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.

October Prescribed Burn: A 92-acre prescribed burn southwest of Manzanita Lake Campground is anticipated to begin on October 10. Be prepared for possible smoke impacts. Learn more here.


Manzanita Lake


5890 feet


5/25/18 to snow closure (loops C&D close 10/17) No water after 10/17


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


$26 / $15 (dry)

Number of sites


Maximum RV length

40 feet

Maximum trailer length

40 feet


Sites B-9, A-32


Flush toilets, vault toilets after 10/17


Potable water available until 10/17

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. Reservations are available online at or by phone 1-877-444-6777. Reservations cannot be made for camping after October 17, 2017. After this date, all sites are first-come, first-served through the end of the season.
  • Reservations are only accepted for Loops A and C. Loops B and D are first-come, first-served.
  • Dump station is open May 26 to October 17, 2017.
  • Reservation cards may be posted by the park for park sponsored groups in Loops B and D.
  • Loop D is a tents only area.

Download the Manzanita Lake Campground handout and map (pdf, 210 KB).

Manzanita Lake campground map
Manzanita Lake Campground

Last updated: October 10, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 100
Mineral, CA 96063


(530) 595-4480

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