Lassen Volcanic is one of America’s lesser known national parks. It is located in north-central California and is centered around Lassen Peak, one of a number of volcanoes which exist on a north-south line from the Canadian border near Seattle. Others in this group include Mt Rainier, Mt St Helens, Mt Hood, and Mt Shasta.
Lassen Volcanic has great mountain scenery and a significant and very interesting thermal area, known as Bumpass Hell. There is also a lovely lake within the park (Lake Manzanita) which offers additional recreation opportunities.
We spent a long morning here, walking several of the trails and driving along the park roads, stopping a various overlooks. Here are some of the views and other photos from our trip.
Here is Mount Lassen in a photo taken from the Visitor Center.
This overlook features a beautiful mountain stream.
Bumpass Hell was a fascinating place with hot water pools and other thermal features.
Lake Manzanita was picturesque.
There was a considerable amount of snow on the ground even though we were here in the middle of July.