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JUNIPER LAKE GROUP, CA

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

Overview

Juniper Lake Group Campground (elevation 6,800 feet) is a remote, rustic facility in the southeastern part of Lassen Volcanic National Park. It is on the eastern shore of Juniper Lake, a popular swimming spot, and offers a fantastic view of Lassen Peak, the largest volcano in the park, towering at 10,457 feet.

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, some of which are close to the campground. 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 in 1980.

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

Recreation:

The main trailheads for Horseshoe Lake, Snag Lake and the interior of the park are within the facility. The Mount Harkness Trail ascends to a historic fire tower that is still in use. Juniper Lake is popular for canoeing, kayaking and swimming; Motorized boating is not permitted.

Facilities:

This is a tent-only facility with two group sites. Drinking water is not available. It is connected to the rest of Juniper Lake Campground, which is all first-come, first-served. Access is via a 13-mile road (seven miles gravel, six miles roughly paved). For more information visit Campgrounds of Lassen Volcanic.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Picnic Tables
  • Pit Toilets
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Waterfront Sites
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Picnic Area
Know Before You Go
  • No potable water available, please bring your own drinking water
  • Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance.
  • Tents only, Min 10-Max 15 persons and two licensed vehicles per site
  • Entrance Fee is $10.00 per vehicle. Campers must have a valid entrance permit/pass before camping.
  • Pets must be on a 6' leash, not be left unattended and are not allowed on park trails
  • No motorized boats permitted on the lake
Lassen Volcanic National Park has additional sites and campgrounds that are first-come, first-served and are not listed on this web site. Please go to the park website for information on all park campgrounds.

CAUTION:
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):
40.45111, -121.29583
40°27'4"N, 121°17'45"W

From the Red Bluff (I.5), drive east on state HWY 36 approximately 70 miles to Chester. Turn left at fire station immediately after crossing Feather River Bridge (watch for National Park Service sign on right) continue approximately 13 miles follow signs to Juniper Lake Campground and Group Campsite Area. Campground access is via paved and dirt road, last 6 miles is narrow, rough and dusty dirt road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

JUNIPER LAKE GROUP
PO BOX 100 C/O LASSEN VOL NP
MINERAL  CA  96063

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)595-6121
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