Summit Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park has two campgrounds - North (Loops A and B) and South (Loops C, D, and E). Campers at any of the sites have only a short walk to Summit Lake. Sites tend to be close together.
Many of the campsites may be reserved ahead of time, while those on Loops A and E are available for first-come, first served. Loop E is a tent-only campground area. Summit Lake also has a Stock Corral. Read vehicle limitations on the reservation site carefully before making a reservation.
Summit Lake, hiking trails, non-motorized boating, swimming
Prime reservations can fill quickly during the busy summer season, but with many the spaces open for first-come, first served, some campers prefer to take their chances and usually find a site at Summit Lake. Campsite size varies - many crowded close together - so for the best choice, arrive early.
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.
North Shore of Summit Lake
Summit Lake Stock Corral
Summit Lake Stock Corral has one site across the road from the North Summit Lake Campground. 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. Water for stock is available at the corral, but potable drinking water must be obtained at the main campground. 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: Summit Lake Stock Corral