A WEEKEND OF FUNKY FUMAROLES* & BUBBLING LAKES AT LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK
WHY LASSEN VOLCANIC
You can find all four types -- shield, composite, cinder cone, and plug dome volcanoes -- within the park. It's a high altitude destination so you're guaranteed rare and stunning views.
TRIP · 3-day car camping trip
FOR · Friends & new campers
VIBE · Chill & easy campout
COST · $ - $$
DRIVE · 4.5 hours from SF
IDEAL DATES · June -- October
PETS · Not allowed on trails
RESERVE A SWEET SPOT AT MANZANITA LAKE CAMPGROUND
Manzanita Lake Campground is decked with restrooms, hot showers, drinking water, a dump station, camp store (that sells ice & firewood), and a laundromat on site.
You can reserve a campsite for tents, trailers, and RVs, along with group campsites and rustic camping cabins.
Make a reservation ASAP! Campsites do get swooped up between June and September.
EACH CAMPSITE COMES WITH A:
- Picnic table
- Food storage locker (for 🐻)
- Fire ring & grate
- Two parking spots
- Enough space for about three tents
· Depart SF by 11AM
· La Fortuna Bakery - 669 F St, Williams, CA
Locals love their Mexican food!
Last pit stop
Arrive at Manzanita Lake Campground
· Antelope Valero - 615 Antelope Blvd, Red Bluff, CA
· Enter LVNP's Southwest Entrance via Hwy 89
- Pay $30 for a 7-day vehicle entrance fee
- Drive to Bumpass Hell Trail (it's typically open from June -
October, but check LVNP's website.) It's a 3-mile round
trip hike to the largest hydrothermal area in the park.
· It's a 30-mile, hour-long drive (without stops) to Manzanita
Lake, but check out some roadside highlights, like Lassen
Peak Viewpoint, along the way.
· Settle in and set up camp!
· Enjoy dinner, roast s'mores & stargaze
BE BEAR AWARE 🐻
LVNP is a year-round home to black bears. Pack food, trash, drinks & scented items into your campsite's storage locker when you're away and/or catching some zzz's. Learn more about bear safety.
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LAST UPDATED: March 28, 2021
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