Visiting Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Here is the National Park Obsessed guide for visiting Lassen Volcanic National Park, California.

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The Quick Guide to Visiting Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park Basics

Region: Pacific-West / West Coast / Pacific

Park Size: 106,452 acres (166.33 sq miles) (430.80 sq km)

Location: Shasta, Lassen, Plumas, and Tehama counties

Closest Cities: Redding and Susanville, California

Busy Season: May to October

Visitation: 517,039 (in 2019)

How much does Lassen Volcanic National Park Cost?

Lassen Volcanic National Park costs the following:

  • 7-day Passenger Vehicle Pass – Summer $30 / Winter $10
  • 7-day Motorcycle Pass – $25
  • 7-day Individual Pass – $7

An annual Lassen Volcanic National Park Pass cost $55 but it is not recommended you buy this pass. For an extra $25 you can get an American the Beautiful Pass. This $80 pass offers free admission to all 116 fee-charging National Park Units.

When is Lassen Volcanic National Park Open?

Lassen Volcanic National Park is open year-round.

Are dogs allowed in Lassen Volcanic National Park?

Yes, pets are welcome in Lassen Volcanic National Park but are limited to developed areas such as roads, parking areas, picnic areas, and campgrounds. Pets are not allowed on trails or overlooks. Please review the Lassen Volcanic Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Lassen Volcanic.

Where are Lassen Volcanic National Park’s visitor centers?

Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center – Open Year Around

Loomis Museum Visitor Center – Summer Months

Land Acknowledgment

The National Park known as Lassen Volcanic National Park sits on Atsugewi, Mountain Maidu, and Yana land.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

Where to stamp your National Parks Passport Book in Lassen Volcanic National Park?

The National Park Passport Book is the BEST and cheapest National Park souvenir. Every National Park Obsessed person should have one of these books.

If you are new to the National Parks, you can learn more about the National Parks Passport program here or jump right in by ordering the ever-popular Classic National Parks Passport or get the National Park Obsessed’s National Park Passport & Journal

IMPORTANT: Do NOT stamp your government-issued passport.

There are five official Stamps for Lassen Volcanic National Park. Here is the list of National Park Passport Stamps you can get in Lassen Volcanic National Park:

  • 100th Anniversary 1916 – 2016
  • California
  • Kohm Yah-mah-nee
  • Loomis Museum
  • NPS Centennial

Bonus Stamps

  • Celebrating 100 Years!
  • Image Of Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel Print
  • Image Of Lassen Peak Erupting
  • Junior Ranger
  • Lassen Association

Lassen Volcanic National Park Passport Stamp Locations

Here are all the locations where you can find the Lassen Volcanic National Park Passport Stamps.

  • Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center
  • Loomis Museum
  • Loomis Museum Bookstore
  • Northwest Entrance Station

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