Cave Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Cave Campground is right on Hat Creek and across the road from the Subway Cave. There are 46 overnight camping sites; all with picnic tables, fire rings and barbeques. Cave Campground offers Hat Creek fishing access with free day use parking. 


Sites 1 - 16 are open year around. Sites 17-46 are open April through mid-October. Water is shut off during winter months. All sites are first come first serve, no reservations are needed.

Hat Creek offers some of the best fishing on the Lassen National Forest. There are plenty of day hiking trails and interpretive information that can be found at the Old Station Visitor Center

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The North Loop is open year around.  Come and enjoy a stay in this family friendly campground and perhaps take a walk through the Subway Cave or drop a line along the Fisherman's Trail.
Operational Hours: Cave Campground sites 1 thru 16 and site 30 will remain open for the winter.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Since potable water and flush toilets will not be available, the fee will drop from $16 a night to $10 a night.
Open Season: Varies
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: 14 day limit
Closest Towns: 23 miles to Burney and 1 mile from Old Station.
Water: Available
Restroom: Flush / Vault
Information Center: Old Station Visitor Center


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

trailer/tent camping, stream fishing and hiking

Status: Open


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Camping trailer yes
Toilets flush when fully open/vault
Picnic tables in each site
Parking day use parking in campground
Tent camping yes
Interpretive Site Explore the Subway Cave lava tube
Drinking water drinking water when campground fully open