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Lassen Volcanic National Park

Surrounded by lush conifer forest, this surreal, lunar terrain boils and bubbles with mud pots and steaming geysers. 

Walk at the foot of towering volcanic peaks and peer into pools of geothermal water and mud at Lassen Volcanic National Park. Step from the rocky landscape into serene woodland to discover a variety of animals living in the challenging environment.

In the heart of the park, look up to see Lassen Peak climbing to a height of 10,457 feet (3,187 meters), making it the world’s largest plug-dome volcano. Although it is classified as active, the most recent eruption subsided in 1917. All visible volcanic movements now occur elsewhere within the park.

View thermal activity easily from the sidewalk at Sulphur Works. Stroll along the 3-mile (5-kilometer) Bumpass Hell Trail to get close to the Big Boiler steam vent. Watch thick mud rise and fall in brown bubbles and smell the sulfur that emanates from vents rising from deep within the earth’s crust. 

Head to the southeastern side of the park, the Warner Valley Area, to reach Boiling Springs Lake with year-round temperature of 125˚F (52˚C). The shoreline is marked by several geysers that frequently blast steaming water into the sky. Stay on trails and boardwalks to avoid burns or falling through thin surface crusts. 

Leave your strange surroundings and hike into the beautiful forest. Find boundless hiking opportunity in more than 150 miles (241 kilometers) of paths with splendid views of the main volcano and south to Brokeoff Mountain. Bring binoculars to spot the bald eagles and peregrine falcons that often hunt here. Look between the branches of fragrant conifer trees that may hide red foxes, coyotes and even black bears. 

Lassen Volcanic National Park is located in northeastern California. Use the park’s entrances approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) east of Redding or 160 miles (257 kilometers) west of Reno. The park is open year-round and has a small admission fee. Snow renders many of the trails unusable during the winter; however, sledding and cross-country skiing are both popular at this time. 

U.S. national parks offer affordable adventure for all types of travelers. Enjoy the sights and smells of your trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park.


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The Village at Childs Meadow $189
Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018
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The Village at Childs Meadow

The Village at Childs Meadow

41500 Hwy 36E, Mill Creek, CA
     
    4.4 of 5
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nice, brand new hotel, only but is no cell phone reception, no wifi (obviously) and no in-room phone and nothing but one very nice restaurant in the area, so a bit spooky.

    Highlands Ranch Resort
    Reviewed on Jan 27, 2019
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    Highlands Ranch Resort

    Highlands Ranch Resort

    41515 Hwy 36E, Mill Creek, CA
       
      4.8 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Location of resort is a beautiful meadow just down the road from Mt Lassen National Park. The resort is perfectly designed lodge, restaurant and cottages. Great food, large selection of gourmet entrees and drinks from the bar. Cozy fireplaces in lodge and cottages, since in winter, grounds currently ...

      Best Western Rose Quartz Inn $135
      Reviewed on Apr 28, 2019
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      Best Western Rose Quartz Inn

      Best Western Rose Quartz Inn

      306 Main Street, Chester, CA
         
        4.4 of 5
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        breakfast and exercise room were excellent. Sound of toilet flushing upstairs was not only disgusting but scary

        Cozy Brick House Located on a Quiet Country Road
        Cozy Brick House Located on a Quiet Country Road

        Cozy Brick House Located on a Quiet Country Road

        Old Station, California
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Old Station, this historic vacation home is 14.3 mi (23 km) from Loomis Museum and within 25 mi (40 km) of Lassen Volcanic National Park and Chaos Crags and Jumbles. Devastated Area and Summit Lake are also within 32 mi (52 km).

          The Bidwell House $180
          Reviewed on May 24, 2019
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          The Bidwell House

          The Bidwell House

          #1 Main Street, Chester, CA
             
            4.5 of 5
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            The owners and the entire place were the best! They keep it so beautiful here!

            Luxury IN THE Mountains - Amazing NEW LOG Cabin Near Lassen Park
            Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018
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            Luxury IN THE Mountains - Amazing NEW LOG Cabin Near Lassen Park

            Luxury IN THE Mountains - Amazing NEW LOG Cabin Near Lassen Park

            Shingletown, California
               
              4.9 of 5
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Truly "luxury in the mountains!" This is such a well-equipped and comfortable cabin in the woods. The photos do not do justice to the beauty of the home and setting. We appreciated the personal, warm touches after a long journey.

              OUR Reviews Tell OUR Story - A Touch OF Home Near Lassen
              Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019
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              OUR Reviews Tell OUR Story - A Touch OF Home Near Lassen

              OUR Reviews Tell OUR Story - A Touch OF Home Near Lassen

              Shingletown, California
                 
                5.0 of 5
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                I visited this cabin for a weekend and it was lovely! warm atmosphere, fully equipped and beautiful inside and outside. Thanks Kris for being a great host!

                Cozy Mountain Cabin by the Lake. Lassen Volcanic National Park Within 7 Miles
                Reviewed on Dec 31, 2018
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                Cozy Mountain Cabin by the Lake. Lassen Volcanic National Park Within 7 Miles

                Cozy Mountain Cabin by the Lake. Lassen Volcanic National Park Within 7 Miles

                Shingletown, California
                   
                  4.9 of 5
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This house has been arranged with all the comforts of home. The kitchen is designed for cooking. It is completely outfitted with pots, pans, knives, appliances - even Christmas cookie cutters! The beds are comfortable and the showers are hot. We were fortunate to have snow for Christmas on this visit. ...