Located near highway 44 at the end of Butte Lake Road, there is plenty to do at this campground! Bathtub Lake and the majestic Cinder Cone are located nearby for some amazing hiking. The bright blue water against the sloping mountains in the distance make the perfect place to spend a few nights.
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Bring your own tents, trailers, RVs, vans and truck campers
39 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


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Hipcamper Paulina
Paulina D.
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April 22nd, 2015

Quiet campground on the other side of Lassen Volcanic National Park, far removed from the main section of the park. Running water (spigots and toilets) are available at this campsite. Close to the lake.

Hipcamper Kristina
Kristina F.
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October 22nd, 2015

This is a pretty rad campground! We stayed this past weekend (one week before they close for the winter) and we had to bring our own water as the spigots were turned off for the season due to the drought. We had site #55 which was very spacious and overlooked the trail to Cinder Cone. It's certainly a place that's quiet and much less crowded!

View at the top of Cinder ConeOn top of Cinder Cone you get a great view of the Fantastic Lava Beds and Butte LakeView of Mount Lassen while hiking up Cinder ConeApproaching to hike up Cinder Cone
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Khriszha Q.
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April 10th, 2017

Lassen is a beautiful area up in Northern California! Plenty to do and lots of little hidden gems in this area. We did a backpacking trip here and was so well worth the 2 day hike from Butte lake to Snag. This is bear country so be carefully prepared to store your food and scented necessities. Either bring a bear canister or a bear proof bag. Also make sure you know how to hang the bags between trees. It took us a few hours to make sure ours was secure. That said, assure that you have atlas 100 ft. of paracord packed. While here, make sure to check our painted dunes and Cinder cone nearby.

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August 21st, 2018
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January 19th, 2018
Lassen Volcanic National Park
United States
Phone Number
(530) 595-4480
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40.565° N, 121.306° W
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