Cave Campground

Lassen National Forest

Manzanita Lake and Lassen Peak

Hat Creek Campground, Lassen National Forest

Cave Campground

Lassen Volcanic National Park
Attractions and Activities

  • Take an Auto Tour of the park, stopping at sites such as Sulfur Works, Bumpass Hell Overlook, Devastated Area, and Chaos Crags.
  • Hike 5 miles up to the summit of Lassen Peak
  • Ranger-led Programs - nature walks, campfire programs, Starry Night ranger-led programs, astronomy programs, Lassen Dark Sky Festival Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 14, 2016, snowshoe hikes
  • Loomis Museum features historic photos of Lassen's last eruption
  • Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center has exhibits about the park's volcanic activity. Includes cafe and gift shop
  • Subway Cave, located just north of the park, is less than a half-mile long and explores the underground world of a lava tube. Bring a flashlight.

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Off-road Vehicles may not be operated in the campground
  2. Firewood: Avoid spreading pests by purchasing firewood locally.

Cave Campground

Cave Campground is found in the Lassen National Forest north of Lassen Volcanic National Park. The campground has a prettier setting than Hat Creek Campground, 2 miles to the south. Cave Campground is across the highway from the access road to Subway Cave, a 1/3-mile long lava tube that makes an interesting adventure. Bring a flashlight.

All 46 of the campsites are first-come, first served. Campsites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents.

Campground Basics
Location: Hwy. 89, 14 miles north of Lassen Volcanic National Park
Elevation: 4,330 feet
Nearby Cities: Redding - 62 miles, 1:06
Number of Sites: 46
Open - Closed: Site 1-16 are open year-round, others April through mid-October. (no water in winter months)
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 ($5 for each additional vehicle)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Hat Creek Ranger District: (530) 336-5521

No Reservations Available: First come, first served
Max. RV/Trailer Length: 30 feet
Wheelchair accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $16
Check-in, check-out: any time, Noon

Cave Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring, tap water
Campground: restrooms with flush toilets (vault toilets in off-season)
Showers and Laundry: no showers, laundry in nearby Old Station
Dump station: in Old Station
Nearby Facilities: Basic supplies in Old Station, Old Station Visitor Center, more in Burney, 24 miles north
Nearby attractions: Subway Cave, Splatter Cones Trail, Hat Creek, Pacific Crest Trail, Lassen Volcanic National Park, McArthur-Burney Fall State Park

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