Lassen National Forest recreation updates and reminders for Memorial Day Weekend

The Forest is calling, and we must go! Memorial Day weekend is considered the start of the summer recreation season and Lassen National Forest wants you to be ready.

Whether you are exploring Subway Cave, taking a wildflower walk along Lake Almanor Recreation Trail, or boating on Eagle Lake, LNF would like you to be informed as you plan your adventures. Our new and improved website will have the essentials of what you need as we move into summer.

Planning a fishing and camping trip to the Ishi Wilderness? Thinking of checking out the Old Station Visitor Center and taking a drive? We’d like to share a few reminders before you head out.

You can find the status of all our campgrounds and recreation areas by visiting:

Most campsites on the LNF are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those that are reservable can be booked in advance by visiting:

LNF wants you to be safe and to be able to take your memories home. Visit: to learn more about ways to


Never leave a campfire unattended. Make sure to douse it with water and stir water into the embers
with a shovel. The coals should be cold to the touch before you leave. Be aware of current fire

Interested in collecting mushrooms or firewood while you’re out on the Forest? Learn more about our forest product permits at:

Some roads and sites still have damage and rutting from the Dixie fire or may still have some snow and mud from winter. Travel safely and contact your local district before heading out for the latest conditions. Visit: to find contact information for your local district.

LNF continues to work toward opening campgrounds, day-use areas, and other recreation areas, and we ask your patience as our team is short staffed and are working hard to clean up burned areas, fallen timber, and
damaged infrastructure. Our goal is to make LNF accessible and safe as quickly as we can.

Thank you in advance for helping make this a great summer season.