Devils Kitchen Hydrothermal Area - Lassen Volcanic National Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 40° 26.458 W 121° 26.017
10T E 632844 N 4477880
Quick Description: The Devils Kitchen in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/16/2013 9:08:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMJGNF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Min Dawg
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Long Description:
Devils Kitchen is Lassen’s second largest hydrothermal area and features fumaroles, hot springs, and mudpots. Devils Kitchen is located about 5 miles southeast of Lassen Peak at the upper end of Warner Valley on Hot Springs Creek. The hot springs in this area are so acidic that they have eaten pits and holes in the bedrock. From the Warner Valley Trailhead it is a 4.2 mile round trip to Devils Kitchen. A 1983 USGS inventory of the thermal area included nearly 150 hot springs and fumaroles. (visit link)

The highest temperature of water generally is close to the boiling temperature at the altitude of the particular spring or fumarole The intensity of Lassen’s hydrothermal features varies both seasonally and from year to year. In spring, when cool ground water from snowmelt is abundant, the fumaroles and pools have lower temperatures, and the mud in mudpots is more fluid. In late summer and in drought years, the features become drier and hotter because there is less mixing with shallow, cool ground water.

For more background on Lassen hydrothermal system check out the USGS Fact Sheet “Hot Water in Lassen Volcanic National Park -- Fumaroles, Steaming Ground, and Boiling Mudpots”. (visit link)
Temperature (C): 95

Type: Primitive

Cost?: Use Fee

Open to the Public?: yes

Clothing Optional?: no

Other Amenities:
Trail views only, no access to springs and no swimming.


Temperature (F): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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