As the seasons shift and Lassen Volcanic National Park prepares for winter, visitors should take note of potential seasonal changes to the park’s operations. The once-clear blue skies and mild temperatures are giving way to clouds, gusty winds, and cooler conditions. Winter is arriving in NorCal.
“During the shoulder season, a mild fall day can quickly become a snowstorm,” wrote park officials on social media.
In preparation for the impending winter, park officials are taking proactive measures. They are in the process of removing guiding signs along the park road and closing down certain facilities. Also, when the snowfall eventually comes, there’s the possibility of temporary closures of the park road as snow accumulates.
The first snowfall of the season is anticipated to fall Monday night and and lasting through Tuesday. The exact timing of the complete winter transformation, when the park is draped in a pristine white blanket, remains uncertain. However, for those eager to experience the park’s winter wonderland, vehicle access and hiking trails are still open today. Enjoy them when you can, but be prepared for the weather to turn at any moment.
As nature transitions from autumn to winter in Lassen Volcanic National Park, it’s an exciting time for visitors to anticipate the forthcoming seasonal delights.