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Lassen National Park Campgrounds
Photo Credit © Mike Rother

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Lassen National Forest

Lassen Maps

The whole NorCal Lassen area is a popular family summer vacation spot. Abundant outdoor recreation - all year long. Snowmobile in winter, cross country ski, soak in hot springs, fish rivers, creeks, hike wildflower meadows, waterfalls, picnics by the lake. No gasoline anywhere near the National Park, so plan accordingly. Burney, CA and Chester, CA are the closest towns with gas!

Lassen Volcanic
National Park
Mineral, CA

government web site

Nearby towns with Lodging:

Hat Creek
Mill Creek
Old Station
Red Bluff

Drakesbad Guest Ranch

Family in Meadow

Lassen Backpacking

  • fire permits are required
  • permits are required for overnight backcountry camping
  • check with the correct ranger district for all back country camping restrictions

Trail head parking spots located at:
 camp  sites  elev.  veg  toilet  water  contact  fee
Warner Valley 18 5650  pines pit piped Lassen Volcanic NP
[on Hot Creek Springs, Devils Kitchen Geothermal Area nearby]
Hwy.36 Chester, turn on Warner Valley Rd.& drive 16 mi. to the campground. open June- September

manzanita lake sulpher pools

Sequoia campingLassen Campgrounds

Sequoia campingPrimitive Camping Lassen

Plenty of remote camping options are available in the Lassen National Forest, which surrounds the National Park area. Graded dirt roads that are often passable in warmer months - with almost any camper trailer. In summer, Lassen is a popular vacation spot for many. If you want to stay away from developed campgrounds and find true seclusion, you will need to hit the dirt (back roads). And if plan to head for the most remote, you will need the good maps! The dirt roads are usually kept in good condition and often closed in winter months. Best to call rangers station for an up-to-date report on road conditions and dirt roads or trail access.

Camping around lakes is permitted in designated campsites. But be careful about the boundary areas near the lakes. You cannot primitive camp within 0.25 miles from these places:
  • Boiling Springs
  • Bumpass Hell & trail
  • Butte Lake
  • Cinder Cone
  • Cold Boiling Lake
  • Cold Spring
  • Crags Lake
  • Crumbaugh Lake
  • Crystal Lake
  • Devils Kitchen
  • Dream Lake
  • Echo Lake
  • Hat Creek Cabin area
  • Hot Springs Creek
  • Inspiration Point
  • Juniper Lake
  • Kings Creek Falls
  • Lassen Peak
  • Little Hot Springs Valley
  • Manzanita Creek
  • Mount Harkness Summit
  • Soda Lake
  • Warner Valley
  • lassen peak hikes

    hike camping Lassen Hiking

  • Devil's Kitchen
  • Kings Creek Falls
  • Lassen Peak Hike
  • Mill Creek Falls
    Photo Credit © Mike Rother

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