“Witness a brief moment in the ancient battle between the earth shaping forces of creation and destruction. Nestled within Lassen’s peaceful mountain forests you will find that hissing fumaroles and boiling mud pots still shape and change the land.
Lassen Peak is the largest plug dome volcano in the world and the southern most volcano in the Cascade Range. It last erupted in 1914 and was declared a National Park in 1916.
The 106,372 acres of Lassen Volcanic National Park provide a wealth of activities that are as varied as the seasons of the park. There are over 150 miles of hiking trails which range in difficulty from a strenuous 5 mile round-trip hike up Lassen Peak to a gentle 1.85 mile stroll around Manzanita Lake.”
The new Kohm Ya-mah-nee Visitor Center, at the southern entrance to the park, is only 25 miles from Chester and Lake Almanor. Kohm Ya-mah-nee is the Mountain Maidu word for “Snow Mountain”. The Visitors center features an exhibit hall, indoor theater and outdoor amphitheater, bookstore, gift shop and café.. Just 17 miles from the town of Chester, which lies along the shores of Lake Almanor is Drakesbad Guest Ranch is home to several Lassen Park trail heads, one of which will take you to the boiling springs, femorales and mud pots of Devils Kitchen.