1907: National Monument
Rating (1-5): Unrated
About the SiteYou want volcano fields? You've come to the right place. All four types of volcanoes in the world are found here. Lassen Peak is possibly the world's largest plug dome volcano, and it last erupted in 1914. That's just a hiccup away in geologic terms. Now the park bubbles over in mud pots and steaming fumaroles, and it offers lava pinnacles, flows, and jagged cragers.
What You're Going to SeeTwo mountain ranges, the Sierra Nevada and the Cascades, intersect with the Great Basic lava flows at the park, and more than 700 flowering plant, 200 bird, and 50 mammal species grace the park.
Personal ObservationsAh, someday.
Getting ThereLassen is located in northeast California. From Redding, take Highway 44 east for 46 miles; it leads you right into the Park.
Nearby AttractionsWhiskeytown National Recreation Area is about 40 miles northwest, and Lava Beds National Monument is about 80 miles to the north.