Every Summer, Millions Of Butterflies Visit Lassen Peak In Northern California And It’s A Surreal Sight

It’s never a bad time to explore the awe-inspiring landscape of Lassen Volcanic National Park in Northern California. However, if you’re interested in witnessing the sight of millions of butterflies swarming the park’s most famous peak, we suggest planning a trip for late summer! Every year, a massive butterfly migration occurs in which the top of Lassen Peak becomes covered in clouds of California Tortoiseshell Butterflies. Sounds amazing, right? Read on to learn all about why this unique natural phenomenon takes place.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Have you visited Lassen Peak during butterfly migration before? Tell us about your favorite butterfly spotting destinations in the comments below!

Address: California, USA