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Lassen Park Celebrates Earth Week With Free Admission

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Lassen Volcanic National Park entrance fees will be waived April 21st to 29th with added Junior Ranger Discovery Hunts, Green Junior Ranger programs and a snowshoe hike in celebration of National Park Week, coinciding with Earth Day and Junior Ranger Day.

“The week of free entry will be in addition to the other scheduled fee-free days which include: Outdoors Day on June 9th, National Public Lands Day on September 29th and Veterans Day Weekend November 10th through12th,” said Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz. The fee-free dates do not include other fees for camping, reservations or use of concessions.

National Park Week is celebrated to engage families and communities in America’s Great Outdoors,reconnect them with nature, and create close-to-home opportunities for people to get outside, be active, and have fun.

Park Superintendent Koontz stated, “During National Park Week and throughout the year, Lassen Volcanic National Park will offer activities that promote physical well- being in support of First LadyMichelle Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative.”

Celebrate National Junior Ranger day on April 28th where junior rangers can earn a special “National Junior Ranger” patch by completing activities at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. 

The 2012 spring road opening has begun at Lassen Volcanic National Park. A ten-mile section of the scenic road opened Saturday morning to vehicle traffic on the Manzanita Lake side of the park.

“The road to the Devastated Area provides excellent opportunities for visitors to snowshoe, cross-country ski, play in the snow, or picnic against the backdrop of Lassen’s spectacular views,” stated Koontz.

In this National Park Service photo Jr. Rangers show off their patches and certificates

Spring can still bring significant snowfall and the road may be closed for short periods during lingering snowstorms. Although weather in the valley is mild, visitors should still prepare for winter conditions by dressing in layers, bringing sunglasses, sunscreen, extra water, food, as well as vehicle chains and blankets. Visitors need to stay clear of snowplows working in the park as equipment operators may be unable to see or hear them

The Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center is open currently from 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. daily. For further information, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/lavo or contact the park at (530) 595-4480.

 

 
 

 

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