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    Lassen Volcanic

    National Park California

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  • Warner Valley Road Work

    There will be paving work on the road connecting Chester to the Warner Valley beginning Monday July 21 or Tuesday July 22 and continuing through July. There may be a 30 min. delay for visitors travelling to Warner Valley and Drakesbad.

Juniper Lake Campground

Juniper Lake campsite
Juniper Lake 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


First-come, first-served only



Number of sites


Maximum RV length

Maximum trailer length



Pit toilets


No potable water available in the Juniper Lake area

Food storage

Metal food locker

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

No potable water is available in the Juniper Lake area, be sure to bring your own.

Reservation cards may be posted by the park for park sponsored groups.

Map of Juniper Lake Campground

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..."