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Manzanita Lake

Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Hiking
Description: Lake at the North Entrance to the park.
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massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Surprisingly pleasant lake for multiple walks at different times of day and night, cool but good swimming and immediately adjacent to campground.

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pleasant hill ca
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I wanted to camp after Labor Day and during the week instead of the weekend, figuring it would be less crowded..that part worked out well. However nowhere did I read that kayaks were only available to rent on Fri,Sat and Sun after Sept 1st. So..no kayaking for us..boo-hoo. Fortunately there are other was to amuse yourself at this spectacular park.... More

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Laughlin, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a very leisurely loop hike around the Lake with spectacular scenery looking out towards Mount Lassen

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Rialto, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

After viewing the Sulphur Works and Bumpass Hell, Manzanita Lake was a great stop for lunch. The Stellar Jays hoped we would drop a few crumbs. Picnic tables are available by the lake.

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Salinas, California, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The camping was clean, quiet, beautiful and restful. Bonus - the camp store is the best we've seen...very well configured for rv & trailer campers

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Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Manzanita Lake has really nice little cabins that you can rent if you don't want to camp. The museum and store as well as showers are all in close proximity.

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Mendocino CA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Just spent three days camping at Manzanita Lake, in Loop "D" which is tent only camping. Arrive on a Sunday afternoon, or on a Monday early in the day, for the best choices of campsites. Our campsite was space #25, which backs up to the border of the wilderness area and is near a hiking trail. There were a few... More

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San Jose, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Its located very close to the entrance of Lassen Volcanic from the north end. The lake itself is not that great -- dirty, stagnant water. But the place is really good. Campgrounds (cabins) are present right at the lake and the ~1.5 mile trail around the lake is pretty relaxing. A better place for views as well as camping, though,... More

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Earth, Texas
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216 reviews 216 reviews
50 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This will be your first stop after entering Lassen Volcanic NP from the north-west / Redding. We stopped at the park entrance and hiked around Manzanita Lake in less than one hour. Beautiful lake and surroundings and lot´s of cute chipmunks. Recommended!

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Richmond, Virginia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
50 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was the most crowded campground we stayed in during a two-week trip. The lake is very nice for fishing and swimming, and it has a very nice walking path around it. The camp store offers all of the amenities--including ice cream--but I thought the prices for food were pretty high. Showers are offered for a fee.

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