The snow is finally starting to melt off the mountains in and around Lassen Volcanic National Park, and it’s time for folks interested in outdoors adventures to take advantage of the wonderful camping available right in the Park. We’re talking, of course, about Manzanita Campground, which is located near the lake pictured in this one-minute video from the National Park Service:
The campground has ninety-two actual camping sites, some of which are available on a first-come/first served basis. (4 day advanced reservations are required for the other sites.) These are not “glamping” sites with upscale amenities like utility hook ups and such. They just have your basic picnic table, fire pit and (don’t forget!) a bear box.
But all is not primitive: Nearby campground services include flush-toilets in restrooms, park rangers who lead interpretive programs and campfires, canoeing, hiking, swimming, kayaking, off-road parking, recycling, a dump station, fishing, a camper store, hot showers, museums, and a picnic area,
Stop at the Loomis Museum, which is ½ mile away, to learn about current interpretive programs available.