Lassen Volcanic

Summer/Fall 2021

brochure Lassen Volcanic - Summer/Fall 2021

Summer and Fall Visitor Guide to Lassen Volcanic National Park (NP) in California. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Lassen Volcanic Guide National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Lassen Volcanic National Park Summer/Fall 2021 Keep Wild Animals Wild Stay with or Store Your Scented Stuff Black bears at Lassen Volcanic are beginning to associate humans and our stuff with food. Bears that obtain human food—even once—may become aggressive. Learn how all visitors can help prevent closures and protect Lassen's bears on page 14. Explore Your Park in... Four Hours One Day Two or More Days Half a day is just enough to enjoy several Highway Highlights (pg 3) along the 30-mile highway that connects the northwest and southwest entrances. Plan an hour drive time without stops. A full day gives you time to enjoy multiple Highway Highlights (pg 3) and at least one hike in the Southwest or Manzanita Lake areas. More time provides the opportunity to enjoy longer hikes and a full day in one of the more remote areas of the park. View directions on back page. Take a hike (pg 8-9). Parking is limited at trailheads along the highway and can fill up early. Consider arriving early; going mid-week; or choosing an equally scenic, but less-popular trail. Marvel at the Painted Dunes and lava rock-lined Butte Lake. Enjoy a picnic (pg 6). Pick up supplies or grab ready-to-go items at the Manzanita Lake Camper Store or Lassen Café in the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center (pg 4). Explore a remote hydrothermal area with a hike to Devils Kitchen, Boiling Springs Lake, or Terminal Geyser (p 8) in Warner Valley. Take in the sights, sounds, and smells of Sulphur Works Hydrothermal area (pg 3). Walk the Devastated Area Interpretive Trail (pg 8) and uncover the dramatic story of the 1914-1915 Lassen Peak eruptions. Stop for a photo or a picnic at Manzanita Lake. Park at the day use area off the campground road. View a map of the Manzanita Lake Area in the park brochure. Spot Lassen from the shores of Juniper Lake or climb to the active fire lookout atop Mt. Harkness (pg 9). Cast a fishing line (pg 6) in one of the park's many lakes. Marvel at the Milky Way (pg 6) under Lassen Volcanic's dark night sky. Be Prepared for Modifications to Services and Facilities Learn more about how Lassen Volcanic National Park is responding to COVID-19 and how you can recreate responsibly on page 13. Inside This Guide Places to Go Services & Facilities Things to Do 2-3 4-5 6-7 Hiking Camping For Kids & Families 8-9 10-11 12 Recreate Responsibly Protect Yourself & the Park Getting Around 13 14-15 16 This visitor guide is made possible through support of the Lassen Association. Places to Go North Designated Wilderness Area Pacific Crest Trail Information site Wheelchair-accessible Unpaved road Hiking trail Ranger station Food service Self-guided trail Cell service area Campground Picnic area Primitive campsite TH Trailhead 0 2 Kilometers 1 0 1 2 Miles Butte Lake Volcano Adventure Camp Butte Lake Lost Creek Butte Lake 13 Northwest Entrance Cinder Cone Chaos Crags 14 Painted Dunes Loomis Museum Hot Rock 12 Cluster Lakes Fantastic Lava Beds Boat Launch TH Manzanita & Summit Lakes Manzanita Lake { Fantastic Lava Beds E Snag Lake Devastated Area 11 10 TH Summit Lake Twin Lakes Summit Lake North * Lassen Peak Summit Lake Summit Lake South Terrace, Shadow & Cliff Lakes Southwest 8 Horseshoe Lake Lake Helen Juniper Lake Emerald Lake 6 Bumpass Hell Little Hot Springs Valley 2 Sulphur Works Mill Creek Falls Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center Cold Boiling Lake 9 Kings Creek Kings Creek Falls Drakesbad Guest Ranch Devils Kitchen Southwest Warner Valley Juniper Lake Juniper Lake TH Boiling Springs Lake Southwest Entrance Getting Around An area map on page 16 includes distances and travel times from nearby communities as well as directions to the Butte Lake, Warner Valley, and Juniper Lake areas. SW Southwest Area 6700 ft (2042 m) elevation The steep, rugged terrain in the Southwest Area offers dramatic vistas, moderate to difficult hikes including Lassen Peak Trail, and access to the best-known hydrothermal areas in the park: Sulphur Works and Bumpass Hell. ML Manzanita Lake Area (plus Summit Lake) 5800 ft (1768 m) elevation | 6700 (2042 m) elevation Located in the northwest corner of the park, Manzanita Lake offers the most amenities and is popular with campers and families. The largest campground in the park is a short walk from Manzanita Lake, the Camper Store, and Loomis Museum. The popular Summit Lake Campgrounds and Trailhead are located 12 miles southeast of Manzanita Lake. The busy trailhead is popular with backpackers and stock users. 