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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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Nice walk around the lake - good area for picnics and loads of wildlife whilst you eat. If you walk all around the lake you can get some great pictures of Mt Lassen

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Hartsburg, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I wouldn't come here just for the lake. It's very small, can't believe people were renting kayaks. Not very picturesque. Hike around lake not very inspiring.

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Peak District
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nice walk around the lake - good area for picnics and loads of wildlife whilst you eat. If you walk all around the lake you can get some great pictures of Mt Lassen

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Star, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stayed at Manzanita Lake Campground recently - nice setting close to Manzanita Lake. While we liked it there, the whole experience left a lot to be desired. We tried to book a reservation on the phone - big mistake. You have to deal with a government contractor - probably the low bidder. The woman we dealt with never heard... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Just a large lake with a nice surrounding....some geese and ducks graze the area and it is fairly picturesque but nothing special....

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The circular hike around the lake is fabulous. You stay right by the lake the whole time and it is very flat. The views of Mount Lassen from the other side are really good, with the mountain reflecting in the lake. We also rented the kayaks which was also wonderful. Felt cool on the water, it is a fun lake... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very pretty short hike - great to start getting in the spirit of what Lassen has to offer. Great spot for photos.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The area is beautiful. Lassen is a great example of what beauty volcanic activity can create. The campgrounds are nice. The only issue I had is that the spaces are VERY close. Both tents on either side of ours were about 20 feet away. The bathrooms were clean and spacious. We indulged in soft serve ice cream at the store.... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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

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