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Lassen Park Centennial Photo Blitz

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Take part in Lassen Park Photo Blitz

Help Lassen Park Document the Centennial Year

Lassen Park is asking for photos to capture the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service and Lassen  Volcanic National Park.  As part of the photo blitz  the park is accepting photos until the end of the calendar year.

Lassen Park is conducting this Photo Blitz looking for current day photos taken in the same location, angle, time of day as historic photos they have cataloged.  First step is to print copies of historic photos and then re-create the image as close as possible.   Taking a photo in a different season than the original photo is fine.  If possible document the GPS Coordinates for future reference.

Hat Creek Bridge in Lassen Park Photo Blitz

Hat Creek Bridge Then



Hat Creek in the Fall

Hat Creek Bridge Now



Copies of selected historic photographs of Lassen Park can be picked up at either the Loomis Museum or the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center.  For samples of then and now photos visit the online gallery.  For further information on what the Park Service is looking for please visit their photo blitz page and download the photo blitz guide.

Fall Colors in and around Lassen Park

Fall Colors from Mt. Harkness

Fall Colors from Mt. Harkness


The Fall is a great time to visit Lassen Park.  There are many hikes with great fall colors showing.  Cliff Lakes is one of the lesser known hikes that has knotweed with a rich red color.  One of my favorite fall hikes is Mt. Harkness up to the fire look-out tower.  From the look-out tower you have a great view of the Vulcan Eye on Lassen Peak, Lake Almanor and a view of the fantastic fall colors in the Warner Valley.


Centennial Parkcaching Challenge


While you are visiting Lassen Park this fall, take the Centennial Parkcaching Challenge.  Complete 6 of 11 challenges to earn a free commemorative carabiner. Stop at visitor center or download the brochure.  Once you have at least 6 of the challenges completed turn the brochure into a park ranger in exchange for your caribine.  The park caches will only be up until the end of October or when the snow requires them to be removed.






Federal Lands Photo Contest

Thursday, July 14th, 2016
Mill Creek Falls in Lassen Park

Mill Creek Falls in Lassen Park

Share your  Photos taken on  Federal Recreation Lands for a chance to win $10,000 from the  Federal Lands Photo Contest


Amazing Amateur Photos Wanted of your experiences on Federal Recreation Lands

The Federal Lands Photo contest, Federal Land Management Agencies, National Park Service, U.S.  & Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, BLM, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are all part of the 2016 Official Federal Lands Photo Contest.


Where can photos be taken?

Photos must be taken on the lands of one of the above participating agencies.  You can dig back in your older photos (back to Jan. 1st 2014), check current photos or plan a special trip to get that amazing shot up until December 31, 2016.

2016 is the Centennial for the National Park Service, every National Park has special events planned this year.  Lassen Volcanic National Park happens to be turning 100 years old this year also.  Lassen Park has many features and special events that will make wonderful photos for the Federal Lands Photo Contest.

What kinds of photos?

The Share your Experience Photo contest is broken up into six categories.

  1.  Adventure & Outdoor Recreation
  2. Historical & Cultural
  3. Scenic, Seasons & Landscapes
  4. Every Kid in a Park
  5. Wildlife
  6. Night Skies


How is the winning photo going to be used?

The winning photo of the Share your Experience Photo Contest will be used on the 207 America the Beautiful Federal Recreation Lands Pass.  This pass is distributed to over 500,000 people annually.

What are the prizes?

There are several prizes awarded, some of the prizes are awarded weekly.  Grand Prize is 10,000, 2nd Place 5,000 and 3rd Place 3,000.  For prize details visit Share the Experience.


How do I submit my photos?

Simply visit and follow the easy submission process.


What do I do after submitting photos?

It may take up to 48 hours for photos to be uploaded to website.  Make sure to visit website and vote for your favorite photos.  Share with your friends.

Make sure to enjoy your experiences on our Federal Lands.


Photo Opportunities at Lassen Park

If you want some expert help in taking Nature Photos sign up for the 2016 Nature Photography Workshop with Terry Nathan on July 23rd and24th.

