MINERAL, CA- With autumn, comes cooler temperatures, ideal for hiking, backpacking, and campfires under the stars. This month, park campgrounds and services begin to transition to fall and winter schedules.
“The fall season offers numerous opportunities for enjoying Lassen Volcanic National Park,” said Superintendent Jim Richardson. “This time of year, we encourage visitors to check the park website before visiting and be prepared for seasonal changes to park services and conditions.”
The Southwest Walk-in Campground offers year-round camping in the southwest area of the park. The Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The café and gift store are open daily through October 10.
In the northwest area of the park, Manzanita Lake Campground remains open until snow closure, usually in late-October or November. The Camper Store is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through October 7. The Loomis Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and will transition to Friday through Sunday only on October 9.
Warner Valley and Butte Lake (dry camping only) Campgrounds are open through October 23. Drakesbad Guest Ranch will wrap-up the summer season on October 7 followed by Juniper Lake Campground on October 9.
Autumn is an excellent time to participate in the Reach Higher Trail Challenge and earn a free commemorative bandana. This year’s challenge celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the National TrailsSystem, enacted on October 2. Lassen Volcanic contains all three types of National Trails: Scenic, Historic, and Recreation and a total of seven National Trails in or adjacent to the park. Share how you Find Your Trail in Lassen Volcanic with #Trails50 #FindYourTrail.
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