Can you camp free in Lassen Park?

Finding free camping near Lassen Volcanic National Park was critical for us to be able to spend two weeks in the area checking out all of the amazing, unique features that this national park has to offer. We were thrilled to find great dispersed camping within 5 miles from the parks south entrance!

How do you camp at Lassen National Park?

Within Lassen Volcanic National Park, visitors must camp in an established campground. It is unlawful to sleep overnight in a vehicle along park roads. Dispersed camping opportunities may be found in the nearby Lassen National Forest.

Can you camp anywhere in Lassen National Forest?

Camping is allowed anywhere on the Lassen National Forest, with the exception of designated no-camping areas (i.e. administrative facilities).

Is Bright Angels campground open?

From the South Rim, Bright Angel Campground is reached via the Bright Angel Trail or South Kaibab Trail. From the North Rim, Bright Angel Campground is reached via the North Kaibab Trail. Bright Angel Campground is open year-round.

Can you swim in Butte Lake?

Butte Lake Campground (elevation 6,100 feet) is located in the northeastern section of Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California. It is fairly remote and within walking distance of Butte Lake, which is popular for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming.

Are there showers at Lassen National Park?

Coin operated 24-hour showers are located at the Manzanita Lake Camper Store during the summer season. Where can I stay without camping in the park? Drakesbad Guest Ranch is open June to October and is located in Warner Valley.

Does Lost Lake Campground have showers?

Accessible trails, vault toilets, showers and fishing access. From Portland Oregon: Take Highway 84 for approximately 58 miles, exiting at #62.

What time does Manzanita Campground open?

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check-in/Check-out time: 1 p.m.
Reservations: 11 of the 18 campsites can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking

Do I need a permit to camp at Bright Angel Campground?

Reservations/permits Camping below the rim in the Grand Canyon requires a backcountry permit, which you can get up to four months in advance of your trip. The park receives about 30,000 requests for backcountry permits each year but issues around 13,000 permits — the earlier you start planning, the better!

How do I book a campsite at Bright Angel Campground?

A Backcountry Permit is required to stay overnight at Bright Angel campground. Phantom Ranch is less than 1/2 mile from the campground and has a snack bar. You can also have dinner at Phantom Ranch Lodge, but reservations are required in advance (303-2978-2757).

How much time do you need to see Lassen National Park?

Spend more than one day in the remarkable park if you are able. If not, this one-day tour will provide opportunities to see many park highlights. Drive through the park on Highway 89. The 35-mile scenic drive takes about one hour if you don’t make any stops.

Is there swimming at Lassen National Park?

Swimming and picnic area on the north shore of Summit Lake. The park is home to more than 200 lakes and ponds and several creeks. Several lakes are accessible from park roads with most scattered throughout the park interior. Swimming and wading is allowed in park lakes and creeks, except park hydrothermal areas.