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Manzanita Lake

Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Lake at the North Entrance to the park.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Lake at the North Entrance to the park.
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Palo Cedro, CA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
9 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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183 reviews 183 reviews
68 attraction reviews
515 helpful votes 515 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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