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This KOA is located in a beautiful wooded area. The most clean facilities I’ve ever experienced at a KOA. The staff was vibrant and happy. 10/10 would recommend to a friend.


We stopped here in the middle of a trip to Shasta and chose a campground farther away from the others and next to the river. Not crowded at all, very lovely environment, was a little had to find at first but well worth it.

Quiet with a nice view

Very clean, decent spaciousness between sites. Some have a distant view of the water. Lots of wasps!

Absolutely Beautiful

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.

Mediocre Campground in a Unique Park

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.

Surreal Waterfall

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!

Will be back

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.

Amazing and clean

The lake will have you amazed with how clean the water is. It’s crystal clear and crisp

Deer park

Beautiful Taylorsville is always a good place to set up my tent. Many spots, some with hook ups! Lots of trees and good burgers at the local market!

Great find

We liked how secluded it was and even had a very nice and clean vault toilet near the camp sites. Great spot to kayak or enjoy camping by water. Also there is a legit donation box but you can camp for free.

Nice campground in the forest

Pretty spot with 7 camp sites between a meadow and creek, nestled in a grove of beautiful olds growth trees. Each site has a table and fire pit with a grill over top. There's not much space between sites so noise could be an issue but I was the only one there so it was very pleasant. The small creek on one side of the campground is beautiful and audible from 3 sites which is a big plus. There are 3 equestrian sites. There is also a sign that says it will become a pay site next year (2020) which is upsetting because it's a very simple campground with few amenities. There is a pit toilet/outhouse. It's a great place to sleep if you're looking for a rustic site. I gave 4 stars because it's not the most amazing site but I'd definitely stay here again.

Great campsite

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.

Love this campground!

At only $16 a night this is a nice campground in Lassen National Park. Pretty standard, all the normal stuff like picnic tables and fire rings. Cool to find thu-hikers from the pct out wandering in the park. Subway cave is across the street and really cool to explore.

Eagle Lake

Amazing. Such magnificent views driving through the forest to get to Eagle Lake. We planned to stayed 3 days here as we camp in our RV trailer and part of the camp had full hook-ups. Upon arrival there was only one site left #24 which was considered full sun. (Minus trees) It was hot! Most sites had majestic trees and paved. The rest rooms well cleaned with soap. No towels just bring your own. Many campers had their kayak or fishing boats. We travel with electric bikes and dog carrier in tow. There is a total of 6 miles of paved bike path. We loved it! We rode to the other dry camp grounds all very big and spacious with the tall trees. Well whether you dry camp or partial hook-ups across from Merrill entrance is the RV dump station with full cleaning hoses at a reasonable price. We will be RV camping with reservations in the future as we selected some sites. It’s quite and peaceful unless you supply your own satellite, music, or videos. Highly recommended.

Lake Cove

Lake cove is always a good choice. Clean bathrooms and laundry facility on site. There are tent sites, even sites with and without hookups, cabins, and a trailer to rent. They also have a volleyball court, horse shoes, and arcade available.

Small and cozy campground on the north shore of Lake Britton

This campground is situated on the north shore of Lake Britton, CA. directly across the lake from the McArthur-Burney Falls campground. It offers 30 campsites, many with a view of the lake, and has coin-operated showers and vault toilets available in the campground. A camp supervisor/host is on site. All camp sites have fire rings and picnic tables but no food lockers. For boaters there is lake access and room for anchoring at the shore. The fishing here is a short walk to the shore and there is a small swimming area as well. There are no RV hookups present.

Nice sites along the creek.

Nice little no fee campground run by the U.S. Forest Service.  Sites are fairly well spread out so you are not on top of your neighbor.  We stayed for 3 nights and the campground was never full and most people were just staying 1 night.  All the sites are along the creek and deer came through our camp.  The only draw back is the toilets are not well maintained, make sure you bring your own toilet paper.