Registration now open.  St. Bernard Lodge has one room open for this weekend still.  For some great night sky shots make sure to visit Lassen Park during the Dark Sky Festival Aug. 12th – 14th.


Lassen Volcanic National Park Annual Photo Contest

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Bring your cameras with you.  Lassen Park is accepting submissions for their annual photo contest. Deadline for submission is 5pm on Monday Sept. 5th.


Painted Dunes 2012 Photo Contest Winner

By I- Ting Chiang NPS Photo

Employees and volunteers of Lassen Volcanic National Park will select the winning image.  The selected image will be featured on the 2013 Lassen Park annual pass.  The winner will receive photo credit and a $50 gift certificate compliments of the Lassen Association.




Photos should be submitted to   Suggested resolution for images is 300 dpi or more for a 5X7 inch photo.  Please put Lassen Photo Contest in the subject line when submitting.

Each photo should include: name, address, phone number, photo subject and location, e-mail contact.  There is a limit of two photo submissions per household.

Check your eclipse photos and all your other photos from your visit to Lassen Park.  Lassen Park has several special events coming up which may lend to some unique photos for this year.

Tuesday June 5th will be another once in a lifetime event as Venus passes between the earth and the sun.  The park will be providing solar scopes for safe viewing of this event.  The next time this rare alignment occurs will be in 2117.

Lassen Park will be hosting a Dark Sky Festival August 10-13th.  During the day, rangers will lead astronomy-themed hikes.  As night falls, Lassen will reveal skies full of stars, along with a chance to take in this year’s spectacular Perseid meteor shower which will peak on August. 13th.

Lassen Association has a special field seminar photography class on Aug. 17th & 18th.  Class will be taught by Terry Nathan.  To register for this class call Melanie Allen at 530-378-1495 or e-mail the  More information at workshops Lassen Park.

Feather River Video Contest

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012


Feather River and Trains

Feather River and Trains

Feather River Video Contest

Purpose of  the Feather River Video Contest intends to promote the Feather River region and foster economic development through awareness and tourism. The goal of the contest is to encourage the production of videos that reflect the natural beauty and vibrant community that exists in the amazing place we are fortunate enough to call home. The contest is an initiative of Carrot Consulting with a $100 grant provide by Feather River Bread for the Journey for the prize money.



Contest Details
•Videos must be 3 minutes or less.

•Videos may be submitted by individuals, groups, organizations, or businesses.

•Videos must not contain any commercial businesses, industry names, brand names, product placement, endorsements, or trademarks.

•Videos may not be deleted or removed after the contest is over.

•Each entrant may submit up to two videos.

How to Enter
•Upload your video to YouTube, being sure to fill out the Title, Description, Tags, Category, and Map Location. (Learn more about that here.)

•Upload your video and submit your contest entry form by 5:00 pm PST, May 11, 2012.

Official Rules
No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win. Videos must not contain any commercial businesses, industry names, brand names, product placement, endorsements, or trademarks. Video must contain a Title, Description, Tags, and Location. By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements.

All eligible submissions will be judged through an online voting process. Anyone can vote but an individual is only permitted one vote. The voting will take place between May 14th and May 31st on The video with the most votes by 5:00pm PST on May 31st will be deemed the winner. The prize will be split should a tie occur.

The first place winner will receive $100 in cash. The contest winner will be notified by phone or e-mail by June 4, 2012.

Email Carrie!

Things are starting to happen in the North State.  Come visit St. Bernard Lodge, Lassen National Volcanic Park, Lake Almanor, Quincy and the Feather River Canyon.  Take some great video and possibly win $100.00.  Upcoming events in the area include: Taste Of Plumas April 15th, 20th Annual Cabin Fever Quilt Show April 21-21,  Red Bluff Round Up April 20- 22, free entrance to Lassen Park April 21-29th and Mother’s Day Brunch at St. Bernard Lodge May 13th.


