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Thousand Lakes Wilderness- Thousand Lakes Wilderness covers 16,335 acres in the southern portion of the Cascade Mountain Range, midway between the town of Burney and Lassen Volcanic National Park.

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Description - In the shadow of Lassen Peak, seven campgrounds and four picnic areas are nestled along ten miles of Hat Creek. Lava tubes, dormant and extinct volcanoes, massive lava flows and fault lines reveal a fascinating volcanic past. A portion of the Lassen National Scenic Byway leads through the District. The Thousand Lakes Wilderness is located on the Hat Creek Ranger District.

Recreation - The Hat Creek Ranger District offers opportunities for fishing, hiking, camping, picnicking, wildlife observation and natural history.

Climate - As throughout much of California, most of the precipitation in the Lassen National Forest area comes during the winter months. Much of the precipitation comes in the form of snow in the high elevations. Snow covers much of the high elevations from late fall into spring. During years of heavy snowfall, the highest elevation roads and trails road may remains snowed in through June. Late spring through early fall normally brings mostly sunny skies with warm daytime temperatures and cool nighttime temperatures.

Location - Hat Creek is located around the Intermountain Area communities of Burney, Fall River Mills, Hat Creek and Old Station. It includes the northwest portion of the Lassen National Forest in northern California. Highways 89 and 44 lead through the District. The District Office is located in Fall River Mills.


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Hat Creek Ranger District, P.O. Box 220, Hwy. 299 E , Fall River Mills, CA, 96028, Phone: 530-336-5521

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Lassen National Forest - Lassen National Forest lies in a fascinating part of California. This part of northeast California is where the Sierra Nevada, the Cascades, the Modoc Plateau and the Great Basin meet.

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