Volcano Adventure Camp

Lassen Volcanic National Park


Manzanita Lake and Lassen Peak


Lost Creek Group Campground, Lassen Volcanic Natiional Park

Neighboring Lost Creek Group Campground

Lassen Volcanic National Park
Attractions and Activities

Youth groups camped at Volcano Adventure Camp are only a short distance from all the attractions around Manzanita Lake.

  • Relax along the shores of beautiful Manzanita Lake. Try fishing and non-motorized boating.
  • Make the exhilarating 5-mile hike to the summit of Lassen Peak.
  • Take advantage of 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 around 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.
  • Drop in to the Loomis Museum, which features historic photos of Lassen's last eruption.
  • Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center has great exhibits about the park's volcanic activity. The Visitor Center includes a nice gift shop and a cafe.

Key Volcano Adventure Camp Regulations

  1. Campfires are only allowed 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 run from 10 PM to 6 AM.

Volcano Adventure Camp

Volcano Adventure Camp is open for summer 2017 at the site of the old Crags Campground. The new youth group facility is dedicated to providing the younger generation with opportunities to learn about the outdoors and the fascinating features of the park. The camp is intended for a wide range of youth groups, including scouts, school groups, and other youth organizations.

Volcano Adventure Camp has two group areas, each with five tent cabins, a covered cooking and picnic pavilion, and a shared amphitheater/campfire circle. The camp is designed to reduce the cost to youth groups who want to enjoy the outdoors by providing many basic amenities. Campers will find restrooms and shower facilities at the site.

The Volcano Adventure Camp builds upon Lassen Volcanic National Park's Youth Camping Program. For more than 15 years the program has been providing facilities and resources for non-profit organizations that serve at-risk or underserved youth, allowing them to experience the outdoors at Lassen. The youth program is a join effort between the park and the non-profit Lassen Park Foundation.

Volcano Adventure Camp Basics
Volcano Adventure Camp Location: Highway 89 south of Manzanita Lake
Elevation: 5,700 feet
Nearby Cities: 53 miles from Red Bluff or Redding
Number of Sites: 2
Open - Closed: mid-June to late September; may close for special events
Min. &: Max. People per Site: To be Announced
Vehicles per Site: TBA
Pets: On leash, always attended
Campground Office: (530) 595-6121

Reservations at Volcano Adventure Camp
Reservations Required: Reservations may be made up to 12 months in advance
Max. RV/trailer lengths: TBA
Wheelchair accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: TBA
Reservations: See Volcano Adventure Camp
Check-in, check-out: 1:00 PM, Noon

Volcano Adventure Camp Amenities
Each Campsite: Covered cooking area and picnic tables, tap water, bear-proof storage lockers, 5 tent cabins
Campground: Vault toilets, showers, campfire circles
Showers: Yes
Dump station: Manzanita Lake
Attractions near Volcano Adventure Camp: Set out along nearby hiking trails. Enjoy swimming and non-motorized boating at Manzanita Lake. Visit Lost Creek and Devastated areas. Tour the Visitor Center. Hike to the summit of Lassen Peak.

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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