Something for everyone

This campground is super popular, so you will most likely need a reservation in advance. But it’s so worth it! The waterfalls are breathtaking, the lake is refreshing and the campground itself is relaxing and peaceful. The sites aren’t super cramped, there is a general store, clean facilities, and even cool cabins if that’s your thing. We’ve been in July and late fall and both times were spectacular.

Mirror lake

California Hidden gems.

Spacious and shady campground

Stayed here with out two dogs, they had a blast running around camp. In the middle of summer, there were only a handful of other campers here. Very quiet and peaceful. Gale the campground host is very kind. Bathrooms well stocked and cleanly. Highly recommend. Sites come with table and fire ring. No bear boxes but no bear problems.

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Hidden treasure!

This was a basic dry campground with nothing but clean vault toilets but we had a great time. The sites are pretty private and most overlook the creek. We were the only people on our loop. Our site had a trail down to the water for hiking and fishing. We listened to the sounds of the creek all night long. We would definitely return here!

Great Camping right on the lake

This is a campground that is right on Lake Almanor.  It's fun to be able to camp right next to the lake, the views are amazing!  The staff is friendly and the campground is well taken care of.

My fave

1/4 mile walk to the actual campsite from the parking lot so you can’t car camp. Very secluded cause no one ever wants to haul all their camping stuff tent, clothes, stove, cooler, etc. on the narrow up and down path but if you can get past that it’s pretty sweet. The waters right there good for fishing. 2 vaulted toilets in the campsites 1 in the parking lot. All have fire pits and a picnic table. Would be nice if there were bear bins. One camping trip we had to go to town to replenish our food. The next trip we strapped the cooler closed and put it in the next campsite over under the picnic table lol it was fine though!

Flat out hostile owners

This RV park is in a beautiful area, with many RV campgrounds to choose from. Which is one of many reasons I would recommend going elsewhere. Golden Coach is owned by a married couple, and the male owner is combative to say the least. They cater to a very specific crowd here, and they treat outsiders as well, the other. He was as rude, and unprofessional as could possibly be. This was the worst camping experience I have ever had. If you're a young family, and/or a family of color, I would strongly urge you to stay elsewhere. There are many resorts with hosts who are kind and welcoming in close proximity.

Family Camping

Great campsites, wide open spaces available for families. Will camp here again

Wonderful place to be

Enjoyed my stay very much. Hope I get a chance to go back.

Quiet and shaded campground

Road is gravel, one large pot hole in the middle of the road made it difficult for a compact or large RV to get into campground. Easy for a 4wd or high clearance rig. Small sites but big enough for RVs. Aspen filled Creek just a small walk south of campground. To keep this place looking beautiful, do not forget to pack out your trash and follow Leave No Trace ethics. This is a free campground, and to keep it that way we must take care of it.

Shaded campground with Juniper Trees and rugged rocks by a small stream

Brilliantly quiet and peaceful campground. Hardly ever more than a few campers, never full. Located 3miles down a gravel road, drivable by even a compact car. Cottonwood and Willow trees surround small stream that runs through the entire campground. Easy access to OHV trails nearby. Each site has tables and a fire pit. Also, 2 contraptions to hang hunted animals. Spotty Verizon service, no ATT reception. Vault toilet bathroom very clean but smelly!! This is a FREE campground, and in order to keep it that way, we must collectively treat it well by following Leave No Trace principles. There are trash receptacles on site, but hunters are instructed to take animals remains and dump OUTSIDE of campground.

Awesome Lake and Clean Campground

Bucks lake is our family’s favorite. Lake is big enough for boating and fishing and never seems to be overcrowded. This camp specifically can get busy and is a first come first serve basis so sometimes is tough to find spots. If you can get one right on the lake it’s awesome.

Site has access to a few hiking trails nearby.

Highly recommend!

Rustic clean free

Forest Service campground in Plumas NF I’ve stayed at several times when exploring the area. About 9 miles from Quincy and 2-3 off highway. Free. Fire rings (need annual campfire permit, free at park offices) and bear boxes. Outhouses. No water apart from lake (generally overgrown). Large clear sites with plenty of space between them. Forested area, dirt roads. Equestrian sites available.