Storms close Lassen Volcanic National Park for season
|Lassen Volcanic National Park offers many opportunities for winter recreation. Ranger-led snowshoe walks for the general public leave from the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center at 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from Dec. 22 through April 7.|
Nov. 27, 2012 — “The scenic drive through Lassen Volcanic National Park has been closed to through traffic for the season,” said Park Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz.
The frequent winter storms these past few weeks have covered the park highway which can no longer safely be plowed through at higher elevations due to the deep snow and icy conditions.
More detailed information on current park conditions can be found online at nps.gov/lavo, on Facebook and Twitter. Visitors traveling to the park should be prepared for winter weather and driving conditions. Carry tire chains in your vehicle along with extra food, water and blankets.
This winter, Lassen Volcanic National Park offers many opportunities for recreation including snow play, skiing and snowshoeing. Ranger-led snowshoe walks for the general public leave from the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center at 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from Dec. 22 through April 7. New this year, rangers will lead a more challenging, advanced snowshoe hike deeper into the backcountry, available by reservation only. Call 595-6133 to make reservations for special programs or organized groups.
To commemorate National Winter Trails Day Jan. 12, a special snowshoe program will be offered at 10:30 a.m. from the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. Visitors can also spend a wonderful winter day at the Lassen Film Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 19 and 20. Films that highlight park and outdoor recreation will be shown in the visitor center auditorium. Visitors can plan for a fun day of snow play, lunch at the Lassen Café and viewing one or more films.
For more information, call the park at 595-4480 during visitor center hours: from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday, or visit the park website at nps.gov/lavo.
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