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    Lassen Volcanic

    National Park California

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Lost Creek Group Campground

Campsite at Lost Creek Campground
NPS Photo

Lost Creek Campground is five miles south of Manzanita Lake on the main park road. The campground offers easy access to the Lost Creek and Devastated Areas, in addition to Crags and Manzanita Lake.


Manzanita Lake / Lost Creek


5700 feet


6/13/14 - 9/23/14, weather permitting (closed 7/29 - 8/5 for special event)


Reservation required



Number of sites


Maximum RV length

40 feet

Maximum trailer length

40 feet



Vault toilets


Potable water spigots

Food storage

3 metal food lockers (more about food storage)

Dump station

Closest station at Manzanita Lake


Closest amenities at Manzanita Lake


Permitted (more about pet regulations)

Ranger-led programs

Scheduled programs are offered at Manzanita Lake




Hiking, swimming, backpacking, non-motorized boating nearby

Group site capacity is limited to a minimum of 10, and a maximum of 25 people, and up to six licensed vehicles or one bus/RV.

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. No reservations from 7/29 - 8/5, 2014. Reservations may be made a maximum of 12 months of your arrival date.

Download the Lost Creek Campground handout

Map of Lost Creek Group Campground

Did You Know?

closeup of white flowers of smelowskia flower

The Lassen Smelowskia flower only grows within Lassen Volcanic National Park, with the largest population on Lassen Peak, and is considered a Threatened and Endangered Species.