Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park Considering Changes To Bumpass Hell Access

Can there be a better way to visit Hell? Bumpass Hell, that is, at Lassen Volcanic National Park.

A Video Primer On Bumpass Hell At Lassen Volcanic National Park

Though the towering peak of a dormant volcanic is the main attraction of Lassen Volcanic National Park, there are many other fascinating aspects to this park in northern California. Take Bumpass Hell, for instance.

Ten Top Geologic Parks In The National Park System

Geology factors into many units of the National Park System, but there are some parks that rise above all others if you have an interest in the geologic past...and present. What follows is a short list of some of the most geologically fascinating parks in the system, though we're sure you can add others.

A Visual Tour Of Lassen Volcanic National Park

North of Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Joshua Tree, and a host of other national park units in California, you might say Lassen Volcanic National Park gets no respect. You might also say it's a jewel in the rough, one that doesn't draw crowds, instead allowing you to enjoy this incredible landscape in relative solitude. A measure of solitude, of course, when compared to the Yosemite Valley, the Giant Forest, even sections of Death Valley come the cooler winter months.

Trails I’ve Hiked: Lassen Volcanic National Park’s Ridge Lakes Trail

Thinking about tackling Lassen Volcanic National Park’s iconic trail, the Lassen Peak Trail? Test your stamina with the much shorter Ridge Lakes Trail not far from the Kohn Ya-mah-nee Visitor Center just inside the park’s Southwest Entrance.

Mystery Photo Solved: It's The Loomis Seismograph Station!

Astute observers, and wide-ranging park travelers, easily identified this week's Mystery Photo as the seismograph station at Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California.

Explore, And Contribute To, Parkipedia, The First Crowd-Sourced Approach To National Park Guides

Bring us your knowledge of the National Park System, travelers, and grow the Internet's first-ever crowd-sourced approach to the ultimate national park guides.

Essential Fall Guide '14: Find Your Place In The West At A Dude Ranch Near A National Park

There’s a sense of place in the West. It flows from endless stands of lodgepole pines, glades of aspen tinged gold by the season, horizons that spread the sky wider than you’ve ever noticed. Spend a little time here, and it seeps into you. It’s the distant bugle of a bull elk, a band of pronghorn darting across the open range, the chortling flock of sandhill cranes, southbound, high overhead. They all fill your senses with the West as it’s always been, as it always should be.

Trails I've Hiked: Bumpass Hell At Lassen Volcanic National Park

If there's no other hike you do at Lassen Volcanic National Park -- and hiking to the park's roof atop 10,475-foot Lassen Peak is not for everyone -- the nice walk to Bumpass Hell is the one to do.

Night Sky Festival Coming To Lassen Volcanic National Park This Weekend

Focusing on the night skies will be the star attraction this weekend at Lassen Volcanic National Park in California when the park's Dark Sky Festival is held.

Moods Of The Wild: Lassen Volcanic Wilderness

With the 50th anniversary of The Wilderness Act being marked this year, the National Park Service has been producing a number of videos in celebration of that legislation. This video, guided by the poetic musings of some of our most enlightened thinkers, explores the many moods of the Lassen Volcanic Wilderness in Lassen Volcanic National Park in California.

What To Do In The National Parks This Summer? Take A Hike!

Summer can pose a difficult problem for national park travelers: Where do you go and what should you do? Traveler’s Facebook audience had some great ideas for family hikes in the parks, and we’re happy to share them with you.

$3.5 Million Settlement For Family Whose Son Was Crushed To Death At Lassen Volcanic National Park

The federal government, while acknowledging no wrongdoing, has settled for $3.5 million a lawsuit brought by a family whose 9-year-old son died in an accident at Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Forest Thinning To Reduce Wildfire Risks Gets Underway At Lassen Volcanic National Park

We often think of national parks as areas where anything that resembles logging—even limited removal of smaller trees and brush—is prohibited, so officials at Lassen Volcanic National Park want you to know what all the noise is about in the woods at that California park in the next few weeks.

Winter Has Descended On Lassen Volcanic National Park

With storms rolling through with plenty of snow, Lassen Volcanic National Park has been transformed into a winter wonderland ready for visitors interested in snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.

Essential Park Guide, Winter: Exchange Leafy Summer Trails For Snowy Forests

Winter in the National Park System often brings to mind frosty snowscapes, places where you can skim on skinny skis, or clomp along in snowshoes that, though a bit cumbersome, help you go places you might not venture without them.

Budget Concerns Lead To Cutbacks At Lassen Volcanic National Park

With a second phase of budget cuts set to kick in in January, officials at Lassen Volcanic National Park in California have announced reductions in visitor center hours through the winter.

Fall In The National Parks: Ride Off Into The West, And A National Park, From A Dude Ranch

It’s after a soft, pattering rain, with the clouds clearing and the sun streaming through, that the essence of the Western landscape rises up. The pungent scent of sagebrush is wicked up by the moist air, mingling with the sweet aroma of pine.

Frogs In Lassen Volcanic National Park, And Other Parks In Sierras, "Contaminated" By Agricultural Pesticides

Frogs living high in Sierra Nevada national parks such as Lassen Volcanic and Sequoia are slowly being "contaminated" by agricultural pesticides, according to a study that found the contamination even in "the most remote mountain locations."

Magistrate Finds Lassen Volcanic National Park Officials Destroyed Evidence In Boy's Death

Lassen Volcanic National Park officials "purposely destroyed material evidence" in the case of a young boy who was killed when a retaining wall on the Lassen Peak Trail collapsed, a U.S. magistrate has concluded.
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Lassen Volcanic National Park Kids’ Guide

Northern California's Lassen Volcanic National Park has roaring fumaroles (steam and volcanic-gas vents), thumping mud pots, boiling pools, and steaming ground. These and great programs are more than enough to delight young explorers.

Windows On Nature: The Ten Best National Park Webcam Sites In America

Webcams provide us with windows on the world. They allow armchair travelers to follow activity outside a Dublin pub, monitor traffic on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, and check on what’s happening at the International Space Station. Webcams also provide windows on nature, some of the best of which comes by way of cameras stationed in our national parks.

Lassen Volcanic National Park Planning For Youth Campground

Lassen Volcanic National Park officials are planning a campground specifically taylored to youth groups to further enhance opportunities for youngsters to camp, explore and experience the park.

Scenic Road Through Lassen Volcanic National Park Closed By Snow, But Lots To Do There This Winter

Snowshoes are one of the preferred forms of transportation in Lassen Volcanic National Park now that snowstorms have closed the scenic drive through the park.

Interns Helping National Park Service Study Climate Change At Lassen Volcanic National Park And In Rocky Mountain Forests

Food chains in alpine lakes in parks such as Lassen Volcanic National Park and changing fire regimes at Rocky Mountain parks such as Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Teton, and Rocky Mountain, are among the climate-change studies under way in the park system.

Lassen Volcanic National Park Still Open Despite Forest Fire

Though a forest fire covering nearly 30,000 acres is burning in parts of Lassen Volcanic National Park in California, many areas of the park remain open to the public.

Wildfire At Lassen Volcanic National Park Causing Access Issues

A wildfire ignited by a lightning strike nearly three weeks ago has spread to more than 10,000 acres at Lassen Volcanic National Park and is causing some access problems and trail closures in the park.

The Best National Park Campgrounds (According To Us)

Here are the best national park campgrounds, according to the Traveler's lodging experts, David and Kay Scott, who actually spend more time in a tent than you might imagine!

National Park Week Quiz #4 Revealed: Four Letters Unscrambled

Does the sound of the can opener make your dog salivate?
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