Lassen Volcanic National Park
July 6-10, 2023
Registration opens Thursday, June 1, at 7am.
The Rainbow Sierrans are excited to return to Lassen Volcanic National Park for a long weekend of hiking, camping, stargazing and swimming in pristine mountain lakes.
Local outdoor guru Tom Stienstra describes the glories of Lassen Volcanic National Park, one of his top ten overnight locations, in his Northern California Outdoor Getaway Guide:
"I saw a vacationer wearing a T-shirt that said 'expect a miracle.' …In Lassen Volcanic National Park, the miracle has already happened, a place where everything fits together perfectly...streams, meadows, waterfalls, volcanic peaks, pristine wilderness lakes, boiling volcanic pots...deer and bear, hawks and quail. ...Lassen has it all."
The campout will feature a variety of daily hikes (from moderate to strenuous) through this scenic and geologically fascinating park. Some hikes pass through areas of geothermal activity (such as Bumpass Hell), others scale peaks and wooded areas, with numerous opportunities for swimming in cold water. Other activities can include kayaking, swimming, relaxing, birding, stargazing, camaraderie around the campfire, and a potluck dinner one evening. We hope you will join us for what promises to be a wonderful extended weekend in a magical location.
Trip leaders: Julie Sigoloff, Kris Anderson, Paget Valentzas,
Fine Print: Registration will open on Thursday, June 1 at 7 a.m. Please read the following information to make sure this trip is right for you before registering.
Cost: $75 per person. You must be a Rainbow Sierrans member to participate.
Medical Form: You must fill out this form and attach it to your registration.
Important Note: The hiking options may be more limited than usual due to the extraordinary snowfall this winter as well as residual effects of the 2021 Dixie Fire.
Pets: No pets are allowed. Not even emotional support or therapy dogs.
Tent camping: This is a tent only site. Motor homes, trailers, campers or other recreational vehicles are not permitted in Group Camp parking areas.
Campground amenities: Lost Creek Group Campsite includes vault toilets, picnic tables, bear-proof food lockers and a water spigot.
Nearby amenities: Pay showers, flush toilets, camp store, kayak rentals and Loomis Visitor Center are located 5 miles away at Manzanita Lake.
Lassen Volcanic National Park https://www.nps.gov/lavo/index.htm
Lost Creek Campground: http://tinyurl.com/gw9w8xz