Group of kayakers on Manzanita Lake, Lassen Peak in background.

Mike Wright


Numerous lakes provide excellent non-motorized boating opportunities in the park. The most popular boating lakes include Manzanita Lake, Butte Lake, Juniper Lake, and Summit Lake. Each of these lakes has one or more areas for boating access. Motorcraft rentals are available at Manzanita Lake (see below). Only non-power watercraft may be used on park lakes; engines of any type are not permitted. Boating is prohibited on Reflection, Emerald, Helen, and Boiling Springs Lake.


Watercraft Rental
Kayak, canoe, stand-up paddle board, and cataraft rentals are available in the Manzanita Lake Camper Store. Watercraft rentals are offered from 9 am to 30 minutes before sunset daily on a first-come, first-served basis in the summer only. View pricing at

California fishing regulations apply to all areas within Lassen Volcanic National Park. A California fishing license is not required on two free fishing days: July 4 and September 5, 2015. Additional fishing regulations apply at Manzanita Lake:

  • Catch and release only.
  • Artificial lures with a single barbless hook. No power bait.
  • Manzanita Creek above Manzanita Lake is closed to fishing.

Last updated: February 19, 2016

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