Manzanita Lake, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Manzanita Lake is a lake located in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Located near the park entrance, the lake is open for fishing and has rainbow, brown and brook trout.
Manzanita Lake was formed when Manzanita Creek was dammed 300 years ago by a rock avalanche from the northwest slope of the Chaos Crags, which also resulted in the debris formation known as Chaos Jumbles.
The area around the lake features the Loomis Museum, a campground, and the Manzanita Lake Naturalist's Services Historic District.

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  • This lake is literally at the base of MT lassen. You can swim, canoe, sup board, and fish. The reflection on a calm mourning with a cup of coffee in hand will be a memory you won't forget.  more »
  • We went here in June '19 as the first stop along the PNW Volcano trail. There was a camping ground near Manzanita that we stayed at and thoroughly enjoyed. There is a easy hike to be taken around the....  more »
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  • Beautiful Lake with an easy loop around. Very accessible. Trees surrounding the area are so tall. And majestic.
  • The view is breathtaking.

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