Lassen Volcanic National Park News
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Lassen Volcanic Planning Second Burn of the Season at Manzanita Lake
October 27, 2023 | 2:08 pm
Lassen Volcanic National Park Fire Management personnel plan to initiate a 65-acre prescribed fire in the Manzanita Lake area, continuing the work of the multi-year Northwest Gateway Forest Restoration project (NWG). Ignition is planned for Wednesday, November 1st, unless weather conditions necessitate ignition the previous or following day.
Sulphur Works Road Repair and Park Highway Temporary Closure Begins September 25
September 22, 2023 | 12:52 pm
Lassen Volcanic National Park is expecting local contractor Hooker Creek Construction to begin working on the Sulphur Works area of Lassen Highway 89 road shoulder that has partially undermined the road. To accomplish this work, the contractor will need to close the road 8:00am to noon and 1:00pm to 5:00pm on weekdays. Public vehicles will be able to pass through the area before and after work hours, during a noon break, and on weekends. The construction takes place during the least busy time of the year with enough time to complete work before winter snows.
Lassen Volcanic Planning Burn at Manzanita Lake
September 21, 2023 | 12:32 pm
Lassen Volcanic National Park Fire Management personnel plan to initiate a 135-acre prescribed fire in the Manzanita Lake area beginning September 23, pending weather conditions. This prescribed fire continues the work of the multi-year Northwest Gateway Forest Restoration project (NWG).
Lassen Volcanic to Waive Entrance Fee to Celebrate National Public Lands Day
September 21, 2023 | 11:38 am
All National Park Service sites, including Lassen Volcanic National Park, will offer free admission to visitors on September 23 for National Public Lands Day. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of this fee free day to explore and discover the beauty and recreational opportunities that Lassen Volcanic National Park has to offer,” said Superintendent Jim Richardson. “National Public Lands Day is a wonderful opportunity to explore the resilient landscape post-Dixie Fire of 2021 and, as September is National Wilderness month, it’s also a great time to be in and learn about the role of wilderness in our lives.”
Lassen National Park Highway Opens to Vehicles
July 1, 2023 | 10:20 am
The 30-mile highway through Lassen Volcanic National Park opened for the season on July 1, 2023. A higher-than-average snowpack slowed operations, but through the hard work of National Park Service and Caltrans road crews, the road has been fully cleared. Visitors to the park should prepare for winter conditions at higher elevations, and possible delays due to ongoing road work.
Planned Prescribed Fire at Mineral Headquarters Area
May 30, 2023 | 9:56 am
Lassen Volcanic National Park’s fire management staff plan to initiate a 30-acre prescribed fire project in the Mineral Headquarters area in late May/early June, depending on weather conditions. Ignition is expected to occur over a cumulative 1 to 3-day period with residual burn down predicted for up to one week after final ignition operations. The fire will be regularly staffed and monitored until it is declared out.
Lassen Volcanic NP Transitions to Mobile and Electronic Payments
April 8, 2023 | 12:18 pm
Beginning MAY 1, 2023, Lassen Volcanic National Park will transition to a fully cashless fee system and only accept mobile or electronic payments for entrance and permit fees. Acceptable forms of payment will include credit and debit cards as well payment apps on mobile devices.
Lassen Volcanic to Offer Online Backcountry Permit System
December 20, 2022 | 10:48 am
The new online permit system replaces the paper-based system that required in-person registration and is currently in place at many national parks throughout the country. The new system will improve the effectiveness and timeliness of communicating important safety information from wildlife concerns to weather and fire hazards. It will also provide park managers with better data to preserve and protect these special places.
Lassen Volcanic, Whiskeytown, Lava Beds, and Crater Lake Enter Into Agreement for Annual Passes
December 16, 2022 | 10:32 am
The cost of the annual passes will be aligned to an equivalent amount, which would allow visitors unlimited entry for one year with a valid park pass to these four National Park Service sites with the added convenience of only having to purchase one annual pass. The cost will be the same as the current Crater Lake, Lassen Volcanic, and Whiskeytown annual park pass ($55), which results in a $10 increase to the current $45 Lava Beds pass. Starting in 2024, a single multi-park pass will be created and available at each of these park sites.
Lassen Volcanic Highway Closes to Through Traffic for Winter Season
November 15, 2022 | 12:06 pm
Lassen National Park Highway is closed to through traffic for the winter/spring snow season. Recent autumn storms brought heavy snow and ice to the high-elevation roadway.