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BUTTE LAKE, CA
part ofLassen Volcanic National Park, National Park Service
Status: Closed through Thu Jun 04 2015 Season Dates
OverviewButte Lake Campground (elevation 6,100 feet) is located in the northeastern section of Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California. It is fairly remote and within walking distance of Butte Lake, which is popular for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming. Several hiking and backpacking trails are located nearby. The facility is 45 minutes from the main park road.
The campground has a pleasant atmosphere dominated by Ponderosa pines. It sits on soft volcanic soils, and several ponds dot the landscape. Butte Lake has a large black lava flow running into it, creating rocky shores and interesting views for visitors in kayaks and canoes to explore.
Outdoor enthusiasts stay at Butte Lake Campground for its many recreation opportunities. The lake is popular for trout fishing, as well as non-motorized boating. Within the facility, hikers and backpackers will find the trailhead for the Cinder Cone Trail, one of the most popular trails in the park that ascends a nearby volcanic dome. The Painted Dunes, Snag Lake and Bathtub Lake areas are also nearby.
This facility is more remote than other campgrounds within the park. Campers must travel on a six-mile gravel road to access the facility. For more information visit Campgrounds of Lassen Volcanic.
Visitors can explore Subway Cave, an underground lava tube, in the adjacent Lassen National Forest from late April through November. Free tours are offered every weekend during summer. Subway Cave, Lassen National Forest
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You GoReservations must be made 4 days in advance. Additional campsites available on a first come - first served basis with no reservation required. Sites may be available on a first come - first served basis outside the reservation season.
Bears frequent the area; all food and scented products must be kept in the bear boxes provided at each campsite.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Redding, California drive 63 miles east on State Highway 44 to Old Station. From the intersection of 44 and State Highway 89, continue east on 44 for 11 miles. Watch for sign to Butte Lake Campground. Turn right and continue for six miles on a rough gravel road.
Mailing Address:BUTTE LAKE
LASSEN VOLCANIC NP PO BOX 100
MINERAL CA 96063
Phone Number:Information: (530)595-6121