Camping

All of the Eagle Lake Recreation Area campgrounds are located on Eagle Lake and many sites are waterfront. The campgrounds offer a great way to experience the area providing quick access to Eagle Lake, the Marina, and the 5.2 mile paved bike and hiking trail, all while staying in the pines of the beautiful Lassen National Forest surrounded by local wildlife. Our campgrounds are clean, safe and staffed by friendly, helpful hosts. We now offer RV hook-ups, tent only, large group, and other specialized camping sites – there is something to suit every camper.

All of our facilities have flush toilets, trash collection, drinking water, and firewood for sale. Each campsite has a fire ring, grill, and picnic table. The Eagle Lake Marina is no further than five miles from any site and offers additional amenities such as hot showers, laundry, and groceries. There is a dump station located across the street from Merrill Campground and is available to all in the area for a $5.00 fee. Interpretive programs, such as guided nature walks, movie nights and Junior Ranger programs are also offered to all of our campers during the peak season.

Many of the sites are available for reservation by calling Reserve America at 877-444-6777 or by going to www.recreation.gov.

Learn more about our campgrounds:

Merrill Campground

Merrill is the largest campground on Eagle Lake with 173 sites and is only two miles from the Marina and Gallatin Beach. It was renovated in 2005 and now offers full and partial hook-ups, grey water dump areas and longer, wider parking spurs. We can accommodate anyone’s needs.
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Aspen Campground

Aspen is our smallest campground and walking distance to the Marina and Gallatin Beach. This tent-only area offers a unique camping experience. Though small, the campground has the most diverse landscape – from pines to Aspen trees and many sites are dappled with beautiful rock outcroppings.
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Christie Campground

Christie Campground boasts 69 spacious RV & tent friendly sites and marks the end of the Eagle Lake Recreation Area paved hiking and biking trail. It is just five miles from the Marina and right next door to the Christie Day Use Area, which offers picnic tables and grills right on the lakeshore.
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Eagle Campground

Eagle Campground’s 50 sites are only ½ mile from the Marina and waterfront, making it popular with fishermen and families alike. Eagle offers a variety of spacious and shaded sites to suit anyone’s needs. Nine of the sites are recommended for tents only due to the limited parking space, but the rest of the sites will accommodate both RV’s and tents.
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West Eagle Group Campground

West Eagle has two large group sites rated for 75 to 100 people. Both sites have private restrooms and beach access (where you are welcome to moor your boats for no fee). Each site has plenty of picnic tables, large fire rings, and grills. RV’s and tent campers alike are welcome and the Marina and boat launch area are only ¾ of a mile down the road. This is the perfect setting for family reunions, church camps, or work place getaways.
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Crater Lake Campground

The Lassen College Foundation also manages Crater Lake Campground located on the Lassen National Forest. Crater Lake Campground is located in an extinct volcano with small, crystal-clear lake, perfect for float tubing/fly fishing for trout. Although there is no host, there is drinking water, vault toilets and trash removal for the 17 sites available. All of the sites have fire rings, grills, and picnic tables. There are no reservations available for these sites and they are $10.00 per night.
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