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    Lassen Volcanic

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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.

Region

Butte Lake

Elevation

6100 feet

Season

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

Reservations

Sites in loop B are reservable

Fee

$16, $10 after 9/16

Number of sites

101

Maximum RV length

35 feet

Maximum trailer length

35 feet

Accessible Sites

A-6

Restrooms

Flush toilets, vault toilets after 9/17

Water

Potable water available until 9/17

Food storage

Metal food locker

Dump station

No

Amenities

Closest amenities at Old Station / Hat Creek

Pets

Permitted (more about pet regulations)

Ranger-led programs

Scheduled programs are offered at Manzanita Lake

Phone

No

Recreation

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


Notes
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..."