Explore the Top 10 Wonders of Lassen Volcanic National Park


Lassen Volcanic National Park in northeastern California is one of the few places in the world where all four types of volcanoes—plug dome, shield, cinder cone, and stratovolcano—can be found.

Explore the volcanic diversity and beauty of Lassen Volcanic National Park, from fiery peaks and geysers to lakes and waterfalls.

Witness the largest plug dome volcano in the world and the southernmost volcano in the Cascade Range.

Lassen Peak


Experience the largest hydrothermal area in the park, with boiling mud pots, fumaroles, and colorful pools.

Bumpass Hell


Climb the steep trail to the rim of this cinder cone volcano and enjoy the views of the Painted Dunes and Fantastic Lava Beds.

Cinder Cone


Relax by the serene lake and enjoy fishing, kayaking, or camping. You might also catch a glimpse of Lassen Peak reflected on the water.

Manzanita Lake


See the bubbling mud and steaming vents of this easily accessible geothermal area near the park’s southwest entrance.

Sulphur Works


Hike to the spectacular 30-foot waterfall that cascades over a cliff of volcanic rock.

Kings Creek Falls


Marvel at the remnants of a massive rock avalanche that occurred about 350 years ago, creating a chaotic landscape of huge boulders.

Chaos Crags and Jumbles


Learn about the effects of the 1915 eruption of Lassen Peak, which destroyed the forest and created a blast zone of volcanic debris.

Devastated Area


Visit the largest hot spring in the park, with a temperature of about 125°F and a striking turquoise color.

Boiling Springs Lake


Admire the highest waterfall in the park, with a drop of 75 feet into a lush canyon.

Mill Creek Falls


Lassen Volcanic NP is home to many animals, but do not feed or approach them. Keep your distance and store your food properly.

Point to Remember

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