Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 13, 2019

Lassen To Reopen Closed Areas

Lassen National Park announces

Lassen Volcanic National Park announced today that recently closed areas of the park will once again be accessible to visitors starting January 12, 2019. Some limited visitor services will be restored by using revenue generated by recreation fees.

Areas that have been recently closed but that will be accessible to park visitors include the Lassen National Park Road (Highway 89). The road will be intermittently plowed from the junction of Highway 36 to the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center on the south side of the park, and from Highway 44 to the Loomis Ranger Station on the north side of the park. However, road closures should be expected during the winter season due to strong winter storms with heavy snowfall in a mountain environment. Due to the lapse in funding, the park will not be able to communicate these intermittent closures and openings.

Outdoor areas of the park will remain accessible. However, all facilities will remain closed.

All visitors to the park should be prepared for a winter weather road conditions. Check the most recent weather forecast, dress in layers, and carry food and water. Keep a shovel, blankets, extra food and water, as well as tire chains in your vehicle in case snow and ice delay your travel.

Lassen Volcanic National Park would like to thank Caltrans District 2 for their support during the lapse of appropriations.

For updates on the shutdown, please visit

Unfortunately, Lassen staff is currently not able to monitor social media platforms and will not respond to questions.


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