2 Warner Valley { Mount Harkness Terminal Geyser BL Butte Lake Area 6100 ft (1859 m) elevation This remote landscape is dominated by the jagged Fantastic Lava Beds and barren Cinder Cone volcano. The hike to its summit is both challenging and unforgettable. The campground and day use area provide a great base for hiking, backpacking, swimming, and boating. Plan an hour drive time from the Northwest Entrance. WV Warner Valley Area 5600 feet (1707 m) elevation This narrow valley features a number of hydrothermal areas and the historic Drakesbad Guest Ranch. Enjoy easy to moderate hikes to remote hydrothermal areas including Devils Kitchen, Boiling Springs Lake, and Terminal Geyser. Plan a 90-minute drive time from the Southwest Entrance. JL Juniper Lake Area 6790 feet (2070 m) elevation This remote, high-elevation landscape contains the largest lake in the park and an active fire lookout. A campground and day use area offer great starting points for hiking, backpacking, swimming, and boating. Plan a 90-minute drive time from the Southwest Entrance. Highway Highlights The 30-mile Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway connects the northwest and southwest entrances of the park. Plan for an hour drivetime without stops. Travel the highway in either direction and enjoy numerous roadside highlights. Highway Highlights match numbered markers along the road. Markers also correspond to stops in the audio tour and road guide. 2 Sulphur Works Follow a sidewalk to the park's most accessible hydrothermal area. 6 Brokeoff Volcano Vista Can you spot the rim of the former Brokeoff Volcano in the remnant peaks that surround you? The parking area also serves as the Bumpass Hell Trailhead and is often full. 8 Lassen Peak Parking Area and Viewpoint Experience the majesty of Lassen Peak from the highest point on the park road at 8,512 feet. 9 Kings Creek Meadow Scenic Pull-out Get your camera ready for this popular stop where Kings Creek meanders through an expansive meadow at the foot of Lassen Peak. * North Summit Lake Picnic Area and Loop Trail Enjoy a picnic, walk, or swim along the north and west shores of Summit Lake. Parking is available in pullouts outside the North Summit Lake Campground entrance. Roadside Audio Tour Delve into park history with a roadside audio tour. Download the MP3 files or Lassen Audio Tours podcast before your visit at go.nps. gov/lavo/audio. Or, purchase an audio CD at Lassen Association stores in the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center or Loomis Museum. Printed Road Guide For a more in-depth auto tour, you can purchase a printed park road guide Lassen Volcanic National Park: Auto Tours, Trips, and Trails at Lassen Association stores in the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center or Loomis Museum. Drive with Care • Protect wildlife by adhering to posted speed limits. • Use pullouts to enjoy the view. 10 Hat Creek • Pull over if taking your time; there are no passing lanes in the park. 11 Devastated Area Give 3 Feet to Bicyclists Don't miss this area's fantastic fall colors. Use the crosswalk to access hidden Hat Creek meadow. Can you tell what animal used to live here? Discover the story of devastation and forest recovery following Lassen Peak's 1915 eruption on this short, self-guided walk. 12 Hot Rock Snap a photo with this several-ton rock that photographer B.F. Loomis reported was too hot to touch after it was ejected from the crater of Lassen Peak in 1915. California law requires drivers give three feet as they pass bicyclists on the road. Can't give three feet? Treat the bicyclist as you would a vehicle in front of you and wait to pass until you can give three feet. 13 Sunflower Flat, Nobles Emigrant Trail Step foot on a spur of the California National Historic Trail. 