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We hike the trails of Lassen National Park and Caribou Wilderness.  Our maps are free to you, the hiker.


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Hat Creek Campground


season:  Apr-Oct (gate locked Nov-May)

elevation:  4500'

cost: $16 per night for a campsite


current weather

This is a big popular campground stretched along vigorous Hat Creek.  Hat Creek Campground is in more open forest than is Cave Campground just down the road, so it is rather warm in mid summer.  But more of the sites are away from Highway 89, so Hat Creek Campground is more removed from highway noise.

There is a mix of flush and pit toilets.  Piped water, and 75 campsites. 

Warm summer days and cool Hat Creek make for a desirable camping experience.  There is an interesting, but sunny and hot, interpretive trail to some thousands-of-years ago spatter cones in the Hat Creek lava flow, just across the highway from the campground entrance.

field checked June 2012