Welcome to Lassen National Forest
The vast Lassen National Forest (www.fs.fed.us/r5/lassen) surrounding Lassen Peak and Lassen Volcanic National Park is so big that it’s hard to comprehend: it covers 1.2 million acres (1875 sq miles) of wilderness in an area called the Crossroads, where the granite Sierra, volcanic Cascades, Modoc Plateau and Central Valley meet. It’s largely unspoiled land, though if you wander too far off the byways surrounding the park, you’ll certainly see evidence of logging and mining operations that still happen within its borders.
The Lassen National Forest supervisor’s office is in Susanville. Other ranger offices include Eagle Lake Ranger District, Hat Creek Ranger District and Almanor Ranger District, about a mile west of Chester.