California’s Lassen Volcanic National Park
Yellowstone’s weird cousin
Located in northern California, Lassen Volcanic National Park offers great outdoor beauty with fewer crowds associated with more popular parks. I hope these photos convince you to add a national park to your bucket list. If you’re planning a trip to Crater Lake, Yosemite or Redwoods national parks, include Lassen. It’s one of the world’s largest plug dome volcanoes, which erupted in 1914.
We explored mountains, streams, lakes, hydrothermal wonders and meadows. We saw black bear, waterfalls, wildflowers, boiling ponds and rainbows. Lassen won’t disappoint. But be sure to plan your travel carefully, since the main road that winds through the park is sometimes snow covered until early July. You’ll enjoy this park that I refer to as “Yellowstone’s weird cousin.”