Currently the Volcano Adventure Camp is scheduled to be open this summer.  As the COVID-19 situation develops and Lassen Volcanic National Park publicizes updates to its summer plans, we will post updates on the status of the camp here. 

 

Recent News

Lassen Volcanic National Park Modifying Operations to Implement Latest Health Guidance

MINERAL, CA- Lassen Volcanic National Park is announcing additional modifications to operations in response to guidance from California Department of Public Health. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.   ...


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

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...


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Leap Day Non-Event

After much careful consideration our Event Committee has decided that it's time to come up with a winter event.  Fundraising is such an integral part of what we do here at Lassen Park Foundation, and putting on community events is the most fun way we know how to do that!...


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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 & 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 9/13

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 VNP to Restore Accessibility & Resume 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...


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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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Lassen Volcanic National Park Invites Public Comment on Alternatives for a Wilderness Stewardship Pl

MINERAL, CA – Lassen Volcanic National Park has prepared a range of alternatives for a Wilderness Stewardship Plan Environmental Assessment, and would like to invite public comment on those alternatives for the next 30 days. “This plan will provide management guidance for most of the park since 74% of Lassen Volcanic National Park...


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Spring 2018 LPF Newsletter

The Spring 2018 Lassen News is now available! 


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Lassen Volcanic National Park Celebrates Park Stars During National Park Week

Celebrate the “Park Stars” that brighten Lassen Volcanic National Park during this year’s National Park Week. Enjoy fee free entrance on April 21, browse through thousands of images in our new online gallery, and enjoy spring activities.   National Park Week begins on April 21 with fee free entrance to all National Park Service...


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National Park Service Selects Lassen Park Foundation To Receive 2017 Director’s Partnership Award

Lassen Park Foundation, based in Anderson, is one of five organizations that has been chosen to receive the National Park Service’s (NPS) prestigious 2017 Director’s Partnership Award.   The annual award “recognizes the outstanding achievements” of NPS partners, at over 400 national parks nationwide and reflects their “years of planning...


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Lassen Volcanic National Park Seeks Public Review of Bumpass Hell Trail Visitor Use Improvements Env

Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Jim Richardson invites public comment for a 30-day review of the Bumpass Hell Trail Visitor Use Improvements Environmental Assessment (EA).  The EA analyzes the impacts of three alternatives for rehabilitation of the trail and boardwalk.   The popular Bumpass Hell Trail is located across from...


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2018 Youth Camping Program Now Accepting Applications

The Lassen Park Foundation (LPF) is now accepting grant applications from school and youth groups that want to camp at the national park’s Volcano Adventure Camp in 2018.   LPF Chairman John Koeberer said, “Last year saw a tremendous increase in applications with the opening of the new camp, we’re...


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Fees to Increase at Lassen Volcanic National Park

    On January 1, 2018 Lassen Volcanic National Park will increase fees to better align with the standard pricing model of similar national park areas. The current park entrance fees were partially raised in 2015 from the rates that were in place at Lassen Volcanic since 1998.  The entrance...


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National Park Service Seeks Bidders on Lassen Volcanic National Park Concessions

Lassen Volcanic National Park has issued a prospectus for a concession contract business opportunity.  The Concessioner will operate overnight accommodations, campground, horse services, food and beverage, retail, and other visitor services.   The National Park Service (NPS) issued the prospectus on December 14, 2017 under the terms described in the...


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Free Entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park for Veteran’s Day Weekend

To honor America’s service men and women, Lassen Volcanic National Park will join other areas managed by the Department of the Interior in waiving entrance fees November 11 -12.  “We invite visitors to come to Lassen Volcanic National Park and enjoy the day in honor of our veterans and their...


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Fall Season Storm Closes Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway

Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Jim Richardson announced today that the Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway through the park will close at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, November 2 in anticipation of storm forecasted to bring 36” – 48” of snowfall in the higher elevations of the park beginning late Thursday evening....


