Summit Lake South

National Campground
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Summit Lake South Campground (elevation 6,700 ft.) is conveniently located on the main road of Lassen Volcanic National Park. The campground is within walking distance of the small but scenic Summit Lake and eight miles from the 10,457-ft. Lassen Peak, the largest volcano in the park. Hikers will find one of the park’s major trails only 1/4-mile away from the campground and many more within a close proximity. Summit Lake South is on the opposite side of the lake from Summit Lake North Campground. Additional campsites available on a first come, first served basis with no reservation required. There are no electricity, water or sewer hook-ups. An entrance fee of $20 per vehicle is required. Campers must have a valid entrance permit/pass before camping 50 percent discount on camping fees applies only to lifetime pass holders; annual passes are not eligible. Be bear aware; food and scented products must be stored in the bear lockers provided at each campsite. Pets are not allowed on park trails and must be on a 6-ft. leash.

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  • Camp Store
  • Fire Pit
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Picnic Table
  • Potable Water
  • Restroom


  • Pet Friendly

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Summit Lake South


LASSEN VOLCANIC NP P.O.BOX 100, MINERAL, California, 96063