Lassen National Forest Guide

Grab your swimming suit, hiking boots, and fishing gear and head to the Lassen National Forest located adjacent to Lassen Volcanic Park. Bring your binoculars to go bird-watching and some old clothes to go caving when you visit this area near Susanville, California. This forest covering more than 1.2 million acres is also a great place to go stargazing. You can find many fun places to explore in the area, which is surrounded by California’s Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. 

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Lassen National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Lassen National Forest

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How to get to Lassen National Forest

Address: California 44 West, Susanville, California 96130

Fee: Entry fee $0

Lassen National Forest is a unique place to go fishing, hiking, and caving. Next door is Lassen Volcano National Park. There are so many beautiful things to see in this area that you will want to bring your RV and stay as long as possible. RVshare.com is a great resource for when you need to select the right vehicle to meet your travel and camping needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Lassen National Forest

What is the closest town to Lassen National Forest?

Susanville is one of the closest towns to Lassen National Forest. Mineral and Chester are also towns in the nearby area where campers can get a bite to eat or stock up on supplies.

Does Lassen National Forest offer free camping sites?

Yes, there is free camping in Lassen National Forest. Dispersed camping is allowed and is free within the forest. There are also developed campgrounds where people can pay to camp and have a few extra amenities.

Can you kayak, canoe, or raft in Lassen National Forest?

Yes, you can kayak and canoe in Lassen National Forest. There are several lakes including Lake Almanor where visitors can canoe, kayak, and otherwise play on the water.

What type of wildlife lives in Lassen National Forest?

Wildlife in Lassen National Forest includes black bear, raccoons, bobcats, martens, mountain lions, chipmunks, and more. There is also a variety of birds and fish that you'll find in the forest.

Is Lassen National Forest open all year round?

Yes, Lassen National Forest is open year-round. There are roads and other services which are not open in winter, due to the snow, however.