Recognized as a national park in the United States since 1916, the Lassen Volcanic National Park is situated about eight miles northeast of the city of Mineral, California. The park has long been recognized as a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Spanning an area of 106,000 acres, the Lassen Volcanic National Park is home to over 50 different crystal clear and serene mountain lakes, hydrothermal areas and different types of volcanoes. Lassen Volcanic National Park is a haven for families who are looking for a place where they can get up close with nature's pristine beauty. There are a wide variety of activities that can be enjoyed here by the whole family. The Lassen Volcanic National Park is home to over 150 miles of hiking trails, each boasts breathtaking sceneries ranging from flower-filled meadows to imposing volcanoes. Children are also given the opportunity get a hands-on experience on what it is like to work as a park ranger through the Park's Junior Ranger programs. With a variety of activities catering to children between the ages of 7-12 years old, these Junior Ranger programs get the children learn to appreciate the different plant and wildlife species that thrive not just in Lassen Volcanic National Park, but in other parks as well. Apart from the range of activities that you could do in Lassen Volcanic National Park, visitors have the option to book a room in the Drakesbad Guest Ranch, or camp out in any of the different camping grounds that are situated in different parts of the park. While most of the camping sites are on a first come, first serve basis, you can contact the park in advance to make a reservation for a particular campsite before you and your family head out.