Lassen Volcanic National Park News
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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.
Lassen Volcanic and the National Park Service Honors Veterans
November 11, 2022 | 10:33 am
The Biden-Harris Administration announced that starting on Veterans Day (Nov. 11), veterans of the U.S. Armed Services and Gold Star Families can obtain a free lifetime pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites spread out across more than 400 million acres of public lands, including national parks, wildlife refuges, and forests, including Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Lassen Volcanic Planning Prescribed Burn at Manzanita Lake
October 28, 2022 | 4:59 pm
Lassen Volcanic National Park Fire Management personnel plan to initiate a 90-acre prescribed fire in the Manzanita Lake area beginning October 31, pending weather conditions. This prescribed fire continues the work of the multi-year Northwest Gateway Forest Restoration project (NWG).
Lassen Volcanic National Park Begins its Fall Transition
October 5, 2022 | 11:59 am
Visitors should be prepared for changing conditions including below freezing nighttime temperatures, limited campsites and visitor services, and temporary effects of fire management activities. Learn more about visiting in fall at go.nps.gov/lavo/fall. Services in the Manzanita Lake Area continue through October. The Loomis Museum is open Friday through Sunday until closure on October 31. The Manzanita Lake Camper Store is open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily through October 30. The Manzanita Lake dump station and Lassen Crossroads close October 11.
Lassen National Park Highway Open to Vehicles
June 2, 2022 | 4:18 pm
The 30-mile highway through Lassen Volcanic National Park will open to through traffic on Friday, June 3. A lower-than-average snowpack accelerated snow clearing operations. Intermittent closures along the highway are possible due to repair work, as well as inclement weather. Please check the weather forecast before traveling to the park. In other areas of the park, the road to Butte Lake is open; Warner Valley and Juniper Lake roads remain closed at the park boundary due to post Dixie Fire hazards.
Lassen Volcanic Seeks Public Comment on Project to Improve Water Supply at Two Campgrounds
May 20, 2022 | 4:31 pm
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on a project to improve Lassen Volcanic National Park's water treatment system for Lost Creek Group Campground and Volcano Adventure Camp. Comments may be submitted through 6/19/2022.