Eruption Celebration Events at Lassen Volcanic National Park

Memorial Day weekend, May 22-25, Lassen Volcanic National Park will be hosting a series of special events to commemorate and celebrate the historic eruptions of Lassen Peak in 1915. The large explosive eruption that climaxed Lassen’s eruptive activity on May 22, 1915 set the stage for the establishment of the National Park on August 9, 1916.

Join United States Geological Survey scientists and Park Service staff and other special guests for these informative and exciting events. Two of the world’s leading experts on the park’s volcanic landscape, Mike Clynne and Patrick Muffler from the USGS will make presentations about the eruptions at the Loomis Museum during the afternoon of May 22 followed by Eruptions Commemoration Ceremonies at the Devastated Area Parking Lot and Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center.

At 4:00 pm on May 22, Ranger Steve Zachary and Dave Schlom (host of Northstate Public Radio’s The Blue Dot Report) will cohost the Great Eruption which happened at 4:30.

Click here to read the conversation between Dave Schlom and Doni Chamberlain about Lassen Peak’s eruption. 

Friday and Saturday evenings will feature campfire talks with geologists and Starry Nights astronomy programs at the Devastated Area. Take a walk with a USGS scientist through the Devastated Area on Saturday or Sunday mornings. Special events will take place throughout the days on Saturday and Sunday at both visitor centers. Visit the Lassen Volcanic National Park Website for a detailed schedule at or call the Park Headquarters at (530) 595-4480.

-from press release

-from press release
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