Lassen National Forest


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Lassen National Forest

Address:2550 Riverside Dr
Susanville, CA 96130

Phone:530-257-2151
Fax:530-252-6428
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r5/lassen
Size: 1,200,000 acres.
Location:Northeastern California. Accessible by US 395; CA 36, 44, and 89. Nearby cities/towns include Chico, Mill Creek, Red Bluff, Redding, and Susanville.
Facilities:Resort with cabins, campgrounds, dispersed camping, picnic sites, hiking trails, OHV trails, marina, boat ramps, 6 winter sports areas.
Activities:Camping, fishing, boating, sailing, swimming, OHV riding, water-skiing, hiking, horseback riding, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling.
Special Features:Forest surrounds Lassen Volcanic National Park (see entry in national parks section), and encompasses an area of California known as "the crossroads," where the Sierra Nevada, the Cascades, and the Great Basin converge. Points of interest include Eagle Lake, California's second largest natural lake; ancient pictographs and hieroglyphics; volcanic lava flow tubes; and 120 miles of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (see entry in national trails section).

See other parks in California.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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The planting site inside Lassen National Forest was damaged by multiple wildfires.
The engine crew, based in the Lassen National Forest in Susanville, Calif., was helping to watch over a 500-acre backfire set during the night to help contain the 1,350-acre Stanza fire, 10 miles south of Happy Camp, when one wheel went off the narrow gravel road at about 1:30 a.m.
In Northern California's Lassen National Forest, a salvage sale that would have crippled the efforts of the Quincy Library Group, a nationally acclaimed cooperative partnership between local landowners, environmentalists, and the timber industry, was quietly canceled.
Free trails abound, too, in Lassen National Forest. McGowan Lake trail, off State 89 about 2 miles north of the State 36 turnoff into the park, is one such marked trail; it's open to cross-country skiers only (other trails are also open to snowmobilers).
Although busy with two children, Baremore founded the Susanville chapter of California Women in Timber and began organizing local rallies in opposition to the Lassen National Forest plan.
(Under the Lassen National Forest draft management plan, Mill Creek is also the heart of a proposed new wilderness upstream from Ishi.)
Its laboratory is Blacks Mountain Experimental Forest, a 10,000-acre tract on Lassen National Forest in California 300 miles northeast of San Francisco.
In that broader context, the Ronald McDonald house offers modified camping experiences to some 60 high-health-risk kids at one time on scenic Gallatin Lake in the Sierras, under permit from Lassen National Forest in California.
"This group does not have all the answers, and they don't have the expertise they claim," says Lassen National Forest Supervisor Leonard Atencio.
That afternoon on the 1.2-million-acre Lassen National Forest headquartered in Susanville, Timber Management Officer Bill Holland hit us with some shocks.