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Manzanita Lake Campground

Campers at Manzanita Lake Campground
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Manzanita Lake Campground is located one mile east of the Manzanita Lake Entrance. This popular campground is ideal for families, RVs and trailers. Located adjacent to Manzanita Lake, campers can enjoy swimming, fishing, kayaking, and hiking.


Manzanita Lake


5890 feet


5/23/14 to snow closure (loops C&D close 10/14) No water after 10/14


Loops A and C are reservable; Loops B and D are first-come, first-served


$18; $10 after 10/14 until snow closure

Number of sites


Maximum RV length

40 feet

Maximum trailer length

40 feet


Sites B-9, A-32


Flush toilets, vault toilets after 10/14


Potable water available until 10/14

Food storage

Metal food locker

Dump station



Camper store, gift shop, coin-operated showers, coin operated laundromat, kayak rentals


Permitted (more about pet regulations)

Ranger-led programs

Scheduled programs are offered at Manzanita Lake


Payphone at Manzanita Lake Camper Store


Hiking, backpacking, swimming, non-motorized boating, fishing, picnic ground


  • Reservations may be made a maximum of 6 months and a minimum of 4 days of your arrival date.
  • Dump station is open May 23 to October 14, 2014.
  • Reservation cards may be posted by the park for park sponsored groups in Loops B and D.
  • Loop D is a tents only area.

Reservations are available online at http://www.recreation.gov/ or by phone 1-877-444-6777. Reservations may be made up to 6 months in advance. Reservations are accepted beginning May 23, 2013 through October 1, 2013. All campsites are first-come, first-served beginning October 15, 2013.

Never camped before or not enough room for the gear? Check out the RentMyTent program at the Manzanita Lake Campground.

Download the Manzanita Lake Campground handout.

Map of Manzanita Lake Campground

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