Hipcamp host Jillian  H.,
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Pitch your tent in our forest! Located on Mill Creek right outside of Lassen National Park, our campground is secluded yet easily accessible. The creek is great for fishing and being so close to the National Park and surrounded by National Forest, the hiking opportunities are endless! 

We have 17 sites available in our campground.  Each sites offers a picnic table & fi


Pitch your tent in our forest! Located on Mill Creek right outside of Lassen National Park, our campground is secluded yet easily accessible. The creek is great for fishing and being so close to the National Park and surrounded by National Forest, the hiking opportunities are endless! 

We have 17 sites available in our campground.  Each sites offers a picnic table & fire ring. FYI Sites 6, 9, 10, 12 do not have grills on their fire rings. None of our sites have bear storage boxes. We ask that you keep your food in your car while away from your site. Our campground is dog friendly, but we ask that you keep them leashed & picked up after. 

Behind campsite number 11/12 there's a steep trail down to Mill Creek.  Easy access points to Mill Creek off Highway 172 only a mile from the campground. 

We have two bathroom facilities.  The vault toilets located in the lower campground (higher numbered sites) & the shower house (upper campground, lower numbered sites) offer coin operated showers, flush toilets & a laundry mat. Only a short walk from any camp site. 

We have a full restaurant & small convenience store just a short walk away from the campground area. 

Restaurant & store will be closed starting September 13th until Summer 2021. Wood & ice will be available in the front of the store. Please plan to bring cash! 

Come explore what the Lassen area has to offer! 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
17 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
Laundry present
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 20ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Jillian a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 88%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Campsite right outside Lassen NP in California.

River, stream, or...

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Hipcamper Nikki
Nikki N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 17th, 2018

We got to stay at site 17 which was fitted with a fire pit, running water, and pit toilets just down the path. Near the toilets, there is a pathway that will lead you down to the river where you can swim! We took the liberty of jumping in and washing away all of the busy life we had just left behind.

After we set up our tents and hammocks we followed the sunset to the large meadow filled with grazing cattle. The smoke turned the sun a giant bright red and we watched in amazement at the beauty of this preserved land. We took advantage of the zero-light pollution and went stargazing after dinner. We told some ghost stories, we sang some songs, we found ourselves again.

Jillian has done a wonderful job at preserving the land while maintaining a fantastic campsite experience. Nature is everything and allowing the wildlife to cultivate and grow while people come and go is a rarity. Let your worries float down the creek and let the stars remind you that no matter whats going on in your life, it’s okay. We will be camping on this sacred ground again.

A great place to enjoy a peaceful cup of joe.This spot is at the bottom of the path near the pit toilets. We took an extremely refreshing dip! Campfires and guitars are a MUST. Plenty of trees at every campsite for your hammock!
Hipcamper Zach
Zach Z.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
July 6th, 2018

This campground was great! Initially I really wanted to get a campsite inside of the National Park, but being disorganized in planning this trip, I didn't get it done in time, so booked here instead because I could do it the night before.

The campground directly borders the National Forest (there's official signs on the trees), so you really can't get any closer.

For those wondering, it's 15-20 minutes, depending on your driving to the National Park Entrance and Kohm-yah-ma-nee Visitor Center and roughly 45 minutes to Summit Lake. That means that most of the Southwest part of the park is closer to this campground than it is to Manzanita Lake.

One big advantage of here over inside the park is that you're away from the roads and crowds of people passing right by your campsite, as well as having the store & restaurant close by.

Hipcamper Oliver
Oliver T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 2nd, 2018

This camp site was perfect. We stayed at site 3 and 5 which are right next to each other and right next to the bathroom/showers. Mill Creek Lodge is only a short walk away that is really convenient if you run out of supplies. The pathway to the creek is behind camp site 11, but is very steep and there really wasn't much room to just sit and relax down there. Overall, this campsite was beautiful and would definitely come back.

Hipcamper Karen
Karen O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
June 24th, 2018

Great camping spot in the woods as close to Lassen as you can get. Only a few other campsites were occupied and we had no one next to us at campsite 11. Trail down to the creek is right at the campsite, great fire pit, and Pit toilet is nearby. We booked this just hours before getting there and got a quick response!

Campsite 11
Hipcamper Yogesh
Yogesh P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 14)
July 7th, 2018

I would highly recommend this campsite. It’s very well maintained and is located very close to Lassen NP (about 9 miles). Campsite itself leads to a good forest hiking trail and has a creek flowing right next to it. So there’s lots to do around. Jillian and co are great people. They helped us with everything and made sure we were settled in our campsite. I’d definitely stay again.

Hipcamper Jacinda
Jacinda C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 15th, 2018

This is a great location that is close to many trails and creeks! We explored Mills creek which is only a mile from our campsite. The drive to Lassen National Park was only about 20 mins! The campsite is easy to find and has all the necessities; only downside was that the campsites were right next to each other and not as isolated as we would’ve liked. Campsite 6 seemed like a great isolated site though. There are overall around 17 campsites. However, it was still great! We stayed at campsite 14 which was close to the creek, trail, and pit toilets. Campsite 5 had the flush toilets (free) and showers ($1/6 mins). There were no trash cans so you have to bring your own bags and throw it out at the Mills Creek Resort! The campfire was wonderful and worked for our needs, and we were able to fit 3 tents around it. At night, you can also see the stars quite nicely! Overall, it was a great experience, and when we checked in at the Mills Creek Resort, the hosts were very nice and informative.

Hipcamper kristina
Kristina C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 7th, 2018

The service is amazing from the owners. Quiet, private campsites/it was very nice to have showers and bathrooms; they could have been kept up better, though. Also, warm water gave out. Still was a wonderful stay!!

Hipcamper Marie
Marie S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 14)
July 8th, 2018

Jillian and her crew were great hosts. A very family friendly down home vibe. Really nice to be able to walk up to the Inn and grab a beer while our kiddo played on the playground with other guests. We had planned to cook over the fire but our campsite was one of the few without a permanent grill and they promptly found us a portable grilling surface so we could cook out. Will definitely be coming back here!

Hipcamper LAURALEE
Lauralee B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9)
July 10th, 2018

What an unexpected gem. Reasonable prices, quiet and nice site locations. Even had cell phone connectivity. A plus.


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