Juniper Lake Campground is a wonderful little camping spot tucked away at scenic Juniper Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Campsites are on the southeast shore of the lake. Visitors enjoy hiking, kayaking, fishing, and swimming.
Some of the 18 campsites at Juniper Lake Campground are right along the shore with beautiful views of the lake and Lassen Peak. The tents-only campground is first-come, first served. There is no potable water.
The road to Juniper Lake Campground begins in Chester by Lake Almanor. The first half of the road is paved, while the last 7 miles are well-graded gravel. At times the gravel portion is rather narrow, unsuitable for large vehicles. The final half mile down to the campground is steep and narrow, not recommended for trailers, buses, or RVs. Juniper Lake has 2 lake-side group campsites. The horse camp with corrals and water troughs is up near the main access road, avoiding the steepest and narrowest sections of the tent campground road.
Enjoy Juniper Lake. Take the Mt. Harkness Lookout trail.
General Camping Information for Lassen Volcanic National Park
Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions.
Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate For visitors who are temporarily disabled or do not have their permanent accessible parking placard with them, pick up a temporary placard at the entrance station or a visitor center.
Juniper Lake Group Campsite
Juniper Lake Group Campground
Juniper Lake Group Campground has 2 tent-only sites located at the northwest end of the main campground. Each site can accommodate between 10 and 15 people. These sites must be reserved ahead of time. Each group site has 3 picnic tables, 3 fire grates, and 3 food storage lockers. Six vehicles may be parked at each campsite. Pets are allowed.
Juniper Lake Stock Corral has one site on the east shore of Juniper Lake. The last 6 miles of the road are rough and may be difficult for horse trailers. It is open from late June through mid-September. The site is available for a maximum of 8 animals, 10 people, and 6 wheeled-vehicles.
The camping area has a food locker and vault toilets, but no potable water. The site includes two metal panel corrals. Stock parties must camp at the corral site. Pets are permitted.
Check Lassen Park's website for further details: Juniper Lake Stock Corral