The #1 Camping App
Search 500,000 listings, reviews & tips from anywhere in the US. Our free app is the top-rated camping app on Apple and Android.
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.
This review is specific to the Juniper Lake Campground. There is no water available and no separation between sites. It is high elevation and dry so the landscape is sparse. There is a very cold lake that is lovely. Canoes and row boats available for rent. This campground would be great for RVs if you don’t require any hookups or amenities. There are other campgrounds at lower elevation that have running water and firewood available. The park itself has incredible geothermic features. The visitor center is not to be missed.
This is a very large campground outside of Lassens, if you are deterred by the size of the campground you are making a mistake! We got an excellent site right next to the cliff with plenty of privacy. The waterfall is amazing and theres an awesome little lake nearby too!
Came in just for a quick overnight stay on our way home from Oregon. We will be back. Extremely clean, easy to get in your spot. We have a 30’ travel trailer and there was so much availability, we did go mid Sept so kind of off season. Plenty of shade trees, full hook ups. A decent walk to the waters edge by reasonable.