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