|Junior Ranger Program||Ranger Programs & Activities||Visitor Centers|
|Area||Dates||Days||Hours||Location / Programs / Phone|
|Location - In the town of Mineral on State Route 36 East, 9 miles outside the Park. Special Programs - Information and park publications are available, including maps, trail and road guides, field guides, children's activities, and nature puppets. All park passes are available (daily or weekly park passes must be purchased at a park Entrance Stations). Available Facilities - Restroom is available at Park Headquarters. Drinks, food, fuel, and a pay telephone are located nearby in the town of Mineral. Phone: 530-595-4444 TDD: 530-595-3480. Closed for Holidays: 01 Jan - 14 Jun and 02 Sep - 31 Dec.|
at Manzanita Lake
|Location - Manzanita Lake. Special Programs - The Loomis Museum offers information, exhibits, videos, Ranger-Led programs and publications in the summer months. Exhibits - B.F. Loomis documented Lassen Peak's most recent eruption cycle and promoted the park's establishment. He photographed the eruptions, explored geologically, and developed an extensive museum collection. Artifacts and photographs of the 1914-1915 eruption are on display in the Loomis Museum. New exhibits feature the original equipment Loomis used to photograph the eruptions and traditional Atsugewi basketry. Available Facilities - Restrooms, picnic areas, a Ranger Station (temporarily closed due to storm damage) with first aid facilities, and a public telephone are located nearby. Drinks, food, fuel, and gifts may be purchased at the Manzanita Lake Camper Store at Manzanita Lake Campground. Phone: 530-595-4444 ext. 5180.|
Please Note: the Southwest Information Station is no longer in operation. The park plans to start construction on a new Southwest Visitor Services Facility in that area in 2005.
Lassen Volcanic National Park is open year-round, however, access is difficult in winter and spring. The best time of the year to visit the park for hiking and car touring is August and September. The best time of the year to visit for cross country skiing and snowshoeing is January, February and March. The highest visitation is in August, with the lowest being in March.
Some activities to help you enjoy Lassen Volcanic National Park may include but are not limited to: backcountry hiking, boating (non-motorized), camping, hiking, fishing, photography, ranger activities, skiing, stargazing, thermal exploring and wildlife watching.
The Loomis Museum, near Manzanita Lake, is open weekends from late May to mid June. It is open daily from mid June to late September, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
|Junior Rangers||Youth ages 7 -12; meet at Manzanita Lake Amphitheater, become a Lassen Park Junior Ranger. Adventure of games, activities, and observations learning the secrets of Lassen Volcanic National Park.||Sun, Wed, Sat||9:30 am||2 hrs|
|Junior Firefighters||Youth ages 7 -12; meet at Manzanita Lake Amphitheater, become a Lassen Park Junior Firefighter. If you are 7-12 years old, join in on an exciting program and discover the roles of wildfires in our national parks.||Thursday||11:30 am||45 minutes|
|Bear Necessities: Learn about black bears and how you can help keep them wild in Lassen Volcanic National Park.||Meet outside the Loomis Museum||Wednesday||1:30 pm||45 minutes|
|Blown from a Volcano. Did you know every mountain in the park is a volcano, or part of one? Come learn about the geology of the park.||Meet outside the Loomis Museum||Thursday||10:00 am||45 minutes|
|Cougar: The american Mountain Lion. Join a park ranger and discover little known secrets about this majestic cat.||Meet outside the Loomis Museum||Monday||1:30 pm||45 minutes|
|Early Birds. Take an easy walk and discover the birds of Manzanita Lake.||Meet outside the Manzanita Lake Camper Store||Saturday||8:00 am||One hour|
|Evening Slide Program. Join the rangers for an evening slide program about the parks natural or cultural history.||Meet at the Manzanita Lake Amphitheatre||Friday and Saturday||9:00 pm in June and July, 8:30 pm in August||45 minutes|
|Fault Talk. Learn about geologists first attempts to measure Lessen's seismic activity. Learn how to interpret seismograph records and how the Park's volcanic hazards are being monitored today.||Meet at Seismograph Station by Loomis Museum||Thursday, Saturday||1:30 pm Thursday, 1:00 pm Saturday||45 minutes|
|On the Wild Side. Discover some of the "wilder sides" of the park. Topics vary from the natural to the cultural history of the park.||Meet outside the Loomis Museum||Tuesday, Friday||1:30 pm||45 minutes|
|Predator and Prey. Come enjoy a talk about the amazing lifestyles of the park animals--both predator and prey||Meet outside the Loomis Museum||Sunday||1:30 pm||45 minutes|
|Skins and Bones. Examine the skins and skulls of park animals, and hear stories of how the animals live in this habitat.||Meet outside the Loomis Museum||Saturday||2:30 pm||45 minutes|
|Stories in Stone. A hands-on geology workshop to learn about the stories that can be seen from the Manzanita Lake area. Examine the rocks that have shaped the volcanic landscape.||Meet outside the Loomis Museum||Sunday||3:00 pm||45 minutes|
|Wildlife Tracks and Trails. Discover interesting stories and lifestyles of the park's wildlife by the tracks and trails they make.||Meet outside the Loomis Museum||Monday||10:30 am||45 minutes|
Naturalist programs are offered late June to Labor Day. Snowshoe programs are offered to the public on Saturdays, usually mid January to early April. Call: 530-595-4444 ext. 5133 or 5132 for more information.
Naturalist Schedule - Schedule are from mid June to mid Aug. This years will be similar. Check Loomis Museum and campground bulletin boards for schedules.
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