Lassen Volcanic National Park temporarily closed due to the Dixie fire
August 6, 2021 – Mineral, CA – An emergency closure is in place for the entire Lassen Volcanic National Park due to the Dixie Fire, which is active in the remote eastern part of the park.
“The temporary closure guarantees firefighters unimpeded access to all areas of the park”, said Superintendent Jim Richardson. “The park’s current priorities are to ensure the immediate evacuation of visitors and to protect facilities along the park road and in the areas of Lake Manzanita and the Minerals Headquarters.”
Information on the Dixie Fire is available on InciWeb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7690/. Information is also available through the Dixie Fire Information Line at (530) 538-7826 and the Media Line at (530) 588-0845. Lassen Volcanic National Park will not provide separate communications on Dixie Fire activity in the park.
Visitors and residents are encouraged to follow county warnings and evacuation orders. Evacuation warnings and orders are currently in place in Plumas County (south-eastern part of the park) and Tehama County (south-western part of the park). Check out the Plumas County Evacuation Map at https://tinyurl.com/ydrapp24 and Lassen County at https://tinyurl.com/2adkfcm8. Evacuations can also be added for Lassen County (northeastern quarter of the park) and Shasta County (northwestern corner of the park).
Evacuees should check for fire-related highway closures at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/. Current closures include Highway 36E between Childs Meadow and the A17 at Westwood.
For more information on Lassen Volcanic National Park, please visit www.nps.gov/lavo; contact the park at (530) 595-4480 or send us an email; find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube @LassenNPS.