Best of Lassen Volcanic National Park

    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.

Lassen Peak

    This overlook features a beautiful mountain stream.

Kings Creek & Lassen Peak

    Bumpass Hell was a fascinating place with hot water pools and other thermal features.

Bumpass Hell

    Lake Manzanita was picturesque.

Manzanita Lake

    There was a considerable amount of snow on the ground even though we were here in the middle of July.

Snow at Lassen Volcanic NP

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Retired Science Teacher Currently Athletic Director at Johnston High School Travel is my passion!
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1 Response to Best of Lassen Volcanic National Park

  1. ……………………………………………………….Lassen Volcanic National Park is often overlooked and overshadowed by more famous parks such as Yosemite but this park is one of the best of its kind. Lassen is home to the largest plug dome volcano in the world and is the only place in the world where you can find all types of volcanoes in one place.

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