• Lassen Peak from Hat Creek

    Lassen Volcanic

    National Park California

Southwest Walk-In Campground

Campsite at Southwest Walk-in Campground
NPS Photo
 

The Southwest campground is located on the east side of the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center parking area. A short walk along a paved walkway provides easy access to each site. The Mill Creek trail begins from the north side of the campground. Additional areas nearby include the Brokeoff Mountain trailhead, Ridge Lakes trailhead and Sulphur Works hydrothermal area.

Region

Southwest

Elevation

6700 feet

Season

Open year round, snow camping in winter

Reservations

First-come, first-served only

Fee

$14 / $10 (late fall/winter)

Number of sites

21

Maximum RV length

Tent camping only

Maximum trailer length

Tent camping only

Accessibility

N/A

Restrooms

Flush toilets available until 10/14 (Flush toilets available year-round in the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center 24-hour vestibule)

Water

Potable water available until 10/14 (Water available year-round in the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center 24-hour vestibule)

Food storage

Metal food locker (more about food storage)

Dump station

No

Amenities

Cafe, gift shop (Closed December 1 to March 31)

Pets

Permitted (more about pet regulations)

Ranger-led programs

Scheduled programs are offered at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, including evening programs at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee amphitheater adjacent to the campground.

Phone

Emergency phone

Recreation

Hiking, backpacking



Notes

  • Reservation cards may be posted by the park for park sponsored groups.
  • The walk-in is located adjacent to the parking area, and campsites are accessed via a short walk on a paved path.
  • RVs may park overnight in the campground parking lot. Fee applies.

Download the Southwest Campground handout

 
Map of Southwest Walk-In Campground

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

On the evening of May 14, 1915, incandescant blocks of lava could be seen bouncing down the flanks of Lassen Peak from as far away as the town of Manton, 20 miles to the west.