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Campgrounds of Lassen Volcanic

There are developed campgrounds in many different areas of Lassen Volcanic National Park, covering all of the commonly visited areas. Most developed is Manzanita Lake, on the north end of the Lassen Park Highway.

Butte Lake Campground

  • Size & Cost: 101 sites, $15-$22 per site
  • Open: June through October
  • Reservations: Reserve Online
  • Location: 6 miles down a dirt road off of CA-44
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables
  • Demand: Moderate. This campground is large and down an unpaved road. Sites are more often than not available.

Juniper Lake Campground

  • Size & Cost: 18 sites, $12 per site
  • Open: July through October
  • Reservations: No, first come, first served
  • Location: Off the unpaved Juniper Lake Road 13 miles north of the town of Chester
  • Amenities: Vault toilets, fire rings and picnic tables – there is no fresh water
  • Demand: Moderate. This campground is small but quite remote, and is sometimes full in high summer season.

Manzanita Lake Campground

  • Size & Cost: 179 sites, $26 per site
  • Open: May through October
  • Reservations: Reserve Online
  • Location: Off of Lassen Park Highway 1.2 miles south of the Manzanita Lake Entrance
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, showers, dump station, camp store
  • Demand: Very high. This is the most popular campground in the park, and often fills in summer. Reserve in advance if possible.
Manzanita Lake Campground in Lassen Volcanic National Park in California

Southwest Campground

  • Size & Cost: 20 sites, $10-$16 per site
  • Open: All Year
  • Reservations: No, first come, first served
  • Location: Off of Lassen Park Highway 1 mile north of the Southwest Entrance
  • Amenities: Running water and flush toilets May through September, fire rings and picnic tables
  • Demand: Moderate. This campground is small, and available on a walk-in basis only.

Summit Lake North & South Campgrounds

  • Size & Cost: 94 sites, $15-$24 per site
  • Open: July through September
  • Reservations: Reserve Online – North or Reserve Online – South
  • Location: Off of Lassen Park Highway 13.3 miles south of the Manzanita Lake Entrance
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables
  • Demand: High. These campgrounds are the most centrally located, and are often full during peak summer season.

Warner Valley Campground

  • Size & Cost: 18 sites, $16 per site
  • Open: June through October
  • Reservations: No, first come, first served
  • Location: Off the unpaved Warner Valley Road 17 miles north of the town of Chester
  • Amenities: Running water, vault toilets, fire rings and picnic tables
  • Demand: High. This campground is small and remote, but in a popular area. It often fills in summer.

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