Located in northern California, Lassen Volcanic National Park is a fascinating place full of natural wonders. The park is best known for being the location of Lassen Peak, which is the largest plug dome volcano in the world.
Long before Europeans arrived in North America, there were many Native Americans who called the area home. It has been reported that they knew about the peak and that it was full of fire and water waiting to explode. Throughout the 19th century, there were reports that the volcano erupted, however, it wasn't until 1914 when explosions were accurately reported. Lasting until 1921, the eruptions destroyed houses and resulted in the area being designated as a national park.
Weather at Lassen Volcanic National Park tends to stay on the cooler side. During the short summer season, temperatures can get up into the 80s, but only for a short time. No matter what time of the year you visit in your motorhome, you can expect the temperature to be near or below freezing at some point during your stay.
There are many recreational activities for you to enjoy, including hiking, birding, boating in the summer and sledding, skiing, and snowshoeing during the winter. If it isn’t already, Lassen Volcanic National Park should definitely be on your list of places to visit in your RV. There is so much to see and do, and when traveling on your own terms you’ll get to experience it all in the best way possible.
Bringing your RV (whether it is a rental or your own) is a great way to explore and experience Lassen Volcanic Park, even if you are new to RV camping. Few things are better than heading back to your rig after a long day out and about in the park. There are five RV-friendly campgrounds for you to choose from, and the peak season at Lassen Volcanic Park is during the summer months.