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
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Potable water available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Horseback riding
Wind sports
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

The vibe at Summit Lake South Campground

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Hipcamper Mailisha

$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

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

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.

Hipcamper Paulina

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

Hipcamper Mailisha

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

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.

Lassen Volcanic National Park
Phone Number
(530) 595-4480
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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)