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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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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 NEW

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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156 reviews 156 reviews
60 attraction reviews
451 helpful votes 451 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 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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Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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