Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Northern California.

Established in 1916.

    “Only active volcano in the United States proper—Lassen Peak, 10,464 feet in altitude—Hot Springs—Mud geysers—Ice caves—Majestic Canyons—Numerous lakes—Fine forests”            National Park Service report, 1920

Lassen Peak eruption June 14, 1914. Photograph by Benjamin Loomis.

National Park Service, Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Lassen Peak from the Warner Creek Road to Drakesbad, primary pre-1925 road into the park.

Lassen Peak and Lake Helen, from the “Loop HIghway,” completed in 1931.

   “The Lassen Volcanic is the only park in the system that was not actively administered for the traveling public. The mile or two of existing roads can hardly be dignified by the name of road, and everything must yet be done to improve the few existing trails and to build new ones.”

        National Park Service report, 1920


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