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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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Southwest Campground


season:  all year (open with snow Oct-May)

elevation: 6700'

cost: $14 per night for a campsite


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Southwest is a walk-in campground.  Parking is in the main parking lot for the visitor center, and the campsites are in the forest down from the parking.  The walk in is maybe 100'

Walk-in campgrounds are usually different culturally; they often attract hikers, and are usually cleaner and quieter.

The Mill Creek Falls trail starts in the north edge of the campground, and many other trailheads are within a short drive  There are flush toilets and piped water during the snow-free season.

Except for the parking lot, the scenery is excellent here.  This is a very good campground for hikers.