Lassen Volcanic National Park News
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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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.