14 Chaos Crags and Jumbles Scenic Pull-out Imagine a rock slide racing nearly 100 miles an hour down the slopes of this group of dome volcanoes. Recently Viewed NPS Mobile App Save Lassen Volcanic for Offline Use The NPS App is the new official app for the National Park Service with tools to explore more than 400 national parks nationwide. Download at Once you have downloaded the app, toggle the button on the Lassen Volcanic homepage to save for offline use. Internet access is extremely limited in the park. 3 Services & Facilities Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center Manzanita Lake Camper Store Loomis Museum Most services and facilities are accessible daily between June and September. Fall hours and seasonal closures begin in mid-October. There are two visitor centers in the park. The Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center is located at the Southwest Entrance and the Loomis Museum is located one mile from the Northwest Entrance. Food is available at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center and the Manzanita Lake Camper Store, which also offers camper services and unleaded gas. Be Prepared for Modifications to Services and Facilities Find current information about services and facilities outside the Loomis Museum and Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center or online at Learn more about how Lassen Volcanic National Park is responding to COVID-19 and how you can visit responsibly on page 13. SW Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center ML Loomis Museum Explore exhibits, purchase souvenirs, or enjoy a casual Park information is available outside the museum in meal at this year-round visitor center. The 20-minute the Loomis Plaza. Educational items are available at the park film can be viewed online this year at Lassen Association store inside. lavo/film. ML Manzanita Lake Camper Store Lassen Café & Gift Located at the entrance to the Manzanita Lake Browse the gift shop for souvenirs including arts and Campground, the store offers camping supplies, gifts, crafts from local artists or enjoy café offerings. hot and cold food, gasoline, showers, and laundry. An ATM is located inside the Camper Store. Lassen Association Store Open during visitor center hours Browse books, maps, trail guides, videos, and educational gifts at the Lassen Association store. All profits benefit the park. Wi-Fi Free Wi-Fi is available at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. You must open a browser and agree to terms of use to connect to NPS Visitor WiFi. Please note that bandwidth is very limited during the summer months and service may be slow or unavailable during busy times. Electric Vehicle Charging Station Two level 2 electric vehicle charging stations are available in the Kohm Yahmah-nee Visitor Center parking area. Payment is accepted only through the free Liberty Hydra app. Please move your vehicle when charging is complete to allow others to use it. Learn more at 4 Showers and Laundry Coin-operated showers and laundry machines are available at the Manzanita Lake Camper Store. A change machine is located in the laundry room. Gasoline Unleaded gas is available behind the Manzanita Lake Camper Store. Gas may be purchased with a credit card 24 hours a day. Note that there is no gas available within 30 miles of the Southwest Entrance. Dump Station A dump station is located on Manzanita Lake Campground Road. Fee is $8. Holders of Senior and Access passes receive a 50% discount. ML Lassen Crossroads This open-air pavilion highlights features of the Lassen region. The site offers large vehicle parking and can be used for carpooling into the park. The site is open daily between 7 am and 3 pm and gated at all other times. Entrance Fees Your park fees provide funding for park projects that improve and enhance the park for all visitors. Manzanita Lake camping cabin Pass Phones and Cell Service Cell service (AT&T and Verizon) is very limited in the park and surrounding areas. View spots with limited coverage on the map on page 2. Pay phones are located outside the Manzanita Lake Camper Store and the Loomis Museum (payment by calling card only). An emergency phone is located in the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center 24-hour vestibule. Lost and Found Leave a found item or report a lost item at the Kohm Yahmah-nee Visitor Center or Loomis Museum. Lodging Overnight accommodations are available at Drakesbad Guest Ranch in Warner Valley in the summer season only. Lodging is available within numerous communities around the park (see map on pg 16). WV Drakesbad Guest Ranch This historic ranch offers lodging, dining, a thermal-heated pool, and horseback riding. Reservations required, call (866) 999-0914. ML Manzanita Lake Cabins Rustic, 1-room, 2-room, and bunk cabins are available. For reservations call (866) 999-0914 or visit Check-in inside the Manzanita Lake Camper Store. Cost Valid for 1-7 Days Vehicle Pass $30 Motorcycle Entry Pass $25 Individual Entry Pass $15 Annual Passes Lassen & Whiskeytown Pass $55 Valid one year from month of purchase at Lassen Volcanic and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Interagency Pass $80 Valid for entrance to all federal recreation sites for one year from month of purchase. Military Pass Free Available to active duty military members and their dependents. (in-person only) 4th Grade Pass Free Available to all U.S. 4th graders with a valid Every Kid Outdoors paper pass. Lifetime Passes Access Pass Available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Senior Pass Lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. Free (in-person) $10 (by mail) $80 (in-person) $90 (by mail) $20 (one year) Access for People with Disabilities A complete list of accessible services and recreation opportunities is available at visitor centers and online at ô Trails with access for users with limited mobility include: Devastated Area Interpretive Trail (with audio description), Sulphur Works hydrothermal area, and Lassen Crossroads information area. − Accessible campsites are available at Manzanita Lake, Summit Lake North, and Butte Lake Campgrounds. Accessible camping cabins are available at Manzanita Lake. Assisted Listening Devices are available for auditorium and amphitheater presentations. Audio description is available for the park brochure, visitor center exhibits, and the park film. Ask a ranger for assistance. 5 Things to Do Summit Lake Lake Helen picnic area Ranger-led Programs Information about daily program offerings will be posted outside the Loomis Museum and Kohm Yahmah-nee Visitor Center, when available. Hiking Climb volcanoes, marvel at hydrothermal areas, explore lakeshores, and so much more. Choose from a selection of easy to strenuous day hikes listed by park area on pages 8 and 9. Swimming The high-elevation lakes in the park offer a refreshing reprieve from summer heat. Lake Helen, Juniper Lake, and Butte Lake often remain cool year-round. Entering thermal waters is prohibited and extremely dangerous (learn more on page 7). Tread Lightly on Lakeshores and Wetlands Help protect these sensitive habitats by staying on hard surfaces and off of flowers. Learn more on page 15. Picnicking Enjoy lunch at any of the scenic spots along the park highway, or find a picnic table at Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, Lake Helen, Manzanita Lake, Kings Creek Picnic Area (charcoal disposal available), Butte Lake (charcoal grills available), or along the northern shore of Summit Lake. Backpacking Choose from over 150 miles of trails, pick up a free backpacking permit, then enjoy your night in Lassen Volcanic Wilderness. Learn more on page 11. Experience Wilderness Venture just beyond the highway to enter Lassen Volcanic Wilderness and experience nature at its wildest. In 1972, 75% of the park received Congressional Wilderness Area designation, a status afforded to just 5% of America's public lands. Wilderness is managed to minimize human influence and preserve natural conditions. View Lassen Volcanic Wilderness Area on the park map on page 2. 6 Kayakers on Manzanita Lake Wildflower Viewing Blooms appear May through September in park meadows and valleys, and along lakeshores. View a wildflower guide at or purchase one at Lassen Association stores (pg 4). Learn how you can help foster park wildflower populations like the rare Lassen Paintbrush on page 15. Biking Bikes are welcome on roads and parking areas (not on hiking trails). There are no bike trails in the park. Helmets are highly recommended for adults and are required under California law for children age 17 and younger. Biking on the park highway is recommended only for experienced riders; there are no shoulders or bike lanes. Road cyclists must ride single file and be attentive to passing vehicles that may not be aware of cyclists. Bicyclists may also use the gravel roads into Butte and Juniper Lake areas and Warner Valley road (13 miles pavement then 3 gravel). See map on page 16. Boating Boating is popular on Manzanita Lake, Butte Lake, Summit Lake, and Juniper Lake. Only non-motorized watercraft are permitted. Put in and take out is restricted to designated boat launches at Manzanita and Butte Lakes. Watercraft are not permitted on Boiling Springs Lake, Emerald Lake, Reflection Lake, and Lake Helen. Children under 13 years of age must wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket. Fishing 2021 California free fishing days: 7/3 and 9/4 California fishing regulations apply to all areas within the park. A California license is