Campgrounds of Lassen Volcanic

Campers at their campsite

Campers on a typical summer day.

NPS Photo / Greg Brahms

Lassen Volcanic has eight campgrounds that range from developed to primitive. Approximately half of the park's campsites are reservable. Four campgrounds are only first-come, first-served*. All group sites and stock corrals require reservations. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring equipped with grill, and a metal bear box for food storage. There are no hookups in the park. A dump station is located near Manzanita Lake.

*Please note that in designated non-reserveable sites and campgrounds, the park may post reservation cards for park sponsored groups such as researchers or park volunteers.

New! Campground Fee Increase
An increase for entrance and camping fees went into effect on June 1, 2015. Camping fees increased at Lassen Volcanic from $2 to $6 per site. Read more about the fee increase in the May 8 news release.

Stock Corral Reservations Are Available through
To make stock corral reservations use or call 1-877-444-6777.

Manzanita Lake Camping Cabins
Enjoy one the park's new rustic cabins located on the north side of the Manzanita Lake campground, adjacent to Manzanita Lake. Learn more about the camping cabins as or make a reservation at

Crags Campground Closed to the Public
To support the park's successful Youth Camping Program and better serve young visitors, Lassen is developing a new youth camping facility in the former Crags Campground area. Crags Campground is now closed to the public. Learn more.

New! Fee increases implemented June 1, 2015
Campground Dates
Status Elev. No. Sites Fee Features Notes
Butte Lake 6/5-10/27 Open 6100' 101
$20 / $15*

A, F, V, W, B, RV, R
Rough gravel road
* Dry Camping after 9/15
Crags Closed Closed 5700' Crags is closed to public camping read more
Juniper Lake 6/26-10/13 Open 6800' 18


V, B, N
Rough gravel road; trailers not advised. When open, dry camping only (no potable water).
Manzanita Lake
5/22-snow closure Open 5900' 179
$24 / $15*

A, F, V, W, B, RV, S/L/S, DS, R Pull-through RV sites available;
No water or dump station after 10/20/15
Summit Lake North * 6/26-9/9 Closed 6700' 46

A, F, W, B, RV, R
* Closed 9/10 - 9/14 for special event
Summit Lake South 6/26-9/29




$20 / $15*

V, W, B, RV, R * Dry camping after 9/15
Southwest Walk-in ** All year Open 6700' 20 $16/$10*

F, V, W, N Campground restrooms close 10/14/15
Warner Valley 6/5-10/14 Open 5600' 18
$16 / $12*

V, W, RV, N
Rough gravel road; trailers not advised

Group Campsites
Butte Lake 6/5 - 9/15 Closed 6100' 6

V, W, B, RV, RR
Six groups sites are in B loop
Lost Creek 6/12-9/22 Closed 5900' 8

V, W, RV, RR
Manzanita Lake 5/22 - 6/26 and 9/8 - 10/13 Open 5900' 5 $70/$40*

F, V, W, B, RV, S/L/S, DS, RR
Juniper Lake 6/26-10/13 Open 6800' 2 $30 V, B, RR

Stock Corrals

Butte Lake 6/5-9/15 Closed 6100' 1 $35 RV, B, V, RR
Juniper Lake 6/26-10/13 Open 6792' 1 $28 B, V, RR Dry camping only (no potable water)
Summit Lake
6/26-9/15 Closed 6995' 1 $35 RV, B, V, RR

New! *Reduced fee when potable water is unavailable:
- Full rate fee applies when water is available, regardless of using campground water or not.
- Spigots are not at each campsite, but located throughout the campground.
- Water won't be available with threat of freezing temperatures.

All sites are provided with a picnic table, fire ring, and bear proof storage locker.

** Southwest Walk-in Campground special winter regulations; when snow covers the campground, fires and fire pans are not permitted. Self-contained barbecues are allowed in the paved parking area; please dispose ashes properly.

F Flush toilets S/L/S Pay showers/laundry services nearby
V Vault toilets DS
Dump station
RV RV sites available A Accessible sites available
R Partly reservable
B Boat launch
RR Reservations required
N No Reservations


Campground Information & Regulations

Campsites are limited to three tents, six people, and two vehicles (including RV) per site. Group sites are limited to between 10-25 people and six vehicles.

Food Storage
This is bear country; deer, squirrels and chipmunks are also year-round residents. Store all food in the bear proof box provided at your campsite, including pet food. It is illegal to feed, frighten, or disturb any wildlife. All resources such as wildflowers, plants, animals, and artifacts are protected by law in national parks. Please leave them for others to enjoy. Food storage boxes measure 4'x3'x2.5' (30 cubic feet).

Quiet Hours and Generators
Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 6 am. Generators may be used only from 8 am to 10 am, 12 pm to 2 pm, and 5 pm to 7 pm.

You may gather downed, dead wood. Do not cut, saw, or break any standing trees, dead or alive. Fires are allowed only in designated fire rings. Do not build rock rings outside of the established ring or burn trash in the ring. Never leave fires or hot coals unattended and extinguish them completely before leaving.

Wash dishes at your campsite, not in restrooms or at water spigots. Please do not wash clothes, hair or bathe at water spigots or industrial sinks. Strained dishwater must be disposed of in the grates located in front of each restroom or industrial sinks. Dispose of food particles in trash bins, not in the sink drains or grates. Gray water from RVs and trailers must be contained & disposed of at the Manzanita Lake dump station. Water is a precious and limited resource; use it wisely. Please sort and place all trash and recyclables in the appropriate bins.

Dump Station
A dump station is located near Manzanita Lake Campground. Fee. Open late May through mid-October.

Camper Store, Laundry, and Showers
A camper store, showers and laundry machines are available near the Manzanita Lake campground. Showers and laundry machines take quarters; a change machine is located by the showers. Your quarters maintain the wastewater treatment system in the park and help return clean water to the park environment.

Vehicles and Bicycles
We encourage visitors to enjoy the campground, and help ensure the safety of all visitors by keeping all vehicles, including motorcycles, and trailers, and bicycles on paved areas at all times.

Pets are welcome in park campgrounds, however they must be attended and on a leash not longer than 6 feet at all times. It is the owner's responsibility to clean up after them.

campground map of Lassen Volcanic NP

Campgrounds of Lassen Volcanic National Park

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