Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic Fast Facts

How big is Lassen Volcanic National Park?

Lassen Volcanic covers a total area of 106,000 acres or 166 square miles.

How many people visit Lassen Volcanic National Park?

359,635 people visited Lassen Volcanic in 2021. A table showing all years can be found at Lassen Volcanic Visitation Stats.

When was Lassen Volcanic National Park created?

Lassen Volcanic was made a national park on August 9, 1916.

What are the highest and lowest elevations in Lassen Volcanic National Park?

Lassen Volcanic’s lowest point is 5,275 feet at Hot Springs Creek. The highest point in Lassen Volcanic is 10,457 feet at the summit of Lassen Peak itself.

What time zone is Lassen Volcanic National Park located in?

Lassen Volcanic is in the Pacific Time Zone.

How much does it cost to enter Lassen Volcanic National Park?

$30 per private vehicle per week.

Five Random Facts About Lassen Volcanic

one All four types of volcanoes found in the world can be found in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Those types include shield, plug dome, cinder cone, and composite.

two The Lassen Park Highway can open as soon as early May and as late as mid-July depending on snowfall totals. In our visit in early July of 2006, most of the road was still closed.

three The reddish color sometimes observed on top of snow at Lassen Volcanic National Park is a living organism called snow algae.

four Two separate parks were created in 1907, Cinder Cone National Monument and Lassen Peak National Monument. Both were designated by President Theodore Roosevelt. They were combined into the current Lassen Volcanic National Park in 1916.

five The 2021 Dixie Fire burned more than half of Lassen Volcanic National Park’s area. It resulted in major alterations to the area, including damaged and destroyed trails and roads.

Where is Lassen Volcanic National Park?

Lassen Volcanic National Park is located in a relatively remote area of the mountains of northern California. The city of Redding, about an hour away, is the closest city of size. The tiny town of Mineral is adjacent to the park. Further directions and maps can be found at Getting to Lassen Volcanic.