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We stayed 2 nights in late October and were the only campers beside the host. There are 2 pull thru sites (10 & 12), we stayed in 10 in our 40' coach with tow. Flush toilets in 2 different buildings, no soap or hot water at the sinks, however. All sites have a nice picnic table and fire pit. Lots of water spigots throughout the campground but they don't have threads to allow a hose to hookup. There are also a few decent size garbage bins that are bear proof. Maybe it's the time of the year or lack of campers but the host wasn't ever seen. Lots of sites had litter here & there and the fire pits contained the previous camper's trash. Garbage bins were nearly full. The trees over the main road need trimming, lots of branches scratching the motorhome roof unnecessarily. Lake Shasta was really low so we didn't attempt to scramble down to the water. $25/night without discounts for a basic site. Yurts are more. 50% discount for golden or access National pass.
This campsite is pretty awesome. We stayed at site #21 in loop D. The sites were very large and came equipped with a fire ring/grill, bear box and picnic table.
We had a great time exploring the park and hanging out around Lake Manzanita.
Lassen National Park is beautiful and we hope to be back soon. Even during a busy Labor Day Weekend the park was crowded but nothing like a bigger national park (think Yosemite) in a regular weekend. It was nice being able to experience the park without feeling totally overcrowded.
The camp store was very convenient if you forget anything!
This campground is BIG. there are four loops of sites. I am a tent camper so this area can be on the crowded side for me with not enough privacy.
That being said the lake is beautiful. Easy access for kayaks and canoes.
The sites are clean, have table, food locker and fire sit. Bathrooms are flush with showers available. Close by are cabins to rent on the lake and a store, rentals and even gas,
Great jumping off site to get thru Lassen Park. Can take 45 minutes to get to the other side but there is lots of hiking and incredible views. And crazy geo thermal sites such as Bumpass Hell.
I love everything about Mount Lassen including the Manzanita Lake camping ground.
UNFORTUNATELY the lake allows no water Recreation due to a over population of beavers; Beavers are apparently dangerous.
It is located less than a mile from the entrance. Large and well shaded sites. Very affordable!
All the amenities including gas, laundry and showers.
Stock up on supplies as the store is limited and expensive!
Let me start by saying that the area is beautiful. This place is very big also. We planned a trip for our daughters 6th birthday. Got 3 full hook up spots for us, friends and family. These spots aver VERY hard to back in to. The trees are leaning toward the center of the sights literally giving us a foot of room on each side to back in a 24 foot trailer. Boat ramp is very sketchy for a larger patio style boat, will not be doing that again. We brought our daughters quad with us ( little 110cc kids quad) as we were told rides to the store and boat ramp were ok. After about 5 mins of her being on it we were told no more quad riding that day because another group on the other side of the campground had been on them late the night before. Total crap. That was the main thing she was looking forward to that weekend. We will be looking for a place with more space between sites next time and is ATV friendly.
I have camped at Lassen Volcanic National Park twice. And this campground is definitely the family friendly, rangers in sight, store nearby type of campground here. It’s right next to manzanita lake, and easy to access the area off the highway. My first time here I was more than excited to see bumpass hell, unfortunately this was in June of 2018 so bumpass hell was closed for construction. I still enjoyed my time here because the park is very beautiful. We drove up to summit lake and did some exploring in the area. Summit lake also has a campground that only holds a few sites. It’s a more relaxed and quiet campground since there aren’t really stores nearby.
I used to go to Lassen as a child, but have re-fallen in love with it as an adult, heading back with my children. About a million times less crowded than Yosemite and just as beautiful, Lassen does not disappoint.
Similarly, the campground at Manzanita Lake is miles above any similar campground in the centrally located parts of Yosemite (though outer campgrounds in Yosemite can be nice).
Plenty of space, good prices, beautiful trees and most of all an absolutely beautiful lake all make this campground a winner. Pretty much all of the campgrounds in Lassen are great, but this one has the benefit of being one of the larger ones, so it's (when we were there) easier to find a good spot without reservations. Can't wait to head back.
Spacious campsites with soft dirt/gravel that makes tent camping pretty comfy. Bathrooms were in good shape. The camp store is a close walk and has everything you would need. Stunning views of Lassen Peak from the lake.
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