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Lassen Volcanic Wilderness

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Area Management

The Lassen Volcanic Wilderness is part of the 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. This System of lands provides clean air, water, and habitat critical for rare and endangered plants and animals. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities like hiking, backpacking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, horse packing, bird watching, stargazing, and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. You play an important role in helping to "secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness" as called for by the Congress of the United States through the Wilderness Act of 1964. Please follow the requirements outlined below and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting the Lassen Volcanic Wilderness to ensure protection of this unique area.


-- Unless otherwise specified, no motorized equipment or mechanical transport, with the exception of wheelchairs, is allowed.

-- No open fires.

-- Pets are not permitted on the trails.


-- A backcountry permit is required for camping. Permits are free and can be obtained at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, the Loomis Museum, or through mail to the park headquarters, P.O. Box 100, Mineral, California, 96063.


-- A valid wilderness/stock use permit is required for all stock use. Stock use is limited to day-use only. Backcountry camping with stock is prohibited.

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