Lassen Creek Campground


Lassen is a lovely little campground near the obsidian mines.  It is currently under discussion for decommissioning.

This is an open area camping as there are no designated camp-sites.  Fire rings are located throughout the area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 04/16/2019: Campgrounds may not be accessible due to wet and muddy conditions. No services, pack-in pack-out.
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.
Fees No fee.
Open Season: Facilities open as weather permits; usually mid -May to late October.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Water and garbage service are not provided. Bring enough water for drinking, cooking and washing as well as extra water to drown campfires each day. Please take all trash, garbage and dog droppings with you when you leave. Dogs on leash only. Please clean up after your dog. Camping limit 14 days.
Closest Towns: Alturas, 44 miles.
Water: None provided
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Warner Mountain Ranger District - 530-279-6116

General Information


From Alturas go north on US Hwy 395 approximately 20 miles to Davis Creek. Turn east on County Road 11 and continue approximately 9 miles to County Road 30/Modoc Backcountry Discovery Trail and turn left/north. Continue north approximately 15 miles to the campground on the right.

Alternately, continue past Davis Creek to Co. Rd. 47, turn right (east) and follow the few signs to the campground.

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