Lassen Volcanic National Park
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Visiting Lassen Volcanic National Park

If you are planning on camping at Lassen National Park, you'll have plenty of options for RV camping, camping cabin accommodations or tent camping plus all the amenities at the nearby KOA campground. There is a lot to see in this park, including volcanoes, different geothermal features, and unique lakes and hikes, so you will want to plan a few days to visit and explore it all!
This area has experienced volcanic activity for millions of years and visitors can see evidence of the existing hydrothermal areas, with boiling springs and lakes, steam vents and mudpots within the park. There are four types of volcanoes in the world, cinder cone, composite, plug dome, and shield, and all four are found in Lassen Volcanic National Park! The largest hydrothermal area of the park is Bumpass Hell Trail where you can see bubbling pools, steam vents and mudpots. Visit Devil’s Kitchen, a Warner Valley area hiking trail, to see Hot Springs Creek, boiling springs, and hear hissing sounds from the cracks and steam vents coming from the ground. Another short hike from Warner Valley Trailhead is to Boiling Springs Lake, a milky lake that has a temperature of around 125 degrees with mudpots and steam vents around the shore. Sulphur Works is the most easily accessible hydrothermal area in the park, where you can see steam vents and mudpots viewable from a sidewalk.

Experiencing Lassen Volcanic National Park, in Northern California

Lassen offers more than 150 miles of hiking trails for various ability levels. If you're looking for a challenging hike with great views of the park, climb Brokeoff Mountain Trail or to the top of Lassen Peak. For a moderate hike to a waterfall, try the Kings Creek Falls Trail or the Mills Creek Falls Trail. Lassen also offers hikes to a few different lakes, visitors can take an easy hike to Manzanita Lake and even try fishing here. Or visit Butte Lake area and trailhead and nearby Fantastic Lava Beds, Painted Dunes and Cinder Cone. Other lakes to visit include Juniper Lake, a popular place for swimming and Summit Lake, easily accessed from the Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway. Another easy trail is to Devastated Area Interpretive Trail where you can learn about the Lassen Peak eruption in 1915 and the associated activity and aftermath visible today. All visitors should consider that snow and winter weather conditions carry into the summer months so plan accordingly for a visit to this park as many trails and roads will still have some snow on them until June.

Lassen National Park weather is generally mostly winter or summer conditions, spring and fall are usually short transitional seasons here. Winter weather usually lasts from November to May/June in the higher elevations of the park and summer conditions are usually enjoyed from late June to October. You will want to plan the timing of your trip accordingly. The closest KOA campground to Lassen Volcanic National Park, the MT. Lassen/Shingletown KOA Holiday, is open from April through December and has cozy fire rings at your site to enjoy during any time of year and weather condition. You will find numerous amenities and fun activities available throughout your entire stay including recreational fun and themed events.

Things to Do and See in Lassen Volcanic National Park


Boiling Springs Lake

Take this short hike from the Warner Valley Trailhead to a milky lake with mudpots and steam vents around the shore. This lake is around 125 degrees!

Bumpass Hell

This is the largest hydrothermal area in this national park. See steam vents, mudpots, and bubbling pools in this area.

Butte Lake


Chaos Crags


Cinder Cone


Cold Boiling Lake


Colorful Painted Dunes


Devastated Area Trail


Devil's Kitchen

Warner Valley area hiking trail that takes visitors to Hot Springs Creek and boiling springs, mudpots, steam vents, hissing sounds from steam coming up from cracks in the ground.

Fantastic Lava Beds


Juniper Lake


Kings Creek Falls


Kohm ah-mah-nee Visitor Center


Loomis Museum


Manzanita Lake fishing


Mills Creek Falls


Mount Diller


Mount Lassen


Snag Lake


Sulfur Works

Most easily accessible hydrothermal area in the park, see steam vents and mudpots viewable from a sidewalk.

Summit Lake


The Terminal Geyser Trail Hike


Warner Valley Trailhead

Fun Facts About Lassen Volcanic National Park

Keep an eye out for scenery from the Lassen Volcanic National Park Area featured in these films:

Nearby Attractions to Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lake Shasta

Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark

McArthur-Burney Falls State Park, Burney, California

Shasta Dam

Subway Cave Lava Tubes, Lassen National Forest

Wild Horse Sanctuary, Shingletown, California

KOA Campgrounds Near Lassen Volcanic National Park

With over 500 KOA campgrounds in the United States and Canada, you'll find 1 KOA campground near Lassen Volcanic National Park.
KOA Holidays

Mt. Lassen / Shingletown KOA Holiday

7749 KOA Road, Shingletown, California

Camping near Lassen Volcanic National Park At The Mt. Lassen / Shingletown KOA Holiday

The natural landscape of this KOA reflects the beautiful geography of the area. This shady, peaceful campground is nestled among cedars, oaks and pines at an elevation of 3,900 feet. Nearby Lassen Volcanic National Park, McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park and Lake Shasta are among the numerous opportunities for sightseeing, hiking, stargazing and photography.  Spend  the day fishing at Hat Creek or just relax around the campground.  Swim in our heated pool, play basketball, beach volleyball, horse shoes, tether ball, rent pedal carts or swing on the cool tree swing.  Don't miss our new birding area.  This campground offers spacious RV sites, featuring back-in and full-hookup Pull-Though sites up to 65 feet. Our deluxe patio sites include a BBQ grill, patio table and chairs. Deluxe Cabins have full kitchen and bath, A/C and heat. Linen is provided for the main bed. Camping Cabins offer A/C and heat and are located near the restrooms.  Linens or sleeping bags are available for a rental fee at all cabins upon request. Tent sites are available with or without electricity.  All sites have fire pits and picnic tables. Even your dog will enjoy our large K-9 dog area with its obstacle course. 
Every camper is treated like family. Come and stay awhile. 

Your hosts: Jim, Diana and the amazing staff

Mt. Lassen / Shingletown KOA Holiday

Open April 1 to October 31 More Details

Camping at Mt. Lassen / Shingletown KOA Holiday

* The directions provided are estimated, please confirm directions to and from the KOA to your destination.

Mt. Lassen / Shingletown KOA Holiday Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 65' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/24 - 9/16)
  • Propane
  • Firewood
  • Bike Rentals
  • KampK9®

Unique Amenities

  • Children's Playground
  • K-9 Park
  • New half-court basketball
  • New sand volleyball court
  • New tetherball court
  • Pedal Cart Rentals ($)
  • Planned Activities Available
  • Small market and gift shop
  • Tree Swings
  • Two horse shoe pits
  • WiFi

Hours / Operation

Open April 1 to October 31

All Sites

Check-in: 3:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Accommodations, RV Sites, Tent Sites, Rental Unit

Check-in: 3:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am


Reserve: 530-474-3133
7749 KOA Road
Shingletown, CA 96088
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