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Lassen Volcanic National Park is Modifying Operations to Implement Latest Health Guidance

Posted March 17, 2020

Lassen Volcanic National Park is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. As of March 17, 2020 the Kohm Yah-Mah-Nee Visitor Center is closed and ranger-led programs are cancelled. Where it is possible to adhere to the latest health guidance, restrooms, water, and backcountry self-registration remain available in the Loomis Plaza and inside the 24-hour vestibule of the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. All outdoor areas of the park remain open, though visitors should be aware that snow currently covers all trails. Snow clearing operations continue as normal, providing access to the Manzanita Lake and Southwest Areas.

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Lassen Volcanic National Park is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with the federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website and social media channels.

The NPS urges visitors to do their part when visiting a park and to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and most importantly, staying home if you feel sick.

For high-risk populations, such as the elderly and people with underlying conditions, we ask that they take extra caution and follow CDC guidance for those at higher risk of serious illness.

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on Please check with individual parks for specific details about park operations.

For more information about Lassen Volcanic National Park, please visit; contact the park at (530) 595-4480 or; find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube @LassenNPS.

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