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HistoriCorps Volunteers Rehabilitate Mount Harkness Fire Lookout

Lassen Volcanic National Park is partnering with HistoriCorps to improve the condition of the historic Mount Harkness Fire Lookout.   HistoriCorps volunteers are camping at Juniper Lake and hiking nearly four miles to and from the lookout each day. The first crew will work alongside expert field staff to remove and...


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Dual Park Pass Proposed for Lassen Volcanic and Whiskeytown

Lassen Volcanic National Park, in conjunction with Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, invites the public to comment on a proposal to implement a dual park pass. The dual park pass will allow visitors to access both parks through the purchase of a single pass. This new pass will align the price...


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Policy Announced for Electric Bicycle Use at Lassen Volcanic

On August 30, the National Park Service announced a new electric bicycle (e-bike) policy for national parks, expanding recreational opportunities and accessibility. The policy supports Secretary’s Order 3376, signed by U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt on August 29, that directs Department of the Interior (DOI) bureaus to create a...


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Bumpass Hell Trail to Open September 13

Lassen Volcanic National Park plans to re-open the Bumpass Hell Trail September 13, following the partial completion of a multi-year trail rehabilitation project.    “We look forward to welcoming hikers on the newly rehabilitated Bumpass Hell Trail,” said Superintendent Jim Richardson. “The trail improvements enhance both the hiking experience and the...


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Lassen Volcanic Monitoring Small Fire in Wilderness

MINERAL, CA – Lassen Volcanic National Park is monitoring a quarter acre, lightning-ignited wildfire in Lassen Volcanic Wilderness.   The fire is located near Red Cinder Cone along the eastern border of the park. Park Fire Management is working in close communication with Lassen National Forest, which manages the adjacent Caribou...


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Lassen Volcanic Announces Special Events through September

Lassen Volcanic National Park is offering numerous special events this summer season. The season concludes with free entrance in celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 28.   “Events like the Dark Sky Festival and Discover Lassen provide opportunities for visitors to learn something new or expand their...


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Lassen Volcanic Partners with Sierra Institute for Forest Restoration Project on Flatiron Ridge

A wilderness crew from the Sierra Institute will assist with manual fuels reduction activities on Flatiron Ridge in Lassen Volcanic National Park through September.   “We appreciate this opportunity to work with our partners Sierra Institute and Sierra Nevada Conservancy,” said Superintendent Jim Richardson.  “This project highlights our joint commitment...


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LPF 2020 Strategic Plan Released

Lassen Park Foundation has completed its 2020 Strategic Plan. The plan will cover four years beginning in fiscal year 2020 and ending in fiscal year 2023. It identifies five major goals or emphasis areas where our time will be focused:  1) increase our donor base; 2) develop our Board of Directors; 3)...


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2019 Summer Events

The events this summer at Lassen Volcanic National Park are going to be epic!    Don't miss out on the 2019 Dark Sky Festival, the new Discover Lassen weekend, or the returning Art, Wine & Beer of Lassen all in the park this year.  Lassen Park Foundation's annual auction gala, Peak...


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Lassen Volcanic National Park Partners with University California, Davis to Join the Natural Reserve

Lassen Volcanic National Park is excited to announce a new partnership with the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) which will incorporate the park into the University of California’s Natural Reserve System. The addition marks the sixth UC Davis Natural Reserve in a system that now spans Northern California from its alpine...


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Youth Groups Invited to Apply to Lassen Volcano Adventure Camp

MINERAL, CA- Lassen Volcanic National Park and its partner Lassen Park Foundation invite youth groups to plan their night under the stars at the Volcano Adventure Camp this summer. Lassen Park Foundation will accept applications for grants to cover the cost of a trip to the youth camping facility in...


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Lassen Volcanic National Park Resumes Full Operations

With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Lassen Volcanic National Park have resumed regular operations as of January 27, 2019. Please visit www.nps.gov/lavo for updated information about the park.   “Visitors can continue to enjoy the numerous feet of snow in the park that has fallen in the past few weeks,”...


