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10 Great Kids Activities at National Parks

March 9, 2012, 2:34 pm
Whether it is this weekend or any weekend, America’s national parks offer endless activities the whole family can enjoy. Here are ten fun-packed national park adventures for kids and families: Acadia National Park, Maine Sea-life bingo keeps youngsters excited tallying green sea urchins, orange sea stars, and other curious marine creatures that reside ...

Former ranger's book tells tales of saving lives at Lassen park

December 19, 2011, 7:58 am
Dave Frederick describes the quarter-century he spent as a schoolteacher and part-time national parks ranger as "the happiest years of my life." At 53, he's retired from both occupations, living in a small mobile home on Mill Creek near Shingletown, between jobs, and happy to talk about his recently published ...

New Lassen Park cabins are for rent

January 26, 2011, 8:00 am
Reservations can now be made for the new cabins at Lassen Volcanic National Park, the first new accommodations inside the park in nearly 40 years. The new cabins at Manzanita Lake will be available for use starting in June. The 20 new cabins aren't equipped with electricity or water. They ...

Snowshoe in a winter wonderland at Lassen Volcanic National Park

January 24, 2011, 7:48 am
On a wintry evening outside Lassen Volcanic National Park in Northern California, I snowshoed alone on a snow-packed trail lit by a round, plump moon. The stars overhead sparkled like glitter on a black velvet cloth. I had no destination except to go deep into the darkness, relying on ...

Top 10 Places To Find Solitude

January 19, 2010, 11:29 am
Our nation’s National Park System offers some of the best outdoor recreation in the world. There are endless places, from Maine to California, Hawaii to Alaska, that you can hike, climb, camp, and see wild animals in their natural habitat. You visit the national parks to experience nature and ...

Snowshoe tours at Lassen National Park

December 23, 2009, 7:26 am
The popular ranger-led snowshoe walks will again be offered from the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center near the park's southwest entrance beginning Dec. 26. Bring your holiday guests to the park and experience the fun of snowshoeing through a red fir forest blanketed in deep snow, said Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz. Other ...

Lassen Park loop closed for season

November 19, 2009, 7:47 am
Highway 89, the main road through Lassen Volcanic National Park, has closed for the winter. The road is closed from the Kohm Yah-mah-nee visitor center at the southwest entrance to the park to to Manzanita Lake at the northwest entrance. The Kohm Yah-mah-nee center will be open all winter, as is the Southeast Walk-In ...

Stop and smell the thermals at Lassen Volcanic National Park

October 12, 2009, 7:56 am
At about 9,000 feet, the persistently steep trail up Brokeoff Mountain levels off at the edge of an abyss. To the northeast, framed between jagged cliffs, sits hulking Lassen Peak, a dozing volcano more than 1,000 feet higher, still mostly bare of trees and cloaked in gray dust from ...

Who is 'Helen' of Lake Helen at Lassen Volcanic National Park?

September 23, 2009, 6:15 am
Lake Helen is a 110-foot deep glacial lake with a beautiful clear blue color believed to be the result of a lack of plankton. The lake stays frozen and covered in snow most of the year because it is located at a high elevation of 8,200 ft. 'Helen' was Helen ...

Lassen Volcanic National Park Environmental study available for review

August 24, 2009, 7:55 am
Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz announced that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Warner Valley Comprehensive Site Plan (DEIS) has been prepared and is now available for review and comment. "I'm really excited about the plan being released for public comment, it's been a long time ...

Lassen Volcanic National Park manages lightning fire

August 24, 2009, 7:47 am
For 22 days interagency fire crews have managed the Fairfield Fire in Lassen Volcanic National Park Wilderness.The fire was initially ignited by a lightning storm that passed over the park and neighboring region Aug. 2.Final acreage is about 1,664 acres and falls within the 1,800 acre planned area established ...

Book Outlines Lassen Park History

May 12, 2009, 8:13 am
 "Lassen Volcanic" is the first comprehensive history to be released in nearly 40 years concerning the development of the nation's 13th national park. The author is Lassen County historian, Tim I. Purdy, and has nearly a dozen books published concerning the history of Northeastern California. In addition to his research ...

Cities Give 'Green' Light on Parking Perks for Hybrid Drivers

January 5, 2009, 9:18 am
Many hybrid car owners, who often get tax credits and special use of HOV lanes, are getting another perk: parking ...

Winter Road Closure Allows for Recreational Opportunities

December 23, 2008, 7:08 am
Winter has arrived in full swing at Lassen Volcanic National Park. As an annual rite of passage, recent storms have closed the road through the park to vehicle traffic for the winter season. "The arrival of winter to the park closes the park highway to vehicle traffic, but also ...

Lassen Peak: a living laboratory of volcanic activity

October 13, 2008, 1:54 pm
The southernmost mountain in the Cascades was established as a national park in 1916. Today, Lassen is one of the best-kept secrets in the federal system. Its 10,457-foot namesake mountain dominates the western section of the park, while to the east, cinder cones rise above a lava plateau and ...