Tight, tight, tight! This campground within Lassen National Park is a tight squeeze for larger rigs! Interior roads and pads are paved, but are in poor condition and often unlevel. Sites are fairly close together and often offer little privacy. Summit Lake North is similar to Summit Lake South, each bordering opposite ends of Summit Lake and offering spectacular views from some sites. The southern version of this campground did offer wider roads and more easily accessible sites, however both parks are limiting to larger rigs. Lassen Peak is visible from some sites here, and one of the major trailheads in the park is accessible from both campgrounds. More primitive that Manzanita
Campground located at the western entrance, Summit Lake North is more central to the park. Although we enjoyed the lake views and hiking from this camp, we were disappointed with the lack of accessibility to other features of the park. Many of the park's features are only accessible via a 8+ mile hike (one way) and backcountry camping is prevalent here. We felt a little shortchanged by our stay, although the campground itself provided a primitive, scenic setting.
Best Sites: 5-6, 16-17, 22
Poor Sites: Interior sites
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: No