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Winter 2019 Lassen News

Lassen Park Foundation presents the Winter 2019 edition of our quarterly newsletter, Lassen News.


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Lassen Volcanic National Park to Restore Accessibility and Resume Basic Visitor Services

Lassen Volcanic National Park announced today that recently closed areas of Lassen Volcanic National Park will once again be accessible to visitors starting January 12, 2019. Some limited visitor services will be restored by using revenue generated by recreation fees. Visitors should visit the park website at nps.gov/lavo while planning their visit...


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Winter Season Begins at Lassen Volcanic

Recent winter storms have brought several feet of snow to Lassen Volcanic National Park. “The past few storms have brought enough snow to deem it necessary to close Lassen National Park Highway for the winter season,” stated Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Jim Richardson.   The park highway is open...


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Lassen Park Foundation Seeking New Board Members

Lassen Park Foundation (LPF) is looking for individuals to serve on the Board of Directors.    The LPF Board oversees all activities of the Foundation including our Youth Camping Program, assistance with fundraising, oversight of capital projects at the park (like the Volcano Adventure Camp).   They work with Lassen Volcanic National Park to...


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Winter Preparations at Lassen Volcanic National Park

MINERAL, CA- Snow showers are forecasted to arrive in Lassen Volcanic National Park just in time to kick-off the holiday season.   “We eagerly await a reprieve from this fall season’s unseasonably dry conditions,” said Superintendent Jim Richardson. “The winter snowpack in the park and its resulting spring snowmelt are critical...


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Free Entrance for Veterans Day and Late Fall Conditions

MINERAL, CA- Entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park and all National Park Service sites is free November 11 in celebration of Veterans Day. This marks the last free entrance day in 2018.   “Visitors are invited to enjoy late fall in the park in honor of America’s service men and women,”...


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Lassen Volcanic to Waive Entrance Fee to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day

MINERAL, CA - All National Park Service sites, including Lassen Volcanic National Park, will offer free admission to visitors on September 22 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,”...


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Park Superintendent to Lead Lassen Volcanic Wilderness Walks

Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Jim Richardson will lead Wilderness Walks on Sat., Aug. 11 as an alternative, less strenuous, hike during the annual Reach the Peak Hike-A-Thon.   The newly added Wilderness Walks will travel “off trail” across a gentle saddle away from the Lassen Peak Trail and include...


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Perkins Presentation of Population 85 and Special Book Signing

Mineral, CA, August 3, 2018– Local resident and author JoAnn Beresford Perkins will be giving a special 30 minute presentation on her new book “Population 85: The story of a small town in Northern California” on August 18, 2018 at 1PM to the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center Auditorium.  Mineral is...


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National Park Service selects Snow Mountain, LLC to operate visitor services at Lassen Volcanic Nati

The National Park Service today announced the selection of Snow Mountain, LLC to operate visitor services at Lassen Volcanic National Park. The concessioner will operate lodging, a campground, food service, retail, guided horseback rides, paddle craft rentals, and other visitor services at the park.   The operation of the concession...


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Lassen Volcanic with Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers Host Special Events July 27

The Leave No Trace for Outdoor Ethics Center (The Center) and its Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers team are partnering with Lassen Volcanic National Park to hold a week of training, education events, and service work from July 23 to 30, 2018.   Visitors can join Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, Donielle Stevens...


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Summer Begins at Lower Elevations in Lassen Volcanic

Lassen Volcanic is gearing up for the summer season with its annual Reach Higher Trail Challenge, additional campground openings, and ranger-led programs.   Saturday, June 9, Lassen Volcanic celebrates National Get Outdoors Day with the annual Reach Higher Trail Challenge kick-off. “This year’s challenge celebrates the 50th anniversary of our National...


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Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway to Open May 27

 Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway will officially open to through traffic on Sunday, May 27. On the year’s opening weekend, visitors can expect to choose from springtime activities in the Manzanita Lake area or spring snow conditions in the southwest area of the park.   “We are pleased to be able...


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