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Juniper Lake

Address: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Owner description: Beautiful isolated lake in the southeast section of the park.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Owner description: Beautiful isolated lake in the southeast section of the park.
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Israel, Jerusalem
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274 reviews 274 reviews
218 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

we were staying at chester and tried to get to juniper lake, knowingly that it's an unpaved road, but we didn't think it will be that rough. we drove with our Toyota corolla for about 7 miles in the unpaved road (5 more miles to go) before we decided that it's too much, and we might get stuck there. I... More 

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Oakland, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

It's slow to get here but worth the drive. As soon as you leave the town of Chester, you drive on unpaved road the whole time. When we were there during the Labor Day weekend, we drove through heavy fog and light rain and we weren't sure if it was worth it to continue. By the time we got to... More 

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Torrance, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We were staying at Drakesbad Guest Ranch and made the morning drive along the washboard road to Juniper Lake. A lovely view of Lassen Peak and quiet spot to explore.

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Felton, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Pristine, crystal-clear lake with beach. Gorgeous setting. The drive is a bit bumpy but it was worth it!

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Santa Cruz, CA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Small campground doesn't offer solitude but it's a lot quieter and better spread out than 90% of CA campgrounds. Some spots are right on the lake. Various hikes vary from very easy to pretty tough. Mt Harkness has great views. Road is pretty rough; forget trailers. Pit toilets were in pretty good shape.

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Chico, California
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25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Juniper Lake is a lovely place. Nice camping in the Southeast part of Lassen National Park. Seldom crowded.

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East Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

It's a long bumpy drive but well worth the trip. The water is so clear you can see down to the bottom. It's very shallow along the shore and has a nice beach area and picnic tables. A nice day trip from Lake Almanor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2002

I found Juniper Lake to be magical. The water is warm and the most beautiful turquoise blue. You can see the bottom of the lake and it is clean and inviting. The primitive (outhouses & firepits) campgrounds are more than I ever expected to find in such a "visited" area. I found no garbage on the ground and it was... More 

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