Wildfires within Lassen Volcanic National Park will be reported on this page if they exceed low-impact status, which may include rapid growth, increased impacts, or size exceeding 1/4-acre.
Active Fires: None
Dixie Post-Fire Recovery
The 2021 Dixie Fire reached 100% containment on October 26, 2021 with a total size of 963,309 acres including 73,240 acres within the park. Learn more about Dixie Fire effects within the park and Dixie Fire recovery.
Crews are removing hazard trees burned from the park highway and Warner Valley and Juniper Lake Areas as part of the 2021 Dixie Fire Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER). Hazard trees pose a threat to safety or infrastructure and are identified by a blue paint mark. Expect temporary traffic control and changes to parking areas in active work zones. Please keep a safe distance from workers and equipment.
Lassen Volcanic National Park will complete prescribed burning in fall 2023 as conditions permit. Smoke from prescribed burns may be visible within and outside of the park. Air quality information including Particle Matter (PM2.5) measurements at Manzanita Lake and Mineral is available at on the Air Quality page.
Northwest Gateway Project Prescribed Burning
Prescribed burning of approximately 65 acres in the northwest corner of the park near the campground, administrative buildings, and park staff residences occurred on November 1, 2023. This is part of the multi-year Northwest Gateway Forest Restoration (NWG) Project and involves the reintroduction of fire to areas that were previously treated by mechanical thinning.
Nov. 6 - 17, 2023
Normal Fire Restrictions
Campfires are always restricted to fire rings within designated campgrounds. Campfires are not permitted in the backcountry/Wilderness.
There are currently no additional fire restrictions in the park.
Please be especially cautious with your campfire (where permitted), vehicle, gas/liquid campstoves, and cigarettes to help reduce the risk of wildfire during this period of severe drought. Campfires are always restricted to fire rings within designated campground.
Smoke Impacts from Nearby Wildfires
Smoke impacts in the park from nearby fires vary from day to day. Park staff is not able to predict conditions for your trip. The following resources can help you check conditions prior to your visit:
Last updated: November 15, 2023