161
trips planned in the last hour
8.9
out of 10
Trustscore rating
©

Lassen Volcanic National Park trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Lassen Volcanic National Park

4.4
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes. The park is home to Mt. Lassen, which reaches an altitude of 3,187 m (10,457 ft) and stands as the world's largest lava-dome volcano. The volcanic landscape remains active today, with boiling mud pots, smoky fumaroles, and hot springs scattered throughout the park. Fifty-seven species of mammals, from the tiny shrew to the American black bear, call the park home, and 216 species of birds, including eagles, falcons, and warblers either migrate through or breed here. The mountainous terrain and various water features make the park ideal for hiking, backpacking, angling, paddling, and snowshoeing. The 46.7 km (29 mi) main park road lets drivers conveniently sightsee from the comfort of their vehicles. Lassen Volcanic National Park is in California (CA). Take a look at our United States trip planner to refine the details of your trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

View all >
4.8
Duration: 3​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Nature in Lassen Volcanic National Park

4.5
Duration: 8​h
4.1
Duration: 3​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h

Hidden gems in Lassen Volcanic National Park

4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 30​min

Side trips from Lassen Volcanic National Park

4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 30​min

Trails in Lassen Volcanic National Park

3.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Where to stay in Lassen Volcanic National Park

You have no shortage of options for camping in Lassen Volcanic National Park. The park contains about 400 sites spread out over eight developed campgrounds, some of which offer amenities such as flush toilets. The sites sometimes fill up on the weekends in summer, so try to arrive early on Friday if you don't have a reservation. The park also provides structured accommodation in camping cabins at Manzanita Lake and a lodge, cabins, and bungalows at Drakesbad Guest Ranch. A handful of lodges and cabin-style resorts sit in the Mineral Area. The town of Chester on the south side of the park offers a mix of inns, motels, lodges, camps, and outdoors-oriented resorts in a tranquil setting beside Lake Almanor.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Lassen Volcanic National Park

40 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 35 days in Western US BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Lassen Volcanic National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, kids, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Lassen Volcanic National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in United States BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC August, outdoors, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in United States BY A USER FROM ROMANIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Lassen Volcanic National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Shingletown & Lassen Volcanic National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Lassen Volcanic National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, outdoors, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Lassen Volcanic National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans