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    Lassen Volcanic

    National Park California

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Butte Lake Campground

A campsite at Butte Lake Campground
Campers enjoy a sunny spot at Butte Lake Campground
NPS Photo

Butte Lake Campground is located six miles south of highway 44 at the end of the Butte Lake road. This remote campground offers a few amenities, but numerous recreation opportunities. Enjoy a hike up Cinder Cone, a dip in Bathtub Lake or a paddle along Butte Lake's lava rock shores.


Butte Lake


6100 feet


6/6/14 - 10/28/14, weather permitting


Sites in loop B are reservable


$16, $10 after 9/16

Number of sites


Maximum RV length

35 feet

Maximum trailer length

35 feet

Accessible Sites



Flush toilets, vault toilets after 9/17


Potable water available until 9/17

Food storage

Metal food locker

Dump station



Closest amenities at Old Station / Hat Creek


Permitted (more about pet regulations)

Ranger-led programs

Scheduled programs are offered at Manzanita Lake




Hiking, backpacking, stock use, swimming, non-motorized boating, night-sky viewing

Reservations are available online at www.recreation.gov or by phone 1-877-444-6777. Reservations may be made a maximum of 6 months and a minimum of 4 days of your arrival date. Reservations cannot be made for camping after September 16. After this date, all sites are first-come, first-served through the end of the season.

Download the Butte Lake Campground handout (197 kb, doc)

Butte Lake campground map

Did You Know?

john muir posing on rock in black and white photo

John Muir visited Lassen Volcanic National Park and wrote about his experience in the book Mountains of California. "Miles of its flanks are reeking and bubbling with hot springs, many of them so boisterous and sulphurous they seem ever ready to become spouting geysers..."