Lassen Volcanic National Park offers free entrance for Earth Day

Apr 15, 2014 5:51 PM

The Lassen Volcanic National Park plans to celebrate National Park Week and Earth Day by waiving entrance fees April 19 and April 20.

“Visitors can enjoy a spring visit during National Park Week at Lassen by hiking along some of the lower elevation trails or skiing and snowshoeing in the higher elevations,” said Darelene Koontz, Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent.

According to the park’s website, Lassen Volcanic National Park will celebrate its 100th birthday in August of 2016, making it one of the oldest National Parks in the U.S. The Lassen area was once a meeting point for at least four American Indian tribes; the Atsugewi, Yana, Yahi (The tribe of the famous Ishi, the last of the Yahi) and Maidu. Largely known for its volcanic landscape, the park also offers over 700 plant species which provide sustenance and shelter for over 250 vertebrates and a large host of insect species, according to the park’s website.

The Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information contact the park at (530) 595-4480.


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