Description

Located next to the stunning Summit Lake, this southern stretch of campground offers almost the same remarkable view of forest and snowy peaks. Although it has more campsites available than the northern campground, it is more removed and offers a greater sense of privacy.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
26
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Beach
Cave
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
River, stream or creek
Waterfall
Desert
Redwoods
Swimming hole
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
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Hipcamper Mailisha
Mailisha C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 29th, 2015

$20 per night; pit toilets; potable water avail (in summer only)
We ended up finding a spot in Loop E because this loop is tents-only & nonreservable, and our trip was a last-minute decision. Loop C is the best one though, if you can plan ahead & reserve.

Hipcamper Mailisha
Mailisha C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 29th, 2015

Nice place to camp, even if the sites are a bit too close to one another for my taste. We stayed for 4 nights and did many fabulous hikes with our young kids. I was surprised by how many people came & stayed for only 1-2 nights, though. High turnover.

Hipcamper Scott
Scott O.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 15th, 2015

Beautiful campgrounds right by the lake. Lassen is like the Yellowstone of California, but without the crowds. From the campsites, there are a bunch of small lakes and ponds within walking distance, and it's pretty easy to drive around the park to the various attractions.

Painted Dunes.Sulphur Works, Lassen National Park.View from the top of Cinder Cone.View of Lassen Peak from Summit Lake South.
Hipcamper Paulina
Paulina D.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 22nd, 2015

Quiet campground in a quiet national park close to many trails. Water spigots are available at every other campsite. Pit toilets only.

Hipcamper Mailisha
Mailisha C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 29th, 2015

No need to bring kindling- there is PLENTY to find. Next time I'll bring my own hatchet though, so I can avoid buying the expensive firewood from the Manzanita store. There is a lot of free wood available, much of it too huge to fit in your fire pit: MUST CUT.

Hipcamper Stacey
Stacey S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 25th, 2017

Just spend the weekend here! Love this campground. Just beware, the water is not working, so bring your own. There's a nearby trail head, which will allow you to see over 10 alpine lakes (Cluster Lake Loop). I would absolutely stay here again!

Dog friendly, but no on the trails.

Hipcamper Andrew S.
recommends this listing.
February 19th, 2018
Hipcamper Rocky S.
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November 15th, 2017
Hipcamper Cory E.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2017
Hipcamper Stacey S.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2017
Hipcamper Gabriel A.
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May 17th, 2017
Hipcamper Elaine M.
recommends this listing.
May 15th, 2017
Hipcamper Stephanie M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
March 23rd, 2017
Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park
State
California
Phone Number
(530) 595-4480
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
40.491° N, 121.425° W
Unknown price
Tent Only: 12 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 14 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)