required; children under 16 years of age do not require a license. Fishing is not permitted at Manzanita and Butte Lake boat launch areas or in Manzanita Creek above Manzanita Lake (to protect nesting birds, spawning fish, and their habitats). Fishing in Manzanita Lake is limited to catch and release with artificial lures (no bait) and a single, barbless hook only. Lakes with trout species include: Manzanita, Butte, Horseshoe, Ridge, Terrace, Summit, Snag, and Crystal. Creeks with fish include: North Fork Bailey, North Arm Rice, Hat, Hot Springs, Kings, Summit, and Grassy. Milky Way over Chaos Crags Stargazing You can enjoy Lassen's dark night skies anywhere you find open sky. Bumpass Hell and Devastated parking areas offer wide views of the sky and are located just off the park highway. Lake Helen, Manzanita, Summit, and Reflection Lakes often offer spectacular, mirror-like reflections of the starry sky. The darkest nights afford the best views of the Milky Way—the cloud-like stretch of stars that crosses the sky from east to west. For the best experience, dress warmly and use flashlights minimally, your eyes will adjust to the darkness and stars will appear brighter. Explore the Area Subway Cave This 1/3-mile, self-guided loop begins on top of a lava flow before descending down into a lava tube, named for its similarity to a subway tunnel. Bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes; the cave is completely dark and the floor is rough and jagged. View the map on page 16 for directions from the Northwest Entrance (15 mi / 20 min) to the trailhead in Lassen National Forest. Burney Falls The 129-foot Burney Falls is the centerpiece of nearby McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park. The waterfall and stream are fed by large springs that are commonly associated with areas covered by recent lava flows. The park is located 43 miles north of the Northwest Entrance on SR-89 (55 min) and charges an entrance fee. Sulphur Works Hydrothermal Areas Lassen Volcanic National Park contains eight hydrothermal (hot water) areas. The roaring fumaroles, thumping mudpots, boiling pools, and steaming ground in these areas are produced when water is heated by magma three miles underground. These features are related to active volcanism and are indications of the ongoing potential for further eruptions. Sulphur Works is easily accessed via a short, paved walk along the park highway, near the Southwest Entrance. The 16-acre Bumpass Hell basin is the largest hydrothermal area in the park. Get there via a moderate, 3-mile round-trip hike from the park highway (pg 9). Cold Boiling Lake is a dying hydrothermal area that is better described as a cool, bubbling lake. Get there via an easy, short hike from the park highway (pg 9). The more remote Devils Kitchen, Boiling Springs Lake, and Terminal Geyser (not a true geyser, but a spring flowing over a steam vent) include features similar to Bumpass Hell in a wilderness setting. Hike there from the Warner Valley Trailhead (pg 8). You can often see steam rising in Little Hot Springs Valley and below Pilot Pinnacle from overlooks along the park highway in the Southwest Area. There are no trails to these areas. Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway One of only 42 All American Roads in the nation, this 500-mile route connects Lassen Volcanic and Crater Lake National Parks. The volcanic activity of the Cascade Mountain Range has created unique geological formations that can only be seen in this part of America. Learn more at Circle of Discovery A circle of seven national park sites within northern California and Southern Oregon contains a vast array of resources from America's oldest trees and deepest lake to hydrothermal areas, ice caves, and dramatic waterfalls. Learn more at Don't Get Burned For your safety, stay on established boardwalks and trails. Ground in hydrothermal areas can look solid but may actually be a thin crust hiding pools of acidic, boiling water or mud. Visitors have been severely injured traveling off-trail in park hydrothermal areas. 7 Hiking There are over 150 miles of trails in Lassen Volcanic and each one offers its own reward. Below is a selection of day hikes in the park. Information about additional trails including backpacking routes is available at park visitor centers. *Elevation change is the difference from beginning and ending elevation and is not a cumulative total of gain or loss. Average Level of Difficulty: Easy Moderate Moderately Strenuous Manzanita and Summit Lakes Area Level of Difficulty Strenuous Round-trip Distance (mi) Elevation Change (ft)* Echo Lake ^ Trail climbs through forest and woodland before arriving at Echo Lake; offers spectacular views of Lassen Peak. Trailhead 1/2 mile north of North Summit Lake campground. 