Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park

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VISIT Lassen Volcanic National Park:

Park Details

Lassen Volcanic National Park was established on May 6, 1907, and has a total area of 106,589 acres (167 square miles, or 432 square kilometers).

Address 38050 Highway 36 East, Mineral, CA, 96063
Phone530 595-4480
HoursOpen all year, 24 hours a day
Entrance Fee$30 per vehicle, valid for 7 days
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

Lassen Volcanic National Park is the 132nd most visited park in the country.

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Lassen Volcanic National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Lassen Volcanic National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Lassen Volcanic National Park are July, June, August & September.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visits8,6466,5617,94412,47725,17063,803105,53598,10975,50288,42812,87911,985
Precipitation16113911751382166124195166
Avg Temp373842485665737267574437
Max Temp515256637177828177706050
Avg Temp242427313745535248392924
Min Temp10101316222939393021139
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Lassen Volcanic National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Lassen Volcanic National Park is visited.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
Lassen Volcanic, Redwoods to Crater Lake7678

Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

NameDistance
Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area56 mi
Lava Beds National Monument85 mi
Tule Lake National Monument102 mi
Redwood National Park142 mi
Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve148 mi
Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial170 mi
Crater Lake National Park171 mi
John Muir National Historic Site176 mi
Point Reyes National Seashore183 mi
Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park184 mi

Nearby Campsites & RV Parks

If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Lassen Volcanic National Park, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.

NameDetailsMiles Away
Southwest - Lassen Volcanic National ParkMill Creek, CA more 4 miles
Manzanita Lake - Lassen Volcanic National ParkViola, CA more 4 miles
Summit Lake (north and south) - Lassen Volcanic National ParkViola, CA more 4 miles
Crags - Lassen Volcanic National ParkCA more 5 miles
Warner Valley - Lassen Volcanic National ParkCA more 7 miles
Big PineOld Station, CA more 10 miles
North Battle Creek ReservoirViola, CA more 11 miles
Juniper Lake - Lassen Volcanic National ParkViola, CA more 11 miles
Battle CreekMineral, CA more 12 miles
Butte Lake - Lassen Volcanic National ParkOld Station, CA more 12 miles

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Lassen Volcanic National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Mount Shasta Ski ParkMount Shasta, CA6,890 ft44%70 mi
Soda SpringsSoda Springs, CA7,300 ft30%100 mi

Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Lassen Volcanic National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Reno–Tahoe International AirportRNOReno, NV114 mi
Sacramento International AirportSMFSacramento, CA124 mi
Oakland International AirportOAKOakland, CA195 mi
San Francisco International AirportSFOSan Francisco, CA203 mi
Norman Y. Mineta San José International AirportSJCSan Jose, CA217 mi
Portland International AirportPDXPortland, OR356 mi
Harry Reid International AirportLASLas Vegas, NV459 mi
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Redding Municipal AirportRDDRedding, CA41 mi
Crater Lake-Klamath Regional AirportLMTKlamath Falls, OR116 mi
Sacramento Mather AirportMHRSacramento, CA134 mi
California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County AirportACVArcata/Eureka, CA140 mi
Rogue Valley International Medford AirportMFRMedford, OR148 mi
Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County AirportSTSSanta Rosa, CA153 mi
Jack Mc Namara Field AirportCECCrescent City, CA168 mi

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.