Manzanita Lake Campground is a large recreational facility in the Lassen Volcanic National Forest in Mineral, California. There are 179 campsites at Manzanita Lake, and they're all just walking distance from Manzanita Lake. The campground sits at almost 6,000 feet, with sites positioned among towering pine trees. Two vehicles and up to three tents are allowed at each campsite, and some campsites accommodate RVs up to 45 feet. If tent camping isn't your style, there are several charming cabins to rent at Manzanita Lake Campground, too.
If Fido likes camping, bring them along too, but just be sure to keep them on a leash and never leave them unattended during your stay. If you plan on hiking during your trip, it's important to know dogs are not permitted on any of the trails within the Lassen Volcanic National Forest. Dogs also aren't allowed in any of the cabins.
You and your dog will enjoy all sorts of comforts and amenities during your time at the Manzanita Lake Campground. Each site comes with a picnic table, a campfire ring, and a bear-safe food locker. Other campground features included coin-operated laundry, hot showers, and drinking water, but there are no hookups for RVs. If you happen to forget anything, you can stock up on groceries, camping supplies, gasoline, and an ATM at the Manzanita Lake Camper Store. Within one mile of the campground, you'll also find kayak rentals, a dump station, and a gift shop.
No motorized boating is permitted on Manzanita Lake, but campers are welcome to kayak, canoe, or fish on the water, although a catch-and-release policy is in effect. If you fancy a hike, there are more than 150 miles of trails to explore around the campground. Opt for the Lily Pond Nature Trail for a leisurely 0.5-mile stroll, or trek the seven-mile Brokeoff Mountain Trail for a more challenging excursion.Every vehicle entering the park must also pay a $20 fee in addition to the $26 nightly rate, but the cost is well worth it to get to stay at the Manzanita Lake Campground!