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Lassen, CAlifornia Tourist Attractions

Main Attractions in Lassen

Wine Tasting and touring the small communities that make up the valley are among Lassen's most popular tourist attractions – offering visitors outdoor recreation, fine dining, great sightseeing, unique shopping, and exciting nightlife. 

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Almanor Beach

A large day use beach with a swimming area protected by buoys to separate swimmers from motor boats, jet skis, and other lake users.  Ample parking is provided within walking distance.

Subway Cave

Lassen National Forest  (530) 257-2151

Trailhead is located 1/4 mile north of the junction of State Routes 44 and 89. The community of Old Station is located 1/2 mile south of the trailhead. 

The cave is a 20,000 year old lava tube.  The cave's temperature is chilly, so take a jacket.  It's also recommended that you take two flashlights.

Spattercone Nature Trail

Directions: Hwy 89/44, approximately 1.5 miles south of Hwy 89/44 junction in Old Station.

Self-guided interpretive trail through the origin of the Hat Creek Lava Flow.  See spattercones, craters, and a beautiful view of the Hat Creek Valley.  Loop trail, approximately 1.5 miles long.

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Lassen Scenic Byway This Web site provides a virtual tour of Lassen Park's volcanic formations, geothermal activity, and natural beauty.

Lassen Photo Gallery This site features photographs of some of the park's major points of interest.

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Post Office Box 100, Mineral  (530) 595-4444

Bumpass Hell

This is a very unique area that has a boardwalk trail that allows visitors to explore its bubbling mud pots, and other geothermal activity.  The area was named by the site's discoverer when he broke through the crust around a hot spring--causing him to loose his leg.  A short hike (three-mile round trip) is required to reach the site.

Devestated Area

The destruction from the 1915 eruption of Mount Lassen is still visible in this area.

Lake Helen

Located near Bumpass Hell's parking lot, this is a beautiful glacial lake.

Lassen Peak Trail

This is a popular hiking trail that climbs some 2000' to a spectacular panoramic view of the park.  Be prepared! The 2.5 mile hike is difficult and will take about 4 hours to complete the round trip.

Manazanita Lake

This lake is popular for swimming, fishing, and canoeing.

Nobles Emigrant Trail

 Part of a 1850s pioneer trail, the Nobles Trail begins at Rabbithole Creek in Nevada's Black Rock Desert and concludes at Old Shasta in Northern California.  Part of the trail is located within the park and one of it's features is Hot Rock--a large granite boulder that was carried down by the 1915 mudflow.

Reflection Lake

The lake is said to provide a perfect reflection of Lassen Peak

Sulphur Works

This is the park's most accessible geothermal area. After walking down a short trail, you can view mud pots, hotsprings, and fumaroles.

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Lava Beds National Monument

Lava Beds National Monument

1 Indian Well Hqtrs. Tulelake, CA      (530) 667-8100 

 Lava Beds National Monument is a land of turmoil, both geological and historical. Over the last half-million years, volcanic eruptions on the Medicine Lake shield volcano have created a rugged landscape dotted with diverse volcanic features. More than 700 caves, Native American rock art sites, historic battlefields and campsites, and a high desert wilderness experience await you! 

Fleener Chimneys

Lava Beds National Monument Even if you aren't terribly interested in geology, this spatter cone is definitely worth seeing.  It was created by globs of molten lava piling on top of each other.

Hidden Valley

Lava Beds National Monument A trail meanders down the valley wall and around the valley floor.  Lots of vegetation and wildlife to hear and see.

Mammoth Crater

Lava Beds National Monument Here you can view the enormous size of the 30,000 year-old lava crater that created most of the lava tube in the monument.

Petroglyph Point

Lava Beds National Monument You will step into the past when you view the early cliff wall carvings.

Schonchin Butte Lookout

Lava Beds National Monument The lookout was built in 1939-1941 by Civilian Conservation Corpsmen.  Listed on the national register of historic buildings, it still serves many functions and will probably be staffed well into the next century.

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Medicine Lake Highlands Volcanic Area

McCloud Ranger Station It is one of the most diverse and least visited volcanic centers in California. It has created hundreds of unique volcanic features and formations.

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Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery

Dept. of Fish and Game      (530) 225-2368

Mount Shasta, CA  (530) 926-2215 Located next to the Sisson Museum, the Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery is one of oldest in California.


Also See History & Culture Section.  It provides a listings for Museums, Historical Places and Art Galleries




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