Area Status: Open
Aspen Campground is located in the Eagle Lake Recreation Area of the Lassen National Forest. This recreation area has five campgrounds, 3 day use areas and a marina on the south shore of Eagle Lake. These facilities are connected by a 5.2 mile paved hiking/bike trail. The Osprey Overlook, another day use area can be hiked or driven too for a scenic view of the southern end of Eagle Lake and the surrounding forest basin.
Natural Features: Eagle Lake is located where the Sierras meet the Cascades and the Modoc Plateau of the Great Basin. This unique location offers diverse landscapes, geology, wildlife and vegetation. Aspen Campground is located in a mature conifer forest of pines and firs, with a strip of aspen between the campsites and the lake's shoreline, at an elevation of 5,100 feet.
Recreation: Fishing for the Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout, a California Heritage Trout, is the primary recreational activity on Eagle Lake, but the 3rd largest natural lake in California (22,000 acres), provides for plenty of room for swimming, kayaking, skiing and all other boating activities by motor or sail. There are no 2-cycle restrictions for outboard boat motors or PWCs. Aspen Campground is adjacent to the designated, roped-off swim area at the Gallatin Beach Day Use Area.
Facilities: Aspen Campground is a tent-only designated campground. Camping vehicles of any type and generators are not allowed in the campground. Wheelbarrows are provided in order to assist you in moving your tents and other camping gear to and from your campsite. Eighteen sites, numbers 11-28 can be reserved and sites 1-10 are designated walk-in, first-come, first-served sites.
Each site is equipped with a table and a campfire ring with grill. The campground has flush toilets, potable water points, and firewood is available for purchase. The paved bike path runs through the campground. The Eagle Lake Marina store with gas, propane, fishing and camping supplies, rental boats, shower and laundry facilities and the South Shore Grill with hot food cooked to your order is an easy 10 minute walk from the campground.
At a Glance
||Peak season is from mid-May to the Labor Day. Walk-in only season is from Labor Day to December 31st.
||Reservations can be made by visiting Recreation.gov or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777
Reservations must be made 4 days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 months in advance.
|Rentals & Guides:
|| Boat rentals available at Marina store. Fishing guide service inquire at Marina.
||Standard Fees 20.00 per night. Interagency passes accepted. Senior Passes save 50%.
||May 15 - September 30
|| Quiet time is 10PM to 8AM.
|| Interagency passes accepted. Can purchase passes at Eagle Lake Ranger District.
||Lassen College Foundation
||Summer season contact: Lassen College Foundation (Concessioner) Eagle Lake Marina 530-825-3454 Off season: Eagle Lake Ranger District 530-257-4188
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Susanville, California, take Highway 36 west for 2 miles to County Road A-1. Turn north and continue 14 miles to the Eagle Lake Recreation Area. Turn right on Gallatin Road, the first highway you will come to in the lake basin, and follow the signs towards the marina and Aspen Campground.
The Lassen National Forest has many other recreational opportunities and the Lassen Volcanic National Park is an easy day’s roundtrip drive from Eagle Lake Recreational Area.