Lassen Volcanic National Park honors Public Lands Day with free entrance
Sept. 26,2013 — Lassen Volcanic National Park entrance fees will be waived Saturday, Sept. 28 for the 20th annual National Public Lands Day. Opportunities to explore the unique volcanic landscapes, enjoy the mountain scenery, camp, hike, attend a ranger program or the Art and Wine of Lassen event are just some of the outdoor experiences that await visitors.
“Fall season is a beautiful time to visit Lassen Volcanic National Park with the cool, clear nights and warm days,” said Park Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz.
Park concessionaire, California Guest Services, will host Art and Wine of Lassen from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. This event will feature local wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, art exhibits with demonstrations and live music.
Ranger-led programs will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Sulphur Works and at 3:30 p.m. at Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. A Junior Ranger program will be offered at the visitor center at 2 p.m. Saturday.
For visitors planning to camp, there are several campgrounds that remain open with some changing to dry camping. Dry camping means there is no potable water for human consumption and only vault toilets are available. Warner Valley, Butte Lake and Summit Lake South Campgrounds are currently dry camping until Oct. 29. Manzanita Lake Loops C and D close Oct. 1; dry camping is available from Oct. 15 until snow closure. The Southwest Campground (walk-in) is open year-round with water and restrooms available at the visitor center after Oct. 15. Juniper Lake Campground will close Oct. 15. Summit Lake North, Crags, Lost Creek and stock corrals are now closed for the season.
The National Park Service will also waive entrance fees from Nov. 9 to 11 in commemoration of Veterans Day. For a full list of fee free days, go to nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
For more information, visit the park website at nps.gov/lavo or call the park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 595-4480.
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