What's Happening in Lassen County?
Lassen County is abundantly rich in natural settings with year-round recreational activities. Lassen County enjoys a clean natural environment with excellent air quality. Its rural communities are ideal for raising families with less crime, traffic, and lower cost of living. Lassen County is an outdoor paradise, where the beautiful Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountains meet the desert of the Great Basin. Because of the unique terrain, there's something here for everyone. The climate is nearly ideal: generally dry, warm days and cool nights, with an average summer high of 89 degrees and daytime temperatures in the 40's during the winter months.
Forested plateaus, green mountain meadows, snow-capped peaks and a vast, open agricultural valley are part of Lassen County's 4,547 square miles, an area the size of Connecticut. A true outdoor wonderland, much of Lassen County is part of the large volcanic plateau that makes up much of northeast California.
Local Hot Spots
The Lassen National Forest lies at the heart of one of the most fascinating areas of California, called the Crossroads. Here the granite of the Sierra Nevada, the lava of the Cascades and the Modoc Plateau, and the sagebrush of the Great Basin meet and blend. Nestled within Lassen's peaceful forests and untouched wilderness, is the Lassen Volcanic National Park, with it's hissing fumaroles and boiling mud pots still shaping and changing the land. More than 48,000 patrons attend the Lassen County Fair each year which is held the third week of July. The Fair is the longest-running community event in Lassen County. There is also an annual parade sponsored by the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce that is held during the Saturday of fair week. Local businesses and organizations drive down main street displaying their floats.