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“Great Campground in A Magnificent Place”

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Manzanita Lake Campground
Los Angeles, CA
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Campground in A Magnificent Place”
Reviewed August 8, 2011

We stayed here for two nights. Don't know how you could fault the place, other than that it was a bit smokey (what campground isn't?). Has showers (a bit dated but they work great), nice store, flush toilets, running water, and is next to a pristine alpine lake. Perfect place to stay to explore the park, either in a tent or in RV. Very quiet at night, amazing stargazing as well!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Oakland, CA
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Reviewed July 20, 2010

I love Lassen National Park. It is never crowded. The rangers and park employees are
friendly and knowledgeable. Manzanita Lake is a true find for fishing folks as it is full of wild, large, "educated" fish. There is lots of wildlife. We are all lucky to have National Parks and this one is a subtle gem.

Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2009

We reserved a spot in the A loop, but it was not a nice spot, small and zero privacy. So, we switched to the D loop (tents only), which is first come, first serve. We stayed at site D13 - the sites over there were more spacious and private. The bathrooms were very clean! I saw staff cleaning them at least twice a day! At the camper store, there were showers and laundry, both were adequate. The kids liked the soft serve ice cream at the store. There was just about anything you'd need at the store. The lake was gorgeous, we brought our kayaks and the view of Lassen Peak from the lake was fabulous. Next time, we will go straight to the D loop to look for a site as I didn't see any in any of the other loops that we liked.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2007

Lovely lake near the campsite and hot showers nearby make this a great campground. The park is wonderful--small enough to see completely in 3 days. You can hike most of the trails in the park in this time if you are fit and ambitious.

  • Liked — Proximity to lake and park attractions
  • Disliked — mosquitos!
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
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Fremont, California
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Reviewed August 18, 2004

I stayed at the Manzanita Lake campground the first weekend of August 2004. This was definitely the best campsite in the Lassen Park area. We stayed in Loop C - really nice. Great clean private flush bathrooms -with soap and a mirror! Very nice, flat campsites with good space for two tents. Nice picnic table and plenty of room for our two cars. Loop B didn't look as nice, but would've sufficed if it was the only thing left (older picnic tables) Loop D is for tents only - no RVs allowed. Loop A looked like it would have been pretty modern too - but it was 'reserve only' - we did "first come / first serve" and glad we got there early because it did book up! Try to get there before 11am. If you drive from the bay area, it will take you almost 5 hours to get there, so leave early!
Manzanita Lake campsite is in walking distance to the lake, not on the lake itself. The lake is much smaller than you would think! You could easily walk around the whole lake in about 45 minutes or so. We even went swimming in the lake - it's very shallow. Didn't even get up to our necks.
I highly recommend Manzanita Lake for camping. Go on the Kings Creek Falls hiking trail! Most beautiful cascade waterfalls line the entire path.

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Property: Manzanita Lake Campground
Address: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
Location: United States > California > Lassen Volcanic National Park
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Lassen Volcanic National Park
Number of rooms: 179
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This facility is open for camping with full services from June 1 through September 30. ... more   less 
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Manzanita Lake Campground Hotel Lassen Volcanic National Park

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