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Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park is one of my absolute favorite national parks. Here is some information on the locations I have been to & what it’s like to camp here during the summer. Let’s take a look at its beauty.

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Boiling Springs Lake

This unique lake is one to explore. It boils at 125 degrees. The trailhead begins at the west end of Warner Valley Campground. The trail is 3 miles long and goes through a meadow and the forest, and you come across the boiling lake. You can hear the lake boil, which is an amazing experience.

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Driving Through Lassen 

If you drive through Lassen, it is about 30 miles long. The Eastside entrance connects to the Northwest and Southwest entrances. The entrances are far apart from each other, but the views are so worth the journey.

Sulfur Works

It doesn’t always smell good but seeing steamed fumarole is pretty impressive. If you go to Lassen, be prepared to see these hydrothermal creations.

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Kings Creek Falls

I highly recommend hiking Kings Creek Falls; it is a spectacular waterfall. This hike was so beautiful; I was stunned by the views. The trail is only 3 miles. I wish I had taken more photos of this location, but you’ll have to hike it yourself and explore all its beauty.

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Lake Helen

This lake is right next to Lassen Peak. The water in this lake is so blue you can’t tell in this photo, but it’s very blue. I certainly enjoyed seeing the various lakes this National Park has to offer.

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Emerald Lake

This lake lives up to its name. A beautiful Emerald color. Lake Helen & Emerald Lake are neighbors, super close to each other, and you can hop from one to the next.

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Manzanita Lake Campground ⛺️

This lake is enormous & it has a campground which I highly recommend as a location for camping. The campground has a laundry room, showers, and a store. The store has a good selection of food, accessories, and souvenirs. If you are the type of camper who needs options, this campground has it all, and if you forget something, you’ll be covered.

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Manzanita Lake

Manzanita Lake is so pretty in the early morning. I recommend waking up before all the other campers if you decide to camp here. I took a walk around the campsite super early. Hearing all the nature around me, plus the views of this lake & the mountains, was spectacular, especially with very few people.

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Stargazing 🔭

Stargazing at Lassen is a must. During my visit, I attended one of Lassen’s Dark Sky Festivals. The festival included various telescopes, and being in the middle of the woods with these telescopes in the dark, watching the stars & getting to see some planets was cool. Festival or not, the stars from your tent will look wonderful. If you have experience with astrophotography, this is a place to take those night pictures. I am no expert, but I captured this quick shot of the night sky after the festival.

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An Amazing National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park is such a gem. People rarely mention this outstanding national park that deserves so much love. Lassen is unique, but it is unfortunate to see an increase in fires each year, and it is a very vulnerable location. You definitely must visit Lassen, especially when the trails are accessible. 

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