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Manzanita Lake

Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
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Sublime perfect day

The Manzanita Lake area makes a wonderful daytrip for anyone visiting Lassen Volcanic Park. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Overland Park, Ks
Worth your time to see

The lake is absolutely beautiful and the hike less than 2 miles around and mostly level. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rochester, New York
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Lake at the North Entrance to the park.
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  • Average13%
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Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Manzanita Lake area makes a wonderful daytrip for anyone visiting Lassen Volcanic Park. A 1.5-mile natural path circles the lake for gorgeous views all the way around. The hike took my group about an hour and may be the only flat, easy hike in...More

1  Thank JulieCirlin
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lake is absolutely beautiful and the hike less than 2 miles around and mostly level. The opportunity for spectacular photography of Mt. Lassen presented itself several times and have become some of my favorite pictures. The hike is near the north entrance to the...More

Thank AnOutdoorEnthusiast
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy trail around the lake with excellent views.A good start to visiting the park and very near the entrance off the highway from Redding.

Thank ranjivc
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful,comfortable and clean cabins. But remember,this is "roughing it." No electric or toilet in cabins. Cabins come equipped with raised bed,table/chairs,propane heater wall unit,and lantern. Nice,large and private sites with outdoor table and firepit. Camper store with things you forgot.(But don't forget to much,it is...More

1  Thank barryPleasanton_ca
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Breathtaking view of Lassen from the lake. Kayaking was peaceful and perfect for the afternoon. Rainbow trout jumping from the lake, with stunning massive rocks and trees within the lake to explore. Many trails to get lost on and connect to nature. Cabins are adorable,...More

1  Thank Lora B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Is is a beautiful lake at the north entrance of the park. They have kayaks and paddle boards for rent. There is a small store there. It is at about the lowest elevation i the park so the snow melts earlier tare so the lake...More

2  Thank John Y
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Climbing Lassen Peak is a challenge and exploring the volcanic mud pots and fumerols in Lassen National Park is a lot of fun, but hanging out at and strolling around Manzanita Lake is the best part if any visit! The lake is just inside the...More

3  Thank Alba Linda P
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This is a wonderful park. Not as crowded as Yosemite. The rangers have time to answer a variety of questions. Walking around this lake is easy, felt like a mile. The views were great all the time. There was even kayak renting available. I general...More

1  Thank Aprilfoolizzy
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I love this sweet little lake. It is a small mountain lake, quiet and peaceful, with just a few people enjoying non-motorized boats like kayaks and canoes, practicing their catch-and-release fly fishing, having picnics at one of the few wooden picnic tables, and hiking on...More

4  Thank HappyTrails12345
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We enjoyed a leisurely hike around the lake. Lots of people on the lake in kayaks, looking like they were having fun. The trail is mostly flat. At times it's not quite clear which way to go, but we figured it out. The Park Service...More

1  Thank Karen S
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