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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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Rialto, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 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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Earth, Texas
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209 reviews 209 reviews
46 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This will be your first stop after entering Lassen Volcanic NP from the north-west / Redding. We stopped at the park entrance and hiked around Manzanita Lake in less than one hour. Beautiful lake and surroundings and lot´s of cute chipmunks. Recommended!

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Richmond, Virginia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was the most crowded campground we stayed in during a two-week trip. The lake is very nice for fishing and swimming, and it has a very nice walking path around it. The camp store offers all of the amenities--including ice cream--but I thought the prices for food were pretty high. Showers are offered for a fee.

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Hercules, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

When the bride and I and our eldest camped at the Manzanita Lake Campground we took a hike around the lake to reconnoiter. At one end of the lake is a small levee which impounds the water and holds a small dam where the water flows out. We decided to come back at sunset to take pictures from that location.... More

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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