• Lassen Peak from Hat Creek

    Lassen Volcanic

    National Park California

Juniper Lake Group Campground

Juniper Lake group campsite
NPS Photo

The Juniper Lake Campground is located on the east shore of Juniper Lake via a 13-mile paved/gravel road. From the town of Chester on Highway 36 East, look for signs to Drakesbad and Juniper Lake. At the Chester Fire Station, turn onto Feather River Drive. After about a half mile, bear right and follow signs to Juniper Lake. The last 6 miles is rough dirt road not suitable for buses, motor homes, or trailers.


Juniper Lake


6792 feet


6/27/14 - 10/14/14, weather permitting


Reservations required for group campsites



Number of sites


Maximum RV length

Tent camping only

Maximum trailer length

Tent camping only



Pit toilets


No potable water available in the Juniper Lake area

Food storage

Metal food locker (more about food storage)

Dump station

Closest station in Chester


Closest amenities at Chester


Permitted (more about pet regulations)

Ranger-led programs

Scheduled programs are offered at Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center




Hiking, backpacking, stock use, swimming, fishing, non-motorized boating

Group campsites are tent camping only.

Group site capacity is limited to a minimum of 10, and a maximum of 15 people, and up to six licensed vehicles.

Each group campsite is equipped with three picnic tables, three fire grates, three metal food lockers, and a parking area.

Reservations are available online at www.recreation.gov or by phone 1-877-444-6777. Reservations may be made a maximum of 12 months in advance of your arrival date.

Download the Juniper Lake Campground handout

Map of Juniper Lake Campground

Did You Know?

View of devastated area from Main Park Road.

The 29 mile Main Park Road was constructed between 1925 and 1931, just 10 years after Lassen Peak erupted. Near Lassen Peak the road reaches 8512 feet, making it the highest road in the Cascade Mountains. It is not unusual for 40 feet of snow to accumulate on the road near Lake Helen.