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Address: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
Activities: Hiking
Description: Lake at the North Entrance to the park.

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Serene, Dramatic, Special

As part of our Lassen adventure, we walked the perimeter of Manzanita Lake. It was an easy hike. The park itself is not heavily trafficked and our walk around the lake was mostly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

As part of our Lassen adventure, we walked the perimeter of Manzanita Lake. It was an easy hike. The park itself is not heavily trafficked and our walk around the lake was mostly by ourselves with an occasional hiker or a person sitting lakeside to relax encountered along the way. There were many people on the lake itself in boats,... More 

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Ferndale, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was an easy, beautiful walk around the lake. Great views of Mt. Lassen as you go around! Wear comfy shoes and have a sweatshirt for the shady spots. (We were there in late May.) The trail is not wheelchair accessible, but there is a nice view just a few steps off the road. The lake is near a campground... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Located just inside the northwest entrance of Lassen Volcanic National Park, Manzanita Lake is a beautiful alpine lake surrounded by an evergreen forest offering excellent views and reflections of Mt Lassen. In addition the views, the lake is a center of outdoor activity as the location of the park’s largest campground, picnic tables, a trail that loops around the lake,... More 

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Palo Cedro, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Many national park campgrounds are reserved far in advance for the summer season. Lassen Volcanic National Park and the Manzanita Lake campground typically has spaces available with fun activities within walking distance of the campground. Interpretive programs are a "must see." The rangers are knowledgable, informative and friendly. There is a camp store in the event you forgot to bring... More 

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It is a beautifully quiet spot. If you are in the area, it is worth a hike or picnic break. One of many nice places in the park to stop.

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Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a very easy trail, 1.5 miles RT with no elevation gain, . It is a great stroll around the lake and wildlife frequent this place in the morning since it is close to water. We went during late afternoon and the lake is calm but no reflection so the lake doesn’t appear as pretty. There were a few... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Stayed here in August and had a great time. We tented for the night but the new cabins they have looked great for a return visit. Kayaking in the lake was peaceful and there were others fishing.

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

One of my goals on this trip into the mountains was to find a spot where I could get a good early morning or late afternoon shot of the mountains (Mt. Lassen in Particular but any other cooperative mountain would also do) with a lake in the foreground and the mountain reflected in the lake. My first idea was to... More 

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massachusetts
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Address: Address: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lassen Volcanic National Park

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