Lassen Volcanic National Park Must See National Park of California
April 23, 2017 by: Sharon Roberts
Planning a Visit to Lassen Park
Lassen Peak is the southern most Volcanic Mountain in the Cascade Range. Highway 89 stretches about 30 miles from the south to the north entrance of the park. This stretch of road has the distinction of being the highest paved road in the Cascades.
Tales Told from the Road, written by Dick Jordan does an excellent job of describing Lassen Park and why it is park well worth visiting, with basic descriptions of hikes and driving directions. Please read the complete article for details.
This article is a couple of years old and has a few corrections. The park no longer has the tent camping program. Lassen Peak trail work is completed, once the snow is gone from the trail there will be no restrictions on hiking to the top of Lassen Peak.
Tales Told from the Road highlights both the Manzanita Camping Cabins ( at north entrance) and Drakesbad ( SE part of Lassen via 3 miles of dirt road. ) We ask you to consider St. Bernard Lodge about 15 miles south east of the south entrance to Lassen Park for your home base when visiting the park. St. Bernard lodge is located to make it easy to access al 4 entrances to the park without excess driving times. Our pricing is slightly more than the camping cabins and includes breakfast. St.Bernard Lodge is about half the price as staying at Drakesbad.
St. Bernard Lodge is conveniently located to access all parts of Lassen Park in less and one and half hours. The lodge is about one hour from Subway Caves in the Lassen National Forest and only 15 minutes from Lake Almanor. For room descriptions visit our accommodations page, for availability visit our calendar page.
Another useful article on Lassen Park is written by Road Trippers. If you would like any additional information on Lassen Park or the Lake Almanor Basin please call the lodge at 530-258-3382.
Special events in Lassen Park 2017
Lassen Park offers ranger led programs from July - August. If traveling with children make sure to check these out.
Special Events for 2017 include:
Guided hikes with Tracy Salcedo 6/15, 7/20 and 8/7
Water Color Plein Air Workshop 6/25
Photography Workshps 7/14 - 7/15 and 9/15- 9/16
Astronomy Programs 6/24 7/15 and 9/17
Partial Solar Eclipse 8/21
Art & Wine Festival
For information on these events, roadside audio tour, parkcaching challenge, reach higher trail challenge and a complete chart of trails with difficulty, round trip distance and elevation change visit the digital version of park newspaper. Lassen Park is well worth a three day visit if you enjoy hiking and want to see some diverse and wonderful scenery.