4.4 416 Paradise Meadow ^ Trail follows a creek up a narrow ravine and ends at a meadow lined by talus cliffs. Trailhead across highway from Hat Creek Meadow. 2.8 700 Devastated Area Interpretive Trail ô u Accessible path with signs about the effects of the 1915 Lassen Peak eruption. Excellent for families or those unable to take longer trails. Trailhead at Devastated parking area. 0.5 0 Lily Pond Interpretive Trail u Easy trail skirts Reflection Lake and a lily pond. A trail brochure and corresponding posts highlight the plants and trees in the area. Trailhead across from the Loomis Museum. 0.6 0 Manzanita Creek Trail climbs gently through firs and pines; switchbacks to a meadow alongside Manzanita Creek; then ends in a meadow with views of Eagle Peak, Vulcan's Castle and Loomis Peak. Trailhead at end of Manzanita Lake Campground road. 7.0 1,110 Manzanita Lake Easy, mostly flat trail wraps around Manzanita Lake. Superb views of Lassen Peak and Chaos Crags. Great for birdwatchers, wildflower enthusiasts, and families. You can pick up this loop trail from the boat launch area or behind the Loomis Museum. 1.5 0 Chaos Crags and Crags Lake Climbs gently through forest along thinly forested edge of Chaos Jumbles. The trail continues down a steep path to the lake which is often dry in the summer. Trailhead 0.1 miles after turnoff to Manzanita Lake Campground. 4.0 850 4.0 846 Devils Kitchen Trail gradually crosses through meadow and forest to a circuit that winds through mudpots, steam vents, fumaroles, and milky Hot Springs Creek. 4.2 440 Boiling Springs Lake Trail climbs gradually through meadow and forest to the lake. Steam vents under the lake keep the water around 125 degrees. Good wildflowers and bird viewing. 1.8 300 Terminal Geyser Continues from Boiling Springs then follows the Pacific Crest Trail. Drops steeply to a clearing where a stream runs over a steam vent (not a true geyser). 5.8 610 Butte Lake Area Cinder Cone u Exposed path of sand-like loose cinders skirts the Fantastic Lava Beds and the Painted Dunes before climbing steeply to the summit with spectacular views of Lassen Peak and the eastern park. Trailhead to the right of Butte Lake boat ramp. Warner Valley Area All trails below begin from trailhead across from Warner Valley Campground u Self-guided Interpretive Trail 8 ô Wheelchair Accessible Trail ^ Parking limited; arrive early or visit on weekdays LASSEN V Your Safety is Your Responsibility □ Bring water □ Wear sturdy boots □ Pack a map and compass □ Check the weather forecast XP E Protect wildlife and your pet. Leashed pets are permitted only in developed areas: roadways, parking lots, campgrounds, and picnic areas. Learn more on page 14. Explore Safely ARK LP NA No Pets on Trails NIC NATI CA O OL LO FE LY RE SA □ Carry sun protection; dress in layers □ Watch for altitude sickness (p 14) □ Tell someone where you are going and when you will return □ Stay on trails or boardwalks in hydrothermal areas (pg 7) Southwest Area Level of Difficulty Round-trip Distance (mi) Elevation Change (ft)* Brokeoff Mountain Mostly steep, forested trail climbs to the shoulder and then to the top of Brokeoff, providing excellent panoramic views of the park and surrounding area. Trailhead ¼ mi south of Southwest Entrance Station. 7.4 2,600 Mill Creek Falls Rises and falls through the red fir forest to an overlook of the falls. Continue across the creek to reach the top of the falls. Trailhead behind Kohm Yah-mah-nee Amphitheater. 3.6 307 Ridge Lakes Steep trail climbs up a ridge and then through a ravine to Ridge Lakes nestled in a basin between Brokeoff Mountain and Mt. Diller. Trailhead at Sulphur Works parking area. 2.0 1,045 Bumpass Hell Trail ^ This trail is wide and relatively flat to the Bumpass Hell basin overlook. From the overlook, the trail descends 300 feet into the basin where hikers can explore the hydrothermal features from a boardwalk. Trailhead in Bumpass Hell parking area; parking is very limited. 