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Summit Lake Campground

Campsite at Summit Lake Campground
NPS Photo
 

The Summit Lake Campground is located 12 miles south of Manzanita Lake, 17.5 miles north of Southwest Entrance. The campground is comprised of a North and South section, each with access to the lake. Hikers and backpackers should begin the Cluster Lake loop trail from the Summit Lake Ranger Station trailhead parking lot.

Region

Summit Lake

Elevation

6695 feet

Season

6/27/14 to 9/30/14, weather permitting. Summit Lake North closes 9/16/14

Reservations

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

Fee

$18 North; $16 South; $10 after 9/15/14

Number of sites

94 combined north and south

Maximum RV length

35 feet - No trailer or RV sites in south (small tent trailers okay)

Maximum trailer length

see above

Accessible Sites

A-1

Restrooms

Flush toilets (North), Pit toilets (South)

Water

Potable water spigots until 9/15

Food storage

Metal food locker

Dump station

Closest station at Manzanita Lake

Amenities

Nearest amenities at Manzanita Lake

Pets

Permitted (more about pet regulations)

Ranger-led programs

Evening programs are offered at the Summit Lake amphitheater, additional programs are offered at Manzanita Lake

Phone

No

Recreation

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

Notes
E-loop is tents only; no generators allowed.

Reservations are available online at www.recreation.gov or by phone 1-877-444-6777. Reservations may be made a maximum of 6 months and a minimum of 4 days in advance of your arrival date.

Download the Summit Lake Campground handout

 
Map of North Summit Lake Campground
Map of Summit Lake North
 
South Summit-Lake Campground map

Did You Know?

picture of caldera inside cinder cone

All four types of volcanoes found in the entire world are represented in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Volcanoes found in the park include shield (Prospect Peak), plug dome (Lassen Peak), Cinder Cone (Cinder Cone), and Composite (Brokeoff Volcano) volcanoes. More...