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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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Manzanita Lake Campground


season:  June-Oct (snow Oct-May)


cost: $18 per night for a campsite


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This is the biggest campground (179 sites) in the Park, and the only one with showers (at the camper store).

Manzanita Lake is very pretty.  There is the Loomis Museum, and the Camper Store within convenient walking distance.  The best hiking trails are a fairly long drive from here, however.

The campground has small sites, and may feel cramped and crowded.  The air can be polluted with campfire smoke on still mornings in summer.  Manzanita Lake has more of an urban feel which is comforting to many, but more outdoorsy people may prefer a backcountry campsite, or one of the smaller campgrounds.

Note: Loops A & C are reservable; Loops B & D are first-come, first served.