Welcome to Lassen National Forest

Lassen National Forest

Come discover the wonder and beauty where the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range meets the Cascade Mountain Range. Granite meets volcanic!

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The Crossroads of California

Lassen National Forest is a total of 1.2 million acres or 1,875 square miles. It lies within seven counties; Lassen, Shasta, Tehama, Butte, Plumas, Siskiyou, and Modoc. More information about the forest.

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Night Sky Party on Lassen National Forest

A young boy looks through a scope at night with mountains and stars in the distance.

Have you ever experienced a national forest after the sun sets and skies darken? On a recent Saturday evening, as the sun dropped below the snow-covered mountains, a hush fell over a crowd gathered at the Hat Creek Overlook on the Lassen National Forest for the Lyrid Meteor Shower. 

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