Description: Less than an hour's drive from Redding sits beautiful Lassen Volcanic National Park. The park boasts incredible mountain scenery reminiscent of Yosemite as well as fascinating thermal wonders similar to Yellowstone with just a small fraction of the visitors. Lassen offers three of the four different types of geothermal features, including steam vents, mud pots, and hot springs; all four types of volcanoes (shield, plug dome, cinder cone, and composite); and all types of naturally occurring lakes! Near Lassen Peak, the road reaches 8,512 feet, making it the highest road in the Cascade Mountain range. The park is open year-round; however, access is usually limited from December - May. Excellent cross-country skiing is available, as well as interpretive snowshoe tours led by park rangers. During the warm summer months in Redding, visit this spectacular park to experience Spring all over again!
Driving Time: 1 hour from most Redding-area lodging properties to the northwest entrance. Status Of Main Park Road: http://www.nps.gov/lavo/planyourvisit/lassen_roadsandtrails.htm