Conic shape of Lassen Peak seen from the south
Lassen waterfalls: Kings Creek Falls Overlook
Boardwalking a hydrothermal area: Bumpass Hell
Chaos Crags north-facing slope above Crags Lake
Lassen Volcanic National Park,
called Lassen Volcanic for short,
is located near the northern end of the
where the Cascade Range is taking over
the Pacific Crest and
the south-to-north chain of mountain wilderness areas:
Lassen Peak, a
plug dome volcano, is the southern-most
volcano in the Cascade Range.
Dormant Lassen Peak—assuming that its eruptions between 1914 and 1917 were not the last violent events—is surrounded by features resulting from its recent outbursts and also by an active volcanic landscape including Bumpass Hell's treacherous crustscape around boiling water pools, mudpots and stinking fumaroles.
Visitors to Lassen Volcanic are attracted by its otherworldly sites; but also come to enjoy breathtaking views, learn about the park's human and natural history, and hike to lakes and waterfalls.