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JUNIPER LAKE STOCK CORRAL, CA

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

Overview

Juniper Lake Stock Corral (elevation 6,800 ft.) is a remote and rustic facility in the southeastern part of Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California. It is located within walking distance of Juniper Lake, which is popular for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming. Several trails are located nearby. The facility is over one hour from the main park road.

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 Volcanic 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 access to the interior of the park are within the facility. The Mount Harkness Trail ascends to a historic fire tower that is still in use. Longer trails will take you to Butte Lake and Summit Lake. The Pacific Crest Trail can also be accessed from Juniper Lake and runs through the park.

Facilities:

The stock corral area has two adjacent metal corrals with water troughs. A vault toilet is located next to the facility for the use of those reserving the corral. This facility is remote and accessed on seven miles of a rough gravel road and six miles of roughly paved road. Drinking water is not available.

Nearby Attractions:

The Caribou Wilderness area is managed by the Forest Service and has numerous trails that are suitable for stock use and can be accessed directly from the park via the Widow Lake trail.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Day Use Area
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Hiking
  • Horse Corrals
  • Horse Watering Station
  • Kayaking
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycling
  • Self Pay Station
  • Shade
  • Swimming
  • Tables
  • Tent sites
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Backpacking
  • Lookout Tower
Know Before You Go
  • Persons reserving the stock corral and campsite must have accompanying horses or stock animals.
  • Pack animals allowed include horses, mules, burros, and llamas.
  • Backcountry permits are required for all horse/stock use within the park and may be obtained at the Junipr Lake Ranger Station.
  • Persons reserving the Juniper Lake Stock Corral must review a copy of the Saddle and Pack Stock Use regulations.
  • This is a high elevation facility; please use caution when travelling from lower elevations.
  • Be Bear Aware; food and scented products must be stored in the bear lockers provided at each site.
  • Pets require a 6-ft leash, must not be left unattended, and are not allowed on park trails.
  • An entrance fee of $10 per vehicle is required and campers must have a valid entrance permit or pass before camping.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.45111, -121.29583
40°27'4"N, 121°17'45"W

From Red Bluff I-5, drive east on State Highway 36 approximately 70 miles to Chester. Turn left at the fire station immediately after crossing Feather River Bridge (watch for National Park Service sign on right) and continue approximately 13 miles following signs to Juniper Lake. The Juniper Lake Stock Corral is located directly behind the Juniper Lake Ranger Station. Turn left towards the Juniper Lake Campground, after passing the ranger station, and make an immediate left into the stock corral area and campsite.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

JUNIPER LAKE STOCK CORRAL
P. O. Box 100
Mineral  CA  96063

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)595-6121
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