Lassen Volcanic National Park Welcomes Winter

“The scenic drive through Lassen Volcanic National Park has been transformed by the recent storms to a scenic winter trail,” announced Park Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz. During this time of year, frequent winter storms blanket the main park road with… Continue Reading


Lassen Park Announces Winner of 2012 Park Pass Photo Contest

Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Darlene Koontz announced that the winning entry for the 2012 Lassen Annual Pass photo contest was submitted by I-Ting Chiang of Fremont, CA. This magnificent photograph entitled, “Painted Dunes from atop Cinder Cone” showcases Lassen… Continue Reading

Lassen Park Prepares to Ignite Fall Prescribed Fire Projects

Park fire staff is preparing to implement two prescribed burn projects in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Should weather permit, they would be scheduled between October 25 and November 12. The 410-acre Summertown Burn Unit is located in the northwest section… Continue Reading

Burn Piles Planned Throughout Lassen Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park plans to hand ignite burn piles starting the week of October 3rd continuing through October 17th. These piles have been constructed in association with hazardous fuels reduction projects throughout the park. Weather forecasts for the majority… Continue Reading


Lassen Volcanic National Park Road Opens This Weekend

Park Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz announced today that the main road through Lassen Volcanic National Park will open for through traffic this Saturday, July 16. “The park road crew and Caltrans have cleared snow along the 30-mile highway through the… Continue Reading

Out With the Old: Lassen’s Lines to Go Underground

LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK — A lengthy environmental review process is underway for an extensive project to replace the aging utility infrastructure at the historic park headquarters in Mineral. The current utility system – which encompasses power, water, wastewater, propane… Continue Reading