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Manzanita Lake

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

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Best Mt. Lassen Photo Op?

The 1.5 mile walk (not hike, walk) around Lake Manzanita is perfect for photos of Mt. Lassen from about the half mile mark. You not only get direct photos of the volcano, but the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Located at the northern most section of Lassen National Forest Manzanita Lake Cabins offers a breath taking setting. Different sized cabins in the woods near the lake. The lake may have been closer before the drought. Although there was little sign of drought here. The camp store is nicely equipped but the price of firewood is high! And I don't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The 1.5 mile walk (not hike, walk) around Lake Manzanita is perfect for photos of Mt. Lassen from about the half mile mark. You not only get direct photos of the volcano, but the reflections of the mountain on the surface of the lake is even more stunning! There is a store near the campground where you can buy all... More 

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Rio Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Our teenage grandkids lived hiking around this lake and also kayaking and stand-up boarding. We were told you could swim in the lake but it looked murky and a camper told us there are leeches in the lake so we didn't swim. The view from the end of the lake looking toward the snow capped peak of Lassen mountains is... More 

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USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Never stayed there because, while the lake is beautiful, it feels more like a small town than a campground.

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San Mateo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My wife and I are camping near lassen and spent a few hours here today. It is very pretty with mt. Lassen as a backdrop and a good few mile hike around the lake. They have a great place for lunch and also rent kayaks and paddle boards. Worth a few hours to check it out.

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A beautiful lake with lots of camping, cabins and even a small store. Great place for the kids, as the swimming is good. We rented a cabin for a night and they had a grill where we could cook our steaks. Showers are in the bathrooms. One of the nicer camping places in the park.

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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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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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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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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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