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Manzanita Lake

Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
Review Highlights
Nice Lake for a day trip

Good boating experience shallow lake & clear water. 2 star for restrooms. One of the best i have... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Pleasanton, California
Pleasant Overnight Stay

Stayed here overnight with our 30' travel trailer, traveling North and through Oregon on our... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Ventura, California
via mobile
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Lake at the North Entrance to the park.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“clear water” (4 reviews)
“lassen park” (10 reviews)
Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Good boating experience shallow lake & clear water. 2 star for restrooms. One of the best i have visited national park more clean then even of a Mall.

Thank navinnew
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Stayed here overnight with our 30' travel trailer, traveling North and through Oregon on our Yellowstone trip. It is a bit of a mountain drive from I-5, but well worth it - A true breath of fresh pine air! No hook-ups, water, sewer or cell...More

1  Thank Boatwhisperer
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is an easy and level hike around the lake. It was a nice departure from some of the other hikes within the park. Great photo opportunities all around the lake. If you are into birding, bring your binoculars as they were quite active in...More

Thank pamelamurphy180
Reviewed 9 October 2017

There are several lakes in Mount Lassen National Park, among which Manzanita is one of the largest. Worth a stop and a photo.

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Wonderful views of the Mt Lassen and watching fly fishermen in kayaks and off shore. A great easy walk after some of the more strenuous ones in the park

1  Thank rodnak
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We enjoyed our walk round the lake. The view was beautiful. Since the main road in the park was closed (snow) we had to go out the southern entrance and re-enter through the northern one. took us 3 hours!! The road is narrow and there...More

Thank Sigipooh
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We did the hike around the lake. The trail is flat, easy, and shaded....3 things you can't always say about trails in Lassen! (It IS in the mountains) The views from the lakeshore were wonderful. It took about 45 minutes to walk around and that...More

Thank stevevw31
Reviewed 18 September 2017

During our trip to Lassen Volcanic NP, we camped at Manzanita Lake Campground. Not having a reservation and not knowing that there are two of four loops, one tent only and one for RV use that are first come first serve, we were lucky enough...More

Thank thibbs1955
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to take sunset photos, as the Mt Lassen turns orange and reflects in the still water. Added bonus: the trail around the lake is easy and flat, which lets you easily move from one photo location to the next. For...More

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This was our first stop in Lassen National Park. We enjoyed a nice easy walk around the lake (~2 miles) and had gorgeous scenery to look at.

Thank Cora W
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3 September 2017|
Response from Susan F | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be difficult since it's not a paved path.
3 September 2017|
Response from JulieCirlin | Reviewed this property |
This trail is not paved. While it is fairly level, it is a dusty, dirt trail.