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SUMMIT LAKE NORTH, CA

part ofLassen Volcanic National Park, National Park Service
Photo: SUMMIT LAKE NORTH
Status: Closed through Thu Jun 25 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Summit Lake North Campground (elevation 6,700 ft.) is conveniently located on the main road of Lassen Volcanic National Park. The campground is within walking distance of the small but scenic Summit Lake and eight miles from the 10,457-ft. Lassen Peak, the largest volcano in the park..

Hikers will find one of the park's major trails only 1/4-mile away from the campground and many more within a close proximity. Summit Lake North is on the opposite side of the lake from Summit Lake South Campground.

Natural Features:

The national park is known for its volcanic history, as well as its diversity of plants and animals. It contains 300 active volcanic domes and many hydrothermal features, such as mud pots and steam vents. Lassen Peak is the southernmost active volcano in the Cascades, and the second most recent volcano to erupt in the lower 48 of the United States before Mount Saint Helens.

Lassen National Park boasts over 700 species of flowering plants and 250 native species including birds, mammals, reptiles and fish. The park is at the junction of the Cascade Mountains, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Great Basin, providing many unique habitats.

Recreation:

The campground is a hub for hiking and backpacking enthusiasts. Campers can access many of the park's 150 miles of hiking trails from the Summit Lake area. The Cluster Lakes loop trail--a major trailhead into the park's interior that bypasses several alpine lakes and is popular among birders--is located a short walk from the Summit Lake Ranger Station. This is the closest campground to the Lassen Peak Trail and within 10 miles of the hydrothermal area Bumpass Hell. Educational programs are presented at an amphitheater within the facility.

Facilities:

This facility has flush toilets, drinking water, campfire rings and picnic tables. For more information visit Campgrounds of Lassen Volcanic.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Birding
  • Campfire Programs
  • Campfire Rings
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Fee Station
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Recycling
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • General Store
Know Before You Go
  • Additional campsites available on a first come, first served basis with no reservation required
  • There are no electricity, water or sewer hook-ups
  • Be bear aware; food and scented products must be stored in the bear lockers provided at each campsite
  • An entrance fee of $10 per vehicle is required
  • Campers must have a valid entrance permit or pass before camping
  • 50 percent discount on camping fees applies only to lifetime pass holders; annual passes are not eligible for this discount
  • Pets are not allowed on park trails and must be on a 6-ft. leash

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.49444, -121.425
40°29'40"N, 121°25'30"W

From Redding, California take State Highway 44 east approximately 48 miles to the Manzanita Lake entrance of the park. The campground is 14 miles south of the entrance on the main park road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SUMMIT LAKE NORTH
LASSEN VOLCANIC NP P.O.BOX 100
MINERAL  CA  96063

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)595-6121
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