Lassen Volcanic National Park

By: Evan M. Welsh

Lassen Volcanic National Park is home to a HUGE volcano. It is called Lassen Peak.

To the left is a picture of the commodious volcano, Lassen Peak.


In August of 1916, Lassen Volcanic was founded. That was one year before the titanic Lassen Peak started to erupt. It was founded by Native Americans, and they called it “The Lassen area”, but we’ll get to that later.

Size and Native Americans

Like I said in the paragraph before this, Native Americans called it “The Lassen Area”. On a side note, “Lassen” in German means, “To allow or let in.” Lassen Volcanic is 106,000 acres and is located in Mineral, California. That is 513,040,000 square yards!

What Native Americans Probably hunted

Native Americans camped at Lassen in warmer months. They most-likely hunted: Birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and fish because that's the wildlife there.

still active

In Lassen Volcanic, Lassen Peak is the only volcano there. The scariest thing is that it's still active. It last erupted in 1914 where there were multiple explosions and one GINORMOUS eruption.