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>Lassen Area National Forests,
Wilderness Areas and Volcanic Parks

||  Caribou Wilderness

P.O. Box 767, Chester, CA 96020        (530)258-2141

The Caribou Wilderness is a gentle, rolling, forested plateau with many forest fringed lakes. Reminders of volcanic and glacial origin can be seen throughout these wildlands. Crater peaks, cinder cones and numerous large and small depressions have become beautiful lakes and are scattered throughout this plateau region.

||  Ishi Wilderness

In the southern Cascade foothills, approximately twenty miles east of Red Bluff, California, lies the Ishi Wilderness, a unique 41,000 acre, low-elevation wilderness. This is a landincised by wind and water, dotted with basaltic outcroppings, caves, and bizarre pillar lava formations. This is up and down country, a series of east-west running ridges framed by rugged river canyons.

||  Lassen National Forest

 55 S. Sacramento St., Susanville  (530) 257-2151

The Lassen National Forest lies at the heart of one of the most fascinating areas of California, called the Crossroads. Here the granite of the Sierra Nevada, the lava of the Cascades and the Modoc Plateau, and the sagebrush of the Great Basin meet and blend.

Recreation is one of the premier opportunities for visitors to the Lassen National Forest.  From springtime wildflower hikes to snowmobiling miles of freshly groomed trails in the winter, there is something for everyone!  So go explore, camp, hike, kayak, fish, or just sit beneath the towering pines on a sunny afternoon and relax...  the Lassen welcomes you!  Click here for hiking trails>>

||  Lassen Volcanic National Park

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

All four types of volcanoes found in the entire world are represented in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Volcanoes found in the park include shield (Prospect Peak), plug dome (Lassen Peak), Cinder Cone (Cinder Cone), and Composite (Brokeoff Volcano) volcanoes.  Click here for hiking trails>>

||  Lava Beds National Monument

 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!  Visitors can tour both the geologic and historic wonders of this unusual landscape.

||  Modoc National Forest

 800 West 12th Street, Alturas  (530) 233-5811

The Modoc National Forest, a land of contrasts and unspoiled vacation-hideaway settings Nestled in the extreme northeastern corner of California, The Modoc National Forest mountains, pine forests and meadows, lakes, streams, rugged canyons, wetlands, lava beds and high desert plateaus. The Modoc offers you beautiful scenery, varied terrain, abundant wildlife and a memorable visitor experience.

The forest is named for the county in which the greater part of the forest is situated. The county, in turn, is named after the warlike Indian tribe, the Modocs, who fought at the lava beds from 1872-1873. The lava beds are a national monument located within the boundaries of the forest.

The Modoc National Forest is composed of two original units-the Warner Mountains Forest Reserve and the Modoc Forest Reserve. Both were created by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1904. Four years later he consolidated them into the Modoc National Forest.

||  The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail

Hat Creek Ranger District -- Lassen National Forest  (530) 336-5521

Elevations along this section of the trail range from 3,200 to 5,500 feet. Because of the elevation, portions of the trail are impacted by snow until late spring.   Be sure to take plenty of water with you, no drinking water is available along the 26 mile route that traverses Hat Creek Rim.  For those of you that hike the trail, you will get some spectacular views of both Lassen and Shasta. Call Hat Creek Ranger Station at (530) 336-5521 to plan your trip.

||  Plumas National Forest

 159 Lawrence St., Quincy  (530) 283-2050

Situated in the Sierra Nevada, just south of the Cascade Range, the Plumas is versatile in its land features, less crowded, and enhanced by a pleasant climate. Outdoor enthusiasts are attracted year round to its many streams and lakes, beautiful deep canyons, rich mountain valleys, meadows, and lofty peaks. Come and enjoy your national forests!

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Lassen Area State Parks

California State Parks -- Lassen & Plumas Counties / Northern Buttes Sector
P.O. Box 2430, Shasta  (530) 225-2065

Recreation in the Lassen area centers on the two designated wilderness areas of Lassen and Castle Crags. Dominating the landscape for several hundred miles in all directions, Lassen looms 14,162 feet, a beautiful snow-cloaked massif, second only to Mount Rainier in height among the famous Cascade Range volcanoes. No trails lead up Lassen, but trails provide access to the Wilderness and the foot of the mountain.

The Wilderness shares its southern border with Castle Crags State Park. You`ll find 27.8 miles of maintained trails starting from nine trailheads. The Pacific Crest Trail rambles for 19 miles through the area. More

||  Ahjumawi Lava Springs California State Park

Lassen & Plumas Camping The park is located three miles north of the town of McArthur and is accessible only by boat. It offers many recreational activities including hiking, fishing, and breathtaking views of Mount Shasta.   For more information on Lassen area California State Park activities, campgrounds, campsites, camping, and other general information, call (530) 335-2777 or visit the park's web site.

||  Castle Crags California State Park

Lassen & Plumas Camping Named for 6,000-foot glacier-polished crags, the park is perfect for swimming, fishing, rock climbing and hiking.  It features 28 miles of hiking trails, including a 2.7 mile access trail to Castle Crags Wilderness.  The campgrounds has 76 developed campsites and six environmental campsites.  For more information on Lassen area California State Park activities, campgrounds, campsites, camping, and other general information, call (530) 235-2684 or visit the park's web site.

||  McArthur-Burney Falls California State Park

Lassen & Plumas Camping Located near the town of Burney, the park's main attraction is a 129-foot waterfall that spills 100 million gallons of water over its face each day.  Black Swifts and Bald Eagles nests can be seen along the shore line of Lake Britton. The park also has six miles of hiking trails, and features watersport activities. The park's campground has 128 developed campsites.  For more information on Lassen area California State Park activities, campgrounds, campsites, camping, and other general information, call (530) 335-2777 or visit the park's web site.

For more information on California State Park activities, campgrounds, camping, and other general information, please call (530) 335-2777 or visit the park's web site.

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