Stock Use

Riders on four horses cross a meadow on a wooden boardwalk.
Horseback riders at Summit Lake Trailhead.

Plan Your Stock-Supported Trip

More than 100 miles of trails in Lassen Volcanic are open to stock users. The following information is provided to assist you with planning a stock-supported trip in the park. Please note that it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the specific regulations and restrictions which apply to the use of these animals in the park.

  1. Review the guidelines and regulations for stock use in the park.
  2. Obtain a mandatory stock use permit from a self-registration kiosk.
  3. Make a reservation for a stock corral at if you plan to stay overnight in the park. Overnight stays with stock are not permitted in the backcountry.

Stock Use Permits

A stock use permit is required for all stock use. Permits are for day use only. Camping with stock is permitted only in park stock corrals. Stock use permits are are considered backcountry camping permits and are available online through
Questions for Backcountry / Stock Use Permit

Please be prepared to answer the following fields when completing your stock use permit.

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Emergency Phone Number
  • Entry Date (into backcountry)
  • Exit Date (out of backcountry)
  • Trailhead Entry Location
  • Trailhead Exit
  • Method of Travel (foot, horse, ski, snowshoe)
  • Number of People in Group (max=10 per permit)
  • Number of Stock (max=15)
  • Description of Vehicle(s) left at trailhead:
    • Make & Model
    • Year & Color
    • License Plate Number & State
  • Overnight Camp Area # of Nights in Camp

Stock Corrals

Overnight stays with stock are permitted only in corrals; stock are not permitted overnight in the backcountry. Reservations are required. Click on the name of a stock corral below to view rates and make a reservation. For additional stock corral information, please call the campground office at (530) 595-6121.

Butte Lake Corral

The corral is located uphill from the Butte Lake Campground. The stock corral area has two adjacent metal corrals with water troughs and spigots. A vault toilet is located next to the facility for the corral users. There is a limit of 8 animals, 10 people, and 6 licensed vehicles. Water is available at the facility when the Butte Lake Campground has water.

Juniper Lake Corral

The corral is located between the Juniper Lake Ranger Station and the entrance to the Juniper Lake Campground at the south end of Juniper Lake. The stock corral area has two adjacent metal corrals with water troughs. A vault toilet is provided for corral users. There is a limit of 8 animal, 10 people, and 4 licensed vehicles. Water for stock animals may be obtained from the nearby lake; campers must bring water for human consumption.

Summit Lake Corral

The corral is located across the park highway from the North Summit Lake Campground. The facility has two metal stock corrals with water troughs and water is furnished for the horses. There is no potable water so campers must bring their own water or go into the Summit Lake Campground to obtain drinking water. There are two campsites with tables, fire rings and bear lockers available. There is a vault toilet available near the site for the corral users. There is a limit of 8 animals, 10 people, and 6 licensed vehicles.

Stock Corral Information and Regulations

  • Portable corrals are not allowed except within designated corral enclosure areas listed above.
  • Hitch rails are not provided. Be prepared to use your trailer as a hitch rail.
  • Place manure in a plastic bag no more than ¼ full then place next to the refuse container or remove from the park upon departure.
  • All feed must be removed from stock corrals before departure.

Last updated: January 13, 2023

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PO Box 100
Mineral, CA 96063


530 595-4480

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