• Lassen Peak from Hat Creek

    Lassen Volcanic

    National Park California

Summit Lake Stock Corral

Summit Lake stock corral
Summit Lake stock corral
NPS Photo

The Summit Lake stock corral is located across the road from the North Summit Lake Campground. The corral includes a picnic table, food storage, and a vault toilet.


Summit Lake


6695 feet


6/26-9/18, weather permitting


Reservations required for group campsites



Number of sites


Maximum RV length

Maximum trailer length



Vault toilets


Water for stock only; potable water available at Summit Lake Campgrounds

Food storage

Metal food locker (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 the Loomis Museum, and Summit Lake amphitheater


Nearest phone at Manzanita Lake


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


  • Site includes two metal panel corrals.
  • Only one stock party is assigned to the site at one time.
  • Group site capacity is limited to a maximum of 10 people, eight animals, and six licensed vehicles.
  • Stock parties must camp at the corral campsite.
  • Owners must bring their own feed. No grazing.
  • Place manure in a plastic bag no more than 1/4 full then place next to the refuse container or remove from the park upon departure.
  • Hitch rails are not provided. Be prepared to use your trailer as a hitch.
  • Portable corrals are not allowed except within designated corral enclosure areas.
  • Backcountry permits required for ALL horse/stock use in park.

Reservations are required, and are available through www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777 beginning April 1, 2012.

Read more about stock use in the park or download the Saddle and Pack Stock Use Guide (pdf, 445kB).

Did You Know?

View of devastated area from Main Park Road.

The 29 mile Main Park Road was constructed between 1925 and 1931, just 10 years after Lassen Peak erupted. Near Lassen Peak the road reaches 8512 feet, making it the highest road in the Cascade Mountains. It is not unusual for 40 feet of snow to accumulate on the road near Lake Helen.