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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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Willow Lake Campsites


season:  June-Oct (snow Oct-May)

elevation: 5400'

cost: $0


current weather

These are campsites requiring a Campfire Permit for any fire including stoves, but unlike most this does have a pit toilet.

The turnoff sign for Willow Lake has been painted camouflage to make it less visible, so one may think something really nice is up here, and you would be correct.

Willow Lake is gorgeous, and its adjoining wetlands are full of birds.  Lots of red-winged blackbirds, and sometimes even sandhill cranes.

The campsites are in deep red fir forest, but next to open meadow and lake views.  There is a really nice hike-in campsite a half mile in on the trail to Terminal Geyser.

Spring water is available at the end of a short trail downstream from the lake.

Be sure to read Leave No Trace Principles