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Great Vibes for an In Transit Night

Great location on the way to many points north along with an excellent morning or evening adventure to the falls. Camp Host (owner/operator?) is awesome and worth the stay alone.

Sites are a bit tight so might not be the solitude you’d want to a multi day stay but was perfect and energizing for a night in transit!

Beautiful and secluded campsite right on the water

The sites are a little small but they are right on the water and the area is quite and beautiful. The lake was incredibly smooth and perfect for a kayak/paddle board.  The toilets are vault but there is potable water and a little store up the road that sells firewood and a few snacks/beverages.

Northshore - Lake Britton

Unlike the other campground on Lake Bitton (Dusty Campground) this is a more developed campground. It can be reserved - through PGE.

There is water. There are showers.  And it is much larger - 20 plus sites. It can accomodate trailers. Lots of people here with boats as there is a boat launch. Sites have tables and fire rings.  Pretty open so privacy can be an issue.

Towards the end of the summer the lake can get "murky" and full of algae.  So you won't be swimming say in September.  The lake offers fishing, boating and kayaking,  Easy access from the campground. There is a "beach" like area on the lake.

If you get there at the end of the season you will get fall color.

Yo are an easy ride to get to Burney Falls State Park - or you can go across the lake to get h=there.

Great Rooms

We stayed 2 nights in one of the lodge rooms and loved it.

Great place

Enjoyed our stay. Resort is about 2 miles from the water fall. This place accommodates for larger Rvs with 50amp

Nice cozy place

Clean place, very close to the waterfalls

Beautiful falls - Crowded Camping

The falls sell the place.  They are beautiful.  The PCT trail goes right by on the opposite bank. Great fishing upstream from the falls. Great fun at Lake Britton.

BUT this is one busy crowded campground.  It is large (many sites) has cabins, a visitor center and a store.  So for me a tent camper this can feel like a freeway.  So go in the off season - spring and fall.  All the camping areas are not open then, but there are no crowds.

For tents some of the sites are open and not very private - meant for RVs. But you can hunt down a decent tent site.  They have all the amenities here.

Beyond the falls and beyond the lake there is lots of hiking here. Hiking up the stream is magical.  There are fall colors to enjoy, especially around Lake Britton.  You can even strick out for the subway cave or Lassen or Mcloud from this central location.

Nice campground

Crazy host, funny attitude, pricey !

Very close to southwest entrance

Right inside the Lassen Volcanic Park, just to the right after entering is the campground. It was $14 per night and was the only campground in the park that had spots available at the time. Tables and fire pits, close to the parking lot. Nice bathrooms, as well as a dish washing area in the back of the bathroom building, which was really nice. Sites were walk in/hike in only, but because the parking was relatively close, it was easy. Very close the the visitor center.

Tucked away

This little gem is a great place to stay while visiting Lassen. Located off a well maintained gravel road near beautiful Butte Lake. We had no problem towing our trailer to this location and neither did our friends whose trailer is 30+ ft. The campsites are spacious and well maintained. Lots of trees and within walking distance to the lake. Flush toilets were decently clean.

There are no sites located on the actual lake so you have to pack a beach bag, chairs, toys and snacks and haul them down to the waters edge if you want a beach day. Mosquitoes were HUGE so don’t forget bug spray!

The Cinder Cone hike along the old lava flow behind the campsite is spectacular! Don’t let the climb up the cinder cone dissuade you; the panoramic view from the top is well worth it! We did it with two 6 year olds. Don’t forget to visit the nearby Lava Tubes and geothermal sights.