The Best Camping in Lassen Volcanic National Park
On the eastern side of Northern California, between Redding and Susanville, CA, you’ll find Lassen Volcanic National Park. Lassen doesn’t always get the love it deserves in a state filled with national and state parks. On the plus side, you won’t have to contend with the crowds you would when camping at Yosemite or Sequoia National Parks.
There are several campgrounds in Lassen, with only one (Southwest Campground) open all year. There are no hookups in the park, but Manzanita Lake, Butte Lake, and Summit Lake Campgrounds can best accommodate RVs with a dump station at Manzanita. Due to fires, some Juniper Lake, Warner Valley, and Southwest campsites have amended opening dates. If you can’t get a spot in the park, the best camping near Lassen Volcanic National Park is in the surrounding Lassen National Forest.