The Lassen National Forest is located in the north eastern part of California.
Where is this Forest?

Forest Service JobsAccessible Recreation Opportunities on the Lassen National Forest MVUM Maps Maps Downloads and Purchase Special PlacesVisitors Guide

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.

Recent News


Lassen NF OHV Grant Proposal Available for Review and Comment

Each year, the Lassen National Forest has an opportunity to submit grant applications to the California State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR) for consideration for funding in support of the Forest’s on-going Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) program. The Division is currently soliciting proposals for the 2015 grant cycle, and the Lassen National Forest is considering one project for submission.  Preliminary applications for 2015 projects are available for review and comment on the OHMVR Division's website,

Current Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs)

On June 30, 2010, the Lassen National Forest released its first annual Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM).  This map culminated nearly six years of planning and defined our baseline system of public roads and motorized trails.  Cross-country travel by wheeled motorized vehicles off this transportation system is now permanently prohibited except by special use permit.  As this system evolves in coming years we intend to better accommodate various forms of motorized vehicle uses while protecting resources and improving management of a broad range of visitor activities. Please visit our Motorized Travel Management pages for more information.


Know Before You Fly: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (aka Drones)

The U.S. Forest Service is highly interested in new technologies and believes there is potential to use Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)... 

Forest Employee Lends a Hand at 2015 Rose Parade

Megan Mullowney's enthusiasm for the Pack Stock Program led her to the 126th Rose Parade in Pasadena on January 1st.


Lassen National Forest - Driving

Driving Lassen National Forest Backcountry Byway Complete Backcountry Byway Guide in PDF (Large File - 80mb) Intro Section (9mb - PDF) Sierra Nevada Section (15mb - PDF)... 

Accessible Recreation

A lifetime pass available to citizens or permanent residents of the United States who have been medically determined to be blind or permanently disabled for purposes of receiving Federal benefits. ...