Warner Valley Campground

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Manzanita Lake and Lassen Peak

Warner Valley Campground, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Warner Valley Campground

Lassen Volcanic National Park
Attractions and Activities

  • Take 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

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Bears: Store all food and similar items in bear-proof lockers, not in vehicles.
  2. Generators at Warner Valley Campground may only be operated intermittently from 8 AM to 8 PM.

Warner Valley Campground

Warner Valley Campground is hidden away 17 miles north of Chester in Lassen National Park. Views of Lassen Peak along the way make it a pretty drive. The rough entry road, however, is unsuitable for RVs or trailers. The campground is in the south-central part of the park. The Warner Valley Campground makes a good stopping place for those hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and for anglers interested in trying their luck in the creek, but it has little to make it stand out as destination in itself.

Visitors to the Warner Valley enjoy hiking through meadows and visiting hydrothermals such as 125 degree Boiling Springs Lake. Nearby Drakesbad Ranch offers day visitors horseback riding, massage, and dining.

Campground Basics
Location: 17 miles north of Chester, Lassen NP
Elevation: 5,650 feet
Nearby Big City: 88 miles east of Red Bluff
Number of Sites: 17
Open - Closed: mid-June through mid-October
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children), max. 3 tents
Vehicles per Site: 2
Pets: On leash, always attended
Campground Office: (530) 595-6121

No Reservations: first come, first served
Wheelchair accessible sites: None designated
Fees: $14, $10 after October 14
Check-in, check-out: 1:00 PM, Noon

Warner Valley Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring, tap water
Campground: Vault toilets
Showers and Laundry: No
Dump station: Closest in Chester
Campground Map: Warner Valley Campground Map (PDF download)
Nearby attractions: Trail to Corral Meadows, Drake Lake, Devil's Kitchen, Terminal Geyser, Boiling Springs Lake, Drakesbad Guest Ranch

Warner Valley, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Warner Valley and 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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