Summit Lake South Campground in Lassen Volcanic National Park, California offers tent and small tent trailer camping near a lake. The campground is beautiful with large trees, flat campsites and easy access to the Lassen Volcanic Scenic Drive.
Summit Lake South Campground
- Summit Lake South Campground
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Number of Sites: 48
Location in the park: 12 miles south of Manzanita Lake, 17.5 miles north of Southwest Entrance.
Campsite cost: $22 / $15 when the water is turned off
Reservations: Yes, see below for more information
Latitude/Longitude: 40.3455° N, 121.6092° W
Elevation: 6695 feet
Accessible Sites: No, ADA site in Summit Lake North
Pets Allowed: Yes, pets must be on a 6ft leash, pets are not allowed on trails.Check here for more about pet regulations
Summit Lake South Campground Reservations
Are campground Reservations Available? Yes
Prior to 7/1, Loops A and E are first-come, first-served
Beginning 7/1, All campsites are reservable
Summit Lake South reservations (Loops C, D & E)
Reservations must be made at least four days in advance.
Phone Number? (877) 444-6777
TDD number – (877) 833-6777
How Far Ahead can you make a reservation? Reservations may be made a maximum of 6 months and a minimum of 4 days of your arrival date
First Come, First Served? Sites that do not have a reservation placard may be used for first-come, first-served camping for a single night only; a reservation may begin the following day.
Summit Lake South Campground Amenities
Flush Toilets: No, Pit toilets
Is wifi available? No
Is cellular Phone Service Available? No
Is camp host available on site? Yes
Is firewood available for purchase? You can buy firewood at the Manzanita Lake store
Amenities at each campsite:
Firepit in the site? Yes
Picnic Table in the site? Yes
Bear Box in site/area? Yes
Potable Water? Yes
RV Camping at Summit Lake South Campground
RV Length: No trailer or RV sites in the south campground (small tent trailers okay)
Dump Station: Closest dump station at Manzanita Lake
Generators: Generators may be used only from 8 am to 10 am; 12 pm to 2 pm; and 5 pm to 7 pm.
Hookups: There are no electricity, water or sewer hookups
How to get to Summit Lake South Campground
Summit Lake South Campground Regulations
The maximum number of people in a campsite: 6
The number of cars per campsite: 2 licensed vehicles and 3 tents per camp pad
Checkout time: 12 noon
Quiet Hours: Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Maximum Stay: limited to 14 days
Summit Lake South Campground Map
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Summit Lake South Campground Photos
E-loop is tents only; no generators allowed.
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