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Fall into Lassen on Giving Tuesday

Please join us on Tuesday, November 30th as we celebrate North State Giving Tuesday!  We join with over 180 different north state nonprofits in this online campaign every year. We hope you will to!  Go to NorthStateGives.org to learn more.   Check out our Fall 2021 Newsletter while you're at...


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Lassen Volcanic NP and Partners Launch Lassen Resilience Campaign Funds raised will assist the park

    November 2, 2021 The Lassen Association and the Lassen Park Foundation have joined forces with Lassen Volcanic National Park to showcase the park’s resilience in the aftermath of the Dixie Fire. The two nonprofit park partners, in collaboration with Lassen Volcanic leadership, have created the Lassen Resilience campaign, pooling their...


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Lassen Volcanic Prepares for Prescribed Burning

MINERAL, CA- Lassen Volcanic National Park will make use of forecasted precipitation to complete prescribed burning within the park.     “These prescribed burns are part of a multi-decade fire management program to reduce the intensity and severity of future wildfires in the park,” said Fire Management Officer Mike Klimek. “Autumn...


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Sections of Lassen Volcanic National Park to Reopen October 4

MINERAL, CA – Portions of Lassen Volcanic National Park that are unaffected by the Dixie Fire will reopen on Monday, October 4.    Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway will be open eight miles from the Southwest Entrance to Lassen Peak parking area and one mile from the Northwest Entrance to Loomis Plaza....


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Past Lassen Volcanic Fuels Reduction Projects Helps Firefighters on Dixie Fire

The Dixie Fire continues to actively burn within Lassen Volcanic National Park. The fire has burned a total of 807,396 acres, which includes 59,087 of land within the park. While some structures are confirmed to be damaged or destroyed, firefighters have successfully leveraged the park’s previous and current fire and...


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Juniper Lake Cabins Destroyed

MINERAL, CA – Seven of eight cabins located on the northwest shore of Juniper Lake, a beautiful, high mountain lake with views of Lassen Peak and other surrounding peaks, have been destroyed in the Dixie Fire.  Most of the destroyed structures are private, in holder cabins, privately owned before the...


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Mount Harkness Lookout Destroyed in Dixie Fire

MINERAL, CA – An infrared flight on August 6, 2021 showed fire activity near the Mount Harkness Lookout in the Juniper Lake area of Lassen Volcanic National Park. The Park has confirmed via an incident reconnaissance flight that the Mount Harkness Lookout has been destroyed. The safety of firefighters and the...


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Lassen Volcanic National Park Closed Due to Dixie Fire

Mineral, CA – An emergency closure is in place for the entirety of Lassen Volcanic National Park due to the Dixie Fire, which is active in the remote eastern side of the park.   “The temporary closure ensures firefighters have unimpeded access to all areas of the park,” said Superintendent Jim Richardson....


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Lassen Volcanic Implements Temporary Closures and Restrictions

Lassen Volcanic National Park will implement temporary closures in response to the nearby Dixie Fire. Beginning noon July 24, Warner Valley and Juniper Lake areas will be closed to all access and the entire park will be closed to backcountry camping.   “The Dixie Fire is burning approximately 18 miles southeast...


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Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway to Open to May 17

Mineral, CA – Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway will open to through traffic on Monday, May 17. Butte Lake and is currently open. Spring road clearing progressed quickly this year as a result of lower-than-average snowpack and limited spring snowstorms. Visitors should always check conditions before traveling to the park, as...


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LPF Spring Newsletter

Please enjoy our Spring 2021 edition of Lassen Park Foundation News!   Highlights in this edition: Snow Clearing on Hwy 89 Be Bear Aware This Summer Early History of the Park John Sharrah Remembered The Importance of Lassen's Snowpack


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Spring Road Clearing Continues at Lassen Volcanic

April 6, 2021   MINERAL, CA- Spring road clearing continues in the Southwest Area through lower-than-average  snow depths. On March 24, snow depth at Lake Helen was 68% of average at 114.5 inches or 9.5 feet...  


