National Park

Lassen Volcanic Dog Policy

Lassen Volcanic National Park is Somewhat Dog Friendly

Dogs Not Allowed
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash & Exceptions []

Lassen Peak, the largest lava dome volcano in the world, is joined by all three other types of volcanoes in this park: shield, cinder cone, and composite. Though Lassen itself last erupted in 1915, most of the rest of the park is continuously active. Numerous hydrothermal features, including fumaroles, boiling pools, and bubbling mud pots, are heated by molten rock from beneath the peak.[1]

Lassen Volcanic National Park is somewhat dog friendly. Dogs can't use any trails, and are limited in their activities here, but they are allowed in campgrounds and allowed along roads. Dogs must be on a 6' or less leash at all times. Dogs can be left unattended in vehicles if the temperature is not high enough to present a danger, but please do so with great care that your vehicle is safe for your dog.


Pet Policy Details
167 mi2
Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs are not allowed on any trails or in the back-country.

Road Policy

Dogs are allowed along any roads that cars are also allowed on.

Location & Map


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[1] Overview text from the Wikipedia article List of national parks of the United States, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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