Thumbhi Photo Contest

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Expressions 2012 – Tumbhi Photography Contest

Deadline April 5th


Nature and Wildlife Special

Photography is more than an art which takes us places unexplored, undiscovered and never thought of! For a photographer, it’s nothing else but giving your own eyes to the world. You can show them what you saw – in that very moment, when you were right there, exactly in front of your subject – with a camera in your hand! We thought of bringing together many such magical moments by the way of Expressions 2012- Tumbhi Photography Contest-Nature and Wildlife Special.

Thumbhi photo contest welcomes, anything you find beautiful in Nature and Wildlife category. This may include landscapes, seascapes, orange sunrises, golden sunsets, wild-remote-vivid places, stars and moons, dark or fair clouds , animals beautiful in their own way of violence or innocence, their mating or fighting, the flying birds or the new born chicks, beaks or wings, ants or whales, anything natural and admirable!

Our special contest jury is a special achiever too! Mr. Sunjoy Monga – one of the finest naturalist and wildlife photographer, as well as a well-known writer.

Contest Date: 5th March 2012 to 5th April 2012
Super 25 Shortlists Announcement: 30th April 2012
Winners Announcement: 10th May 2012


The  contest invites entries in two categories: Nature and Wildlife.

Nature Photography

Nature  photographs include photographs taken outdoors. Photos in this category display  natural elements such as landscapes, wildlife, plants, and close-ups of natural  scenes and textures. In Nature photography, more emphasis is put on the  aesthetic value of the photo than other photography genres, such as  photojournalism and documentary photography.

Wildlife  Photography

Photographs in this  category capture animals in action: such as eating, fighting, or in journey.  Such photos are usually shot in the wild. However, game farms are also a  frequent location for wildlife photography.

For more details

Think about staying at the St. Bernard Lodge when you are planning a photography trip.  We often have Bald Eagles, Osprey and Blue Heron watching our fish ponds.  We always have ducks.  We are minutes from over 150 miles of hiking trails in Lassen Volcanic National Park and have all of Lassen National Forest to explore.  Give us a call and we can help plan your trip depending what kind of photos you are looking for.  530-258-3382/


National Recreation Trails Photo Contest Ends Dec. 31, 2011

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Hat Creek in the Fall

A reminder that the National Recreation Trails Photo Contest is still open.

There are over 1,000 trails designated nationwide and 85 in California. Eight trails are close to the St. Bernard Lodge: Bizz Johnson Trail, Bumpass Hell, Feather Falls, Hartman Bar, Heart Lake, Lassen Peak, McGowan Lake and Spencer Meadow.  For a database of trails you may have hiked checkout the National Recreation Trails Website.

The contest has three main categories: trail use, trail management and trail features. Check your pictures from your travels this last year and enter now.

For contest rules go to the National Recreation Trails website.

If you have any questions you may contact The National Recreation Trails Program American Trails in Redding, Calif. 530-547-2060.

As an additional bonus if you enter and win with a picture from any of the eight trails close to St. Bernard Lodge we will give you a free nights lodging for two. Valid until 6/30/2012.

Good luck!




Wildlife Photography Contest

Friday, April 15th, 2011

California Watchable Wildlife haws launched a yearlong photo contest in cooperation with Outdoor California.  This contest runs through February 2012.  For a list of eligible viewing sites, information on submitting photos and terms of use, visit

Keep your camera out when visiting North Eastern California.  We have several viewing areas close to St. Bernard Lodge. Of course Lassen  Volcanic National Park as well as Eagle Lake, Bizz Johnson Trail, McArthur Burney Falls State Park and Coleman National Fish Hatchery.

Images must be taken at a California Watchable Wildlife viewing site.  Images may show any native California species, wildlife in its native habitat, animal behavior, seasonal abundance of wildlife or people interacting with nature.

Each photographer may enter up to five photos per month.  Three monthly prizes will be awarded, with monthly winners announced in Outdoor California magazine and on the California Watchable Wildlife website.  Grand prize winner will be announced in March 2012.

Good luck and enjoy the outdoors in Northern California.