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Lassen Volcanic Accessibility Plan Open for Public Comment

March 15, 2021   MINERAL, CA- Lassen Volcanic National Park is accepting public comments on its Draft Accessibility Self-Evaluation Transition Plan through April 15, 2021. An accessibility self-evaluation and transition plan provides direction for parks as they modify existing services, activities, and programs in park areas. This is intended to help...


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Grant Application Period Open for Volcano Adventure Camp

MINERAL, CA- Lassen Volcanic National Park and its partner Lassen Park Foundation invite youth groups to apply for a grant to stay at Volcano Adventure Camp (VAC) this summer season. 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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Holiday Season at Lassen Volcanic

MINERAL, CA – Lassen National Park Highway (CA State Hwy 89), which is the main road through Lassen Volcanic National Park, has closed for the winter. However, the park remains open throughout the year for visitors to recreate responsibly in their public lands. Those planning to visit during the winter months...


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Winter Season Begins at Lassen Volcanic

MINERAL, CA- Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway is closed to through traffic for the winter/spring snow season due to recent snowfall. “This autumn snowfall is a welcome reprieve from a particularly dry summer and fall season,” said Acting Superintendent Jason Mateljak. “Visitors can continue to enjoy the park while being...


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Lassen Volcanic National Park to Complete Prescribed Burning

MINERAL, CA- Lassen Volcanic National Park will complete prescribed burning as cool and wet weather continues. Fall conditions facilitate fuel reduction projects by reducing the likelihood of flames spreading beyond pile or prescription areas. “Prescribed fire is a low-risk, proactive strategy to reduce hazardous fuel loads in the park,” stated...


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Lassen Post-Summer Report: Fall 2020 Edition of Lassen Park Foundation News

Read about the effects of the COVID Pandemic on our park and our fundraising during this past summer in the Fall 2020 edition of Lassen Park Foundation News.   Highlights in this edition: Volcano Adventure Camp Phase II Update Hearing the Call Peak Experience Virtual Auction Board Member George Perkins...


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Peak Experience Virtual Auction - Bidding Now Open!

Our annual fundraiser, Peak Experience Virtual Auction, is now open for bidding!   Live Auction Packages #101L-120L Bidding open now through Saturday, 9/19.  These packages will close during the live stream event (6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT). Silent Auction Packages #201-259 Bidding open now through Sunday, 9/20 at 6:00pm PDT.   Buy...


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Lassen Volcanic Implements Fire Restriction and Early Closure of Outlying Campgrounds

Mineral, CA – In response to severe wildfire risk and the inundation of our national wildfire response system, Lassen Volcanic National Park is implementing a park-wide fire restriction and early closure of Butte Lake, Warner Valley, and Juniper Lake campgrounds.   “By skipping the campfire, visitors are helping to reduce the...


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Lassen News - Summer 2020 Edition

Get the latest updates from Lassen Park Foundation with the Summer edition of Lassen News. Learn all about our upcoming fundraising event, Peak Experience Virtual Auction and Lassen Volcanic National Park's origin story. 


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Lassen Volcanic Backcountry Camping Closure Area Expands

The area in Lassen Volcanic National Park closed to backcountry camping due to black bear(s) obtaining food has expanded. The area east of Lassen National Park Highway (CA State Highway 89), Hat Creek, and Kings Creek is closed to overnight backpacking use. This closure does not impact day use including...


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Twin and Rainbow Lakes Area Closed to Backcountry Camping

Release Date: July 10, 2020 An area in Lassen Volcanic National Park is closed to backcountry camping due to black bear(s) obtaining food from campers. The closure extends one mile in all directions from the following lakes frequently accessed from Summit Lake Trailhead: Echo, Upper Twin, Lower Twin, Swan, and...


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Lassen Volcanic National Park Increasing Services

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Lassen Volcanic National Park is increasing recreational access and services. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic...


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Lassen Volcanic National Park Beginning to Increase Recreational Access

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Lassen Volcanic National Park is increasing recreational access and services. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic...


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Lassen News - Spring 2020

Get the latest updates from Lassen Park Foundation with the Spring edition of Lassen News.


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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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