Accessibility - Bumpass Hell Parking area portable restrooms are accessible with assistance. The Devastated Area Interpretive Trail and certain naturalist programs are accessible. The Loomis Museum restrooms, Camper Store Campground and Park Headquarters information desk and restrooms are accessible.
Backcountry Camping - For information on backcountry camping see the Camping Page
Basic Visit Recommendations - Allow at least three hours to drive across the park and to make stops. Allow at least two days to hike some of the spectacular trails.
Biking - Bicycles are permitted on park roads and in campgrounds but prohibited on all park trails. A helmet must be worn by cyclers under age 18. Skating, skateboarding, and rollerblading are not permitted.
Boating - Motorized boats are prohibited on all park waters. Coast Guard approved flotation devices must be on board for all occupants and worn by children under 12.
Lake Helen and Emerald, Reflection and Boiling Springs Lake are closed to boating. Boats may not be left on Manzanita or other lake shores overnight. At Manzanita Lake, boats may only be put in and taken out at the designated launch sites.
Camping - There are seven campgrounds in the park. Groups must camp in one of two group campgrounds (Lost Creek or Juniper Lake). Reservations for the group campgrounds are required and must be made in advance. Please contact 530-595-4444 ext. 5155 for information on group camping. All other park campgrounds operate on a first come, first served basis; no reservations can be made.
See the Camping Page for more information.
|Private Non-commercial Vehicle||$ 10.00 (Seven Day Pass)|
|Individual Entry (Bike, Foot)||$ 4.00 (Seven Day Pass)|
|Gold Access Passport (Blind or permanently disabled individuals)||Free (Lifetime - good in all national parks)|
|Golden Age Passport (one time fee - for those 62+ years young)||$ 10.00 (Lifetime - good in all national parks)|
|Golden Eagle Passport (good one year from date of purchase)||$ 50.00 (good in all national parks)|
Golden Access Passport
The Golden Access Passport is a free pass available to all permanent U.S. residents who are eligible to receive federal benefits based on disability, whether or not you are actually receiving them or not. This pass entitles the bearer, and immediate family or accompanying passengers in a private vehicle, to free admission to all U.S. National Parks, Monuments, Forests, and Historic Sites, as well as half price camping. Apply in person at any National Park Service or U.S. Forest Service area.
Call: 530-595-4444 ext. 5155 for group fees.
Park fishing regulations conform with California State regulations.
A California State fishing license is required for those over 16.
Emerald Lake, Manzanita Creek and the part of Manzanita Lake within 150 ft of the inlet are closed to fishing.
Special regulations for Manzanita Lake:
Catch and release only; only artificial lures and single barbless hooks can be used.
See the Camping Page or Hiking Page for more information.
Food and Supplies - The Lassen Chalet and Manzanita Lake Camper Store operate daily in the summer months and offer food and gifts. See the Lodging Page for local towns around the park.
Hiking - Lassen Volcanic National Park contains 150 miles of hiking trails, including 17 miles of Pacific Crest Trails. Trails vary in length and difficulty, winding through coniferous forest, alpine tundra and along water ways.
See the Hiking Page for more information.
Lodging Facilities - One facility offers lodging in the park: Drakesbad Guest Ranch.
There are seven campgrounds in the park. Groups must camp in one of two group campgrounds (Lost Creek or Juniper Lake). Reservations for the group campgrounds are required and must be made in advance. Please contact 530-595-4444 ext. 5155 for information on group camping. All other park campgrounds operate on a first come, first served basis; no reservations can be made.
See the Lodging Page or Camping Page for more information.
Permits - A wilderness permit is required for overnight camping outside of campgrounds. Contact park headquarters for an application for a wilderness permit at 530-595-4444 ext. 5134. School groups need to make reservations for naturalist-led activities, call 530-595- 4444 ext. 5133 or 5132.
Pet Information - Pets must be leashed or restrained at all time.
They are permitted on established roadways, in campgrounds, picnic areas, and in other developed areas.
They are not permitted on trails, in the backcountry, or in any body of water.
Pets may not be left unattended.
Please clean up after your pet and take responsibility for their behavior.
Programs and Activities - Naturalist programs are offered late June to Labor Day. Snowshoe programs are offered to the public on Saturdays, usually mid January to early April. Call 530-595-4444 ext. 5133 or 5132 for more information.
See the Calendar Page for more detailed information.
Permits are required for day use.
No overnight stays in the backcountry.
Corrals are available by reservation at Summit and Juniper Lakes; call 916-595-444
Visitor Center - The Loomis Museum, near Manzanita Lake, is open weekends from late May to mid June. It is open daily from mid June to late September, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
See the Calendar Page for more detailed information.
Weapons and Fireworks - All weapons and fireworks are prohibited. Transportation of weapons through the park is allowed when declared at entrance stations and unloaded, cased, broken down or otherwise packed to prevent use.
Weather - Snow covers much of the park mid October through early June. The Lassen Park Road (the main road that connects Highway 89) is usually closed late October through early June. Many of the main park attractions are snow covered and inaccessible by car and foot. July, August, and September may bring mostly sunny skies with warm daytime temperatures and cold nighttime temperatures.
See the Weather Page for current conditions, forecasts and other weather data.
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