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Lassen Volcanic National Park Asks for Public Comment On Evaluation Report of Former Firing Range  

MINERAL, CA – Lassen Volcanic National Park is looking for public comment on an Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) that was prepared to consider alternatives for removal actions for the Former Firing Range (Site) used by Lassen Volcanic National Park in Shasta County, California under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and...


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Lassen Volcanic National Park’s Annual Dark Sky Festival  

  Photo courtesy of the National Park Service   Lassen Volcanic National Park, in collaboration with NASA, Astronomical Society of Nevada, and International Dark Sky Association will host the 2017 Dark Sky Festival, announced Park Superintendent Jim Richardson. This year's Dark Sky Festival, from August 11 to 13, is filled with exciting...


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Peak Experience Auction 2017

Lassen Park Foundation's signature fundraising event, Peak Experience Auction, is scheduled for Saturday September 23rd at the McConnell Foundation in Redding.  To download your invitation please click the image below. 


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Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway Will Open July 27

The Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway will officially open to through traffic on Thursday, July 27.  “This year’s opening of the highway will be the latest in park records dating back to 1931,” stated Superintendent Jim Richardson. “After four years of drought the park finally had a long winter season...


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Public Comment Needed for Proposed Fee Increase at Lassen Volcanic National Park

Mineral, CA – During the month of July, Lassen Volcanic National Park is looking for public comment on a proposal to bring the rates for fees in alignment with the standard pricing model of similar national park areas. The current park entrance fees were partially raised in 2015 from the...


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Lassen Park Foundation Annual “Peak Experience” Auction September 23rd

“Every Kid in a Park” is a federal public lands youth initiative to get all 4th graders and their families to experience the places that are home to our country’s natural treasures, rich history, and vibrant culture.  At Lassen Park Foundation we believe so strongly in the importance of encouraging...


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Inaugural “Reach the Peak” Hike-A-Thon July 30th

By the end of July, the temperatures in Northern California often stagnate near triple digits. That’s when many hikers find relief atop Lassen Peak.   On Sat., July 30, the inaugural “Reach the Peak Hike-a-Thon” to the top of Lassen Peak will benefit causes at Lassen Volcanic National Park and...


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Lassen Volcanic National Park Opens Highway to Devastated Area

Lassen Volcanic National Park has opened a ten-mile portion of the park’s main highway from the Manzanita Lake Entrance to the Devastated Area today, announced Park Superintendent Jim Richardson. The Devastated Area provides opportunities for visitors to snowshoe, cross country ski, and play in the snow. “Spring is an excellent...


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2017 LVNP Events Announced

There are a lot of fun things planned in our favorite national park this summer!  Highlights of scheduled events can be found in our newsletter and below. For a full  list of park activities visit the park website.   April: National Park Week 15th-23rd. Fee-free park admission on April 15,...


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Lassen Volcanic National Park Visitation Exceeded 500,000 in 2016   

MINERAL, CA – Lassen Volcanic National Park recorded 536,068 visits in 2016, the centennial year for the park and the National Park Service.  “For over a century, people from around the world have come to explore the park’s dynamic volcanic landscape and enjoy the beauty of these mountains,” said Acting...


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Lassen Volcanic National Park Seeks Public Review of Preliminary Alternatives for Bumpass Hell Trail

Five preliminary alternatives are being considered by the National Park Service (NPS) for rehabilitation of the Bumpass Hell Trail and boardwalk. Acting Superintendent Martha Crusius invites public comment on these alternatives.  The alternatives will be modified by this public review and analyzed in an environmental assessment (EA) for rehabilitation of...


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James Richardson Named Superintendent of Lassen Volcanic National Park

SAN FRANCISCO- James “Jim” Richardson has been selected as superintendent of Lassen Volcanic National Park, in California.  He succeeds Steve Gibbons who retired in January.   "Jim is an experienced park superintendent with a proven track record in various park settings," said Pacific West Regional Director Laura E. Joss.  "Before...


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