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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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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Its good lake for nice picnic. Hike around the lake is nice break. Reflection lake is also near by. However we felt Emerald & Helen lake were more beautiful.

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a very easy hike, and a lovely one at that, around this beautiful lake. Try to be at the lake at sunset - WOW!

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Susanville, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Nice spot for a picnic. There is a little store, restrooms, shower. I have not camped here. Very peaceful, with geese to feed, but the parking lot can be very crowded during the height of the season.

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Nortre Califonkneeonee
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97 reviews 97 reviews
9 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

If you are for soft Car camping this is the spot. Has a store with high price goodies and I think showers. Other car oriented Campsites are a little more rugged and no nearby services. Nice lake and views.

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Bay Area
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Nice and peaceful place to have a picnic. The campers' store is well-stocked if you forgot your picnic. Don't miss the Loomis Museum nearby.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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69 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This trail is 1.5 miles and is an easy, flat trail around a lake. Wonderful views of Lassen Peak. We saw lots of birds, in the trees and on the lake. Just a beautiful, relaxing hike.

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Lancaster, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We so enjoyed our drive through Lassen. Emerald Lake, Helen Lake, Kings Creek, and then Manzanita Lake. We stopped there for a picnic lunch and walked around the lake. The views of Mt. Lassen are wonderful and we saw wild trout in the lake!

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sf bay area
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Have you seen pictures of autumn lakes, with calm surfaces, white fluffy clouds reflecting on it surface? This is the place. Clear water, kayaking, canooing, hiking trails.

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Torrance, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We drove HOURS to get to the Northwest park of this park and were disappointed. From other reviews, its sounds like this place was fun and active, apparently just not the day we visited. There was a 50/50 chance of rain, so were weren't allowed to rent a kayak to explore the lake. This was understandable but a big disappointment.... More

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Sacramento, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This is the closest lake/campground/facility to the north entrance of the park and it is subsequently very busy on a weekend. Many people boating/fishing/swimming in the lake (though it's plenty big to share) and a crowded campground make it a little less mountain getaway and a little more being in the dirt with strangers. For a more intimate but still... More

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