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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Lassen Volcanic National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has detailed information about specific areas, facilities and trails that are currently closed. The National Park Service requires people who are not fully vaccinated (less than 2 weeks past your final dose) to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Lassen Volcanic National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of California and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Lassen Volcanic National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of California and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Lassen Volcanic National Park currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of California and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: October 6, 2021
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Lassen Volcanic National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Lassen Volcanic National Park - News section for more.

  • Lassen Volcanic Highway Closes to Through Traffic for Winter Season

    October 22, 2021 | 4:13 pm

    Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway is closed to through traffic for the winter/spring snow season. Vehicle access is limited to one mile from the northwest entrance to the Loomis Plaza and one mile from the southwest entrance to the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Lassen Volcanic National Park Prepares for Prescribed Burning

    October 15, 2021 | 4:07 pm

    “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 weather supports low to moderate severity prescribed burns. Research shows this type of treatment results in forests that recover with increased forest health and are more resilient to high-severity fire.”

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Sections of Lassen Volcanic National Park to Reopen October 4

    September 30, 2021 | 2:02 pm

    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. The highway will remain closed to vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles between Loomis Plaza and Lassen Peak parking area due to ongoing fire operations and post-fire recovery traffic. The standard $30 vehicle entrance fee will be in effect. The eastern portion of the park affected by the Dixie Fire including Summit Lake, Butte Lake, Warner Valley, and Juniper Lake areas remain closed. Please Stay Out & Stay Safe to protect yourself and protect your park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Past Lassen Volcanic Fuels Reduction Projects Helps Firefighters on Dixie Fire

    August 31, 2021 | 12:45 pm

    The Dixie Fire has burned a total of 59,087 acres of land within the park. The latest status of facilities and structures will be posted on an ongoing basis on the park website at go.nps.gov/dixie. While some structures are confirmed to be damaged or destroyed, firefighters have successfully leveraged the park’s previous and current fire and fuels management projects to preserve park resources and structures.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Juniper Lake Cabins Destroyed

    August 22, 2021 | 1:28 pm

    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 park’s founding. Only one of the cabins remains unscathed by the fire, which has, thus far burned 46,950 of the park in varying severity. One of the seven cabins destroyed by the fire is owned by the federal government.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Lassen Volcanic National Park Closed Due to Dixie Fire

    August 5, 2021 | 2:26 pm

    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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Lassen Volcanic Implements Temporary Closures and Restrictions

    July 24, 2021 | 9:36 am

    "The Dixie Fire is burning approximately 18 miles southeast of Lassen Volcanic National Park,” said Superintendent Jim Richardson. “The fire has potential to reach the southern boundary of the park, which could impair safe exit from Warner Valley, Juniper Lake, and backcountry areas."

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway to Open May 17

    May 16, 2021 | 11:08 am

    Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway will open to through traffic on Monday, May 17. Butte Lake Area is currently open.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Spring Road Clearing Continues at Lassen Volcanic

    April 6, 2021 | 10:48 am

    Spring road clearing continues in the Southwest Area through lower-than-average snow depths. Visitors can hike or bike cleared sections of the highway before they open to vehicles.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Lassen Accessibility Plan Open for Public Comment

    March 15, 2021 | 11:31 am

    Lassen Volcanic National Park is accepting public comment on its Draft Accessibility Self-Evaluation Transition Plan through April 15, 2021.

    Read more at nps.gov