2.6 300 Lassen Peak Exposed, steep trail of loose rock switchbacks up a ridge to the peak. Great views along the trail and superb panoramic views from the top. Trailhead at Lassen Peak parking area. 4.8 1,957 Cold Boiling Lake ^ Easy trail passes through forest and meadow to this dying hydrothermal area in an alpine basin. Tiny gas bubbles escape Lassen's hydrothermal system below, making it appear to be boiling. Trailhead at Kings Creek Picnic Area. 1.4 40 Kings Creek Falls ^ Trail crosses through Kings Creek Meadows and forests before dropping steeply down to the cascades and falls. Trailhead 1 mile north of Kings Creek Picnic Area. 3.0 500 Terrace, Shadow, and Cliff Lakes ^ Rocky trail through the basin between Reading Peak and Lassen Peak. Lakes offer good swimming. Trailhead halfway between Lassen Peak parking area and Kings Creek Meadow. 3.4 700 Mount Harkness Climbs though forest and open woodland to the peak. A staffed fire lookout and panoramic views are found at the top. Trailhead adjacent to Juniper Lake Campground. 3.8 1,246 Crystal Lake Short ascent winds through forest to this small tarn in a rocky basin. Trailhead 0.3 miles north of Juniper Lake Campground. 0.8 380 Inspiration Point Climbs through forest, meadow patches, and a sunny bench section. The summit rewards hikers with stunning views of Lassen, Prospect Peak, Cinder Cone, and Mount Harkness. Trailhead 50 feet east of Juniper Lake picnic area parking. 1.4 400 Horseshoe Lake Easy trail climbs gently to a saddle between Juniper and Horseshoe Lakes. Good fishing. Trailhead at Juniper Lake picnic area. 2.8 240 Juniper Lake Area Indicates a National Trail or part of one 9 Camping Lassen Volcanic contains eight campgrounds. Juniper Lake and Southwest are first-come, first-served only. Other campgrounds are reservable during the peak season. Group campsites always require a reservation. Campsites fill by Friday afternoon on holiday weekends. Manzanita Lake, Summit Lake, and Juniper Lake are generally the first to fill. Camping in Vehicles Camping in self-contained vehicles is allowed in the Southwest parking area only with campground payment for each parking space occupied. Camping or overnight vehicle parking in pullouts, parking areas, picnic grounds, or any place other than a designated campground is not permitted. Campground Butte Lake # Elevation Sites 6100’ Group sites Juniper Lake 6800’ Group sites Manzanita Lake Camping Cabins Twenty rustic cabins located adjacent to the Manzanita Lake Campground are available by reservation only. Learn more on page 5. Services and Dump Station In-park services including pay showers, laundry, and a dump station ($8) are available near the Manzanita Lake Campground. There are no hookups in the park. Dry Camping Drinking water and flush toilets are not available when dry camping is in effect. Water systems are turned off for winterization; they cannot function when temperatures are consistently below freezing. Reservable^ Daily Fee 101 6/4-9/6 $22 6 6/4-9/6 $62 18 $32 Lost Creek Group 5900’ 8 6/11-9/20 $62 Manzanita Lake 5900’ 179 5/21-10/11 $26 4 5/21-6/28 9/7-10/12 9/7-10/18 $15 • $12 • • 6/25-10/4^ • • $72 k • • ô k • • 7000’ 46 6/25-9/13 $24 Summit Lake South 7000’ 48 6/25-9/13 $22 Southwest Walk-In 6700’ 20 Warner Valley 5600’ 17 6/4-10/11 ô k • k • k ô k • Summit Lake North 10 End date reflects last night for camping. Dry Fee 6/25-10/4 2 Group sites Dry Camping Not Reservable Vault Toilets Southwest Walk-in and Juniper Lake campsites (except group sites) are available on a FCFS-basis only. Sites may not be held for someone who has not arrived. When water is turned off at a campground in the fall, all sites become FCFS only. Please pay by check or credit card to help limit cash transactions to reduce risk during COVID-19 response. Holders of Senior and Access passes receive a 50% discount on dump station and camping fees, except for group campsites. Flush Toilets First-Come, First-Served Sites (FCFS) Campsite Payment and Discounts RV Sites Reservations are recommended for all reservable campsites. Sites that are not reserved during the reservable period, may be used for first-come, firstserved camping for a single night only. Reservations are required for all group sites. Reservations must be made through online or by phone (877) 4446777, at least four days in advance. Park staff cannot assist with reservations. Accessible Reservations $16 10/12- snow closure $15 9/14-9/27 $15 mid-Oct* $16 $16 • • • • • ^Reservations are required for all group sites. *Southwest is open year-round. Protect Bears Prevent Closures Stay with or Store Your Scented Stuff Campground Regulations • Check-in any time, but sites may not be available until noon. Check-out time is noon. Backpacking Bear Resistant Food Storage Required • A maximum of two vehicles are allowed at each campsite,

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