Manzanita Lake, Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Manzanita Lake is a lake located in Lassen Volcanic National Park. The name means "little apple" in Spanish.

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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  • We walked around Manzanita Lake, which was an easy mile and a half. This is a really beautiful lake, and we got some great pictures of reflections in the lake that day, in spite of the haze in the...  more »
  • Absolutely beautiful lake with an adjacent campground. I am not an outdoor camper, but I absolutely love this Lake. Stop here and stand and listen to The silence.  more »
  • 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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