Lost Creek Group Campgrounds

Lassen Volcanic National Park


Manzanita Lake and Lassen Peak


Lost Creek Group Campground, Lassen Volcanic Natiional Park

Lost Creek Group Campground

Lassen Volcanic National Park
Attractions and Activities

Groups who choose Lost Creek Group Campground are near Manzanita Lake and many other park attractions.

  • Visit beautiful Manzanita Lake for fishing and non-motorized boating.
  • Make the exhilarating 5-mile hike to the summit of Lassen Peak.
  • Join in Ranger-led Programs, including nature walks, campfire programs, Starry Night ranger-led programs, astronomy programs, Lassen Dark Sky Festival, August 11-13, 2017, and snowshoe hikes.
  • Drive out to Butte Lake and walk the 1.6-mile Cinder Cone Interpretive Trail or hike to the summit of Prospect Peak (3.1 miles one-way).
  • Make the Auto Tour of the park, stopping at sites such as Sulfur Works, Bumpass Hell Overlook, Devastated Area, and Chaos Crags.
  • Spend time in Loomis Museum, which features historic photos of Lassen's last eruption.
  • Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center has exhibits about the park's volcanic activity. The Visitor Center includes a nice cafe and a gift shop.

Key Lost Creek Group Campground Regulations

  1. Build campfires only in provided fire rings.
  2. Collect only dead and down wood as firewood.
  3. Secure all food and similar items in bear-proof lockers.
  4. Generators may only be operated from 8 AM to 10 AM, Noon to 2 PM, and 5 PM to 7 PM.
  5. Quiet Hours extend from 10 PM to 6 AM.

Lost Creek Group Campground

Lost Creek Group Campground is directly off the main park road, 5 miles south of Manzanita Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park. It was the only group campground not connected with a standard family campground, but in 2016 neighboring Volcano Adventure Youth Camp opened at the old Crag Campgrounds.

At Lost Creek Group Campground towering Ponderosa Pines offer plenty of shade for the 8 group campsites. The largest of the sites can accommodate up to 25 people.

Lost Creek Group Campground Basics
Lost Creek Group Campground Location: Highway 89 south of Manzanita Lake
Elevation: 5,700 feet
Nearby Cities: 53 miles from Red Bluff or Redding
Number of Sites: 8
Open - Closed: mid-June to late September; may close for special events
Min. &: Max. People per Site: 10 to 25 people
Vehicles per Site: 6 (or one bus)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Campground Office: (530) 595-6121

Reservations at Lost Creek Group Campground
Reservations Required: May be made up to 12 months in advance
Max. RV/trailer lengths: 40 feet and 40 feet
Wheelchair accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $60
Reservations: Lost Creek Group Campground
Check-in, check-out: 1:00 PM, Noon

Lost Creek Group Campground Amenities
Each Campsite: Three picnic tables, 3 food lockers, 3 fire grates, tap water
Campground: Vault toilets
Showers and Laundry: No
Dump station: Manzanita Lake
Campground Map: Lost Creek Group Campground Map (PDF download)
Attractions near Lost Creek Group Campground: Enjoy nearby hiking trails. Cool off with swimming and non-motorized boating at Manzanita Lake. Visit the Lost Creek and Devastated areas.

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.

Accessible Sites

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.



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