Lassen Volcanic National Park Travel Guide
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A dormant plug dome, Lassen Peak is the focus of Lassen Volcanic National Park. The peak began erupting in May 1914, sending pumice, rock, and snow thundering down the mountain, and gas and hot ash billowing into the atmosphere. Lassen's most spectacular outburst was in 1915 when it blew a cloud of ash almost 6 miles high. The resulting mudflow destroyed vegetation for miles in some directions; the evidence is still visible today, especially in Devastated Area. The volcano finally came to rest in 1921.
Drakesbad Guest Ranch is the only lodging available inside Lassen. It's rustic—no electricity, just old-fashioned kerosene... read more
The best dining in the park might be the fresh catch any anglers in your group snag. Otherwise, you'll find simple fare at... read more
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Hike a volcano: The 2½-mile trek up Lassen Peak rewards you with a spectacular view of far northern California. Spot a rare... Read more
Because of its varying elevations, Lassen has several different ecological habitats. Below 6,500 feet you can find ponderosa pine, Jeffrey... Read more
Lassen Volcanic National Park & Vicinity, by Jeffrey P. Schaffer, is one of the most comprehensive books about the park. Read more
Sites at Lassen's eight campgrounds have wide appeal, from large groups singing around the campfire to solitary hikers seeking a quiet... Read more
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