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part ofLassen Volcanic National Park, National Park Service
Status: Open through Mon Nov 30 2015   Season Dates


Manzanita Lake Campground (elevation 5,900 ft.) is the largest campground in Lassen Volcanic National Park. It is within walking distance of the scenic Manzanita Lake, a popular fishing and family destination, and offers impressive views of Lassen Peak, the largest volcano in the park at 10,457 feet.

The facility is conveniently located one mile south of the park entrance, close to The Loomis Museum, Loomis Ranger Station and popular hiking trails. Educational programs are presented at the museum and amphitheater.

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, as well as 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 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 species of 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.


Manzanita Lake is popular with fly fishermen, but the campground does maintain a catch-and-release policy. Non-motorized boating is also permitted and Kayak rentals are available nearby. The park boasts more than 150 miles of hiking trails, a variety of which can be accessed from the campground, including family-friendly hikes as well as those for more experienced hikers.


Manzanita Lake Campground is forested with Jeffrey and Ponderosa pines and has many comforts in the campground or close by, including pay showers, a general store and paved roads.

Flush toilets and running water are turned on during the summer, vault toilets are available outside of the peak season. For more information visit Campgrounds of Lassen Volcanic.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Educational Programs
  • Food Services
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Grocery Store
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Tables
  • Recycling
  • Self Pay Station
  • Showers
  • Trash Collection
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Amphitheater
  • Campfire Programs
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Gift Shop
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
Within 10 Miles
  • Museum
Know Before You Go
  • Be bear aware; food and scented products must be stored in the bear lockers provided at each campsite
  • Pets require a 6-ft. leash, may not be left unattended and are not allowed on trails
  • Additional campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • There are no electricity, water or sewer hookups
  • Motorized boats are not permitted on the lake
  • Visitors are limited to 2 licensed vehicles and 3 tents per camp pad
  • An entrance fee of $20 per vehicle is required
  • Campers must have a valid entrance permit or pass before camping

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.52917, -121.56389
40°31'45"N, 121°33'50"W

From Redding, California drive 48 miles east on State Highway 44. Turn right into Lassen Volcanic National Park and continue one mile south to Manzanita Lake Campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MINERAL  CA  96063

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)595-6121
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