Area Status: Open
Eagle Campground is located in the Eagle Lake Recreation Area of the Lassen National Forest. This recreation area has five campgrounds, three designated day use areas and a marina on the south shore of Eagle Lake. All of these recreation facilities are connected by a 5.2 mile paved hiking/bike trail. The Osprey Overlook, another day use area in the recreation area, can be hiked or driven to 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 at the southwestern end of the lake, and the Modoc Plateau of the Great Basin at the northeastern end. This unique location offers diverse landscapes, geology, wildlife and vegetation.
Eagle Campground is located in a mature conifer forest of pines and firs, on the southern shoreline of Eagle Lake, 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.
Facilities: Within Eagle Lake Recreation Area, Eagle Campground is the closest campground to the marina/boat launch that offers RV/trailer camping sites. Eagle’s other distinction is its location in an exceptional stand of tall pines. There are 30 reservation sites, 20 walk-in sites, two small group sites and two sites that have electric and water hook-ups.
Each site is equipped with a paved parking spur (except #50/gravel), table and campfire ring/grill.
An RV Dump Station Facility is conveniently located about 2.5 miles away with a $5 dump fee.
The paved bike path is connected to this 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 prepared to your order, and boat launch is located about one mile from the campground.
At a Glance
||Reservation can be made online at Recreation.gov. Reservations must be made 4 days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 months in advance for the standard campsites and up to 12 months in advance for the group site.
||Interagency Passes are accepted and can be purchased at Eagle Lake Ranger District (530)257-4188
||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 to Eagle Campground. Located on Gallatin Road, Eagle Campground is located approximately 1 mile from the intersection.
Fees will be collected at the campground for extra vehicles
Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground
The Lassen National Forest has many other recreational opportunities and the Lassen Volcanic National Park is an easy day’s drive to and from Eagle Lake Recreational Area.