Over 100 miles of trails in Lassen Volcanic are open to stock users. The following regulations for saddle and pack animals help insure the safety of visitors, riders, and horses, and the protection of resources. For the purpose of these regulations, the terms stock and pack animals refer to horses, mules, burros, and llamas. The following information is provided to assist you with planning a stock-supported trip in the park. Please note that it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the specific regulations and restrictions which apply to the use of these animals in the park.
Sites for stock parties are available by reservation only. Reservations can be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777 and can be made up to a year in advance. Cancellations are subject to an administrative fee of $25 or the cost of the reservation. For stock corral information, please call the park's fee office at (530) 595-6121.
Planning Your Stock-Supported Trip
The park Saddle and Pack Stock Use Guide contains the information listed below including information on trail and stock care regulations, and stock use facilities.
Obtaining a Permit
A backcountry use permit is required for all stock use. Permits are free of charge. The permit is available at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center and the Loomis Museum, or can be sent through the mail (requires at least 14 days to process). To obtain a permit by mail prior to your arrival, you must complete the online permit application and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org via email. You may also obtain a permit in person upon your arrival.
The following sites are provided for camping with stock in the park. Please note that overnight stays are not permitted in the backcountry. Butte Lake Corral | Juniper Lake Corral | Summit Lake Corral
Please note the following information regarding stock facilities:
* For additional stock corral information, please call the park's fee office at 530-595-6121.
At times when trail or weather conditions warrant (such as trees across the trail or wet soil), additional stock use conditions (including trail closures) may be established.
Last updated: February 16, 2020