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Most of Lassen Volcanic Open in 2022
This information is a summary of the expected status of park facilities and trails for the 2022 Summer/Fall season following the 2021 Dixie Fire. Details will be added or amended once the park begins its spring/summer transition and park staff are able to assess conditions.
What to Expect When Visiting After the 2021 Dixie Fire
Areas in the east and southeast portion of the park are the most heavily impacted including Warner Valley, Juniper Lake, and portions of Lassen Volcanic Wilderness between Butte and Juniper lakes. Most areas west of and adjacent to the park highway are anticipated to remain open with minimal visitor impacts.
Areas to the west of and along the park highway that were unaffected by the fire are the safest areas to visit. Additional hazards may be present along the highway including fallen trees, rockfall, or slow or stopped cars. Please adhere to the posted speed limit and be patient with your fellow visitors.
Manzanita Lake and most of the Southwest and Butte Lake Areas have limited or no impacts from the fire. Most of the highlights along the highway look the same as before the fire. You will however, see burned areas from a few sections of the highway and some areas will remain closed for safety and restoration/repair efforts. View photos of effects of the Dixie Fire in the park.
Half of the Park Was Not Affected by the Dixie Fire
All trails west of the park highway were not affected by the Dixie Fire and will be accessible for hiking following the winter/spring snow season.
Anticipated Status of Affected Trails
The status and conditions of park trails will be updated once trails start becoming snow-free, which usually occurs in late May or early June.
Most park campgrounds are anticipated to open for the 2022 summer/fall season. Scheduled opening dates may be delayed for post-fire repair at Summit, Juniper, and Warner Valley Campgrounds. Once open, selected sites may remain closed for ongoing repair and rehabilitation work. Southwest Walk-in Campground is anticipated to remain closed due to tree hazards. View campground operating dates and status.
A New Closure Map for the Summer Season will Be Released in Late Spring
Closures will likely be in place in some burned areas to reduce risk to visitors and damage to park resources or to allow for repair or rehabilitation work. Other areas affected by the Dixie Fire are open and entering these areas involves risk. Learn more about burned area safety.
The status of park roads is listed on the current conditions page and includes closures for snow and post-fire repair. The opening of Warner Valley and Juniper Lake roads will be delayed beyond the normal spring/summer opening to allow for post-fire repair.
Butte Lake Area
Warner Valley Area
Juniper Lake Area
Last updated: February 17, 2022