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Lassen Volcanic National Park is easily one of Northern California's more note-worthy attractions, a protected area shaped in recent history by still-smoldering volcanoes. Hidden within Lassen’s peaceful forests and untrammeled wilderness find hissing fumaroles and boiling mud pots, evidence of this pretty spot's violent side.
Hours + Fees
Lassen Volcanic National Park is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Access to the park may be restricted due to snow.
Headquarters Information Desk & Book Nook
Open All Year, (M-F) 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M., Closed holidays
Phone: (530) 595-4444
Location: In the town of Mineral on State Route 36 East, 9 miles outside the Park.
Closures: May close temporarily September-May for park meetings and training.
Loomis Museum, Information, & Bookstore
Open May 25th - June 17th (Fri/Sat/Sun), 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
June 22nd - Sep. 3rd (Daily) 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sept. 4th - Sept. 30th (Wed. - Sun.) 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Phone: (530) 595-4444 ext. 5180
Manzanita Lake Camper Store
Open May 24th - June 15th (Daily), 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
June 16th - Sept. 2nd (Daily) 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Sept. 3rd - Oct. 8th (Daily) 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Phone: (530) 335-7557
Map + Directions
Lassen Volcanic National Park is located in Northeastern California. There are five separate roads to access the park, and one Main Park Road which runs North-South through the park. The Main Park Road runs between the Northwest (Manzanita Lake) park entrance and the Southwest park entrance. The Northwest entrance is approximately 50 miles east of Redding, California on Highway 44, and 180 miles west of Reno, Nevada. The Southwest park entrance is approximately 45 miles east of Red Bluff, California on Highway 36, and 160 miles west of Reno, Nevada. Access the Butte Lake area is via a dirt road off Hwy 44 east of Old Station. Access to Juniper Lake and Warner Valley are via a partially paved road north of Chester off Hwy 36.