Manzanita Lake

Manzanita Lake

Lassen Peak reflected in Manzanita Lake
Location Lassen Volcanic National Park, Shasta County, California, US
Coordinates 40°32′01″N 121°34′04″W / 40.53371°N 121.56780°W / 40.53371; -121.56780Coordinates: 40°32′01″N 121°34′04″W / 40.53371°N 121.56780°W / 40.53371; -121.56780
Basin countries United States

Manzanita Lake is a lake located in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Located near the park entrance, the lake is open for fishing and has rainbow, brown and brook trout.[1]

Manzanita Lake was formed when Manzanita Creek was dammed 300 years ago by a rock avalanche from the northwest slope of the Chaos Crags, which also resulted in the debris formation known as Chaos Jumbles.[2]

The area around the lake features the Loomis Museum, a campground, and the Manzanita Lake Naturalist's Services Historic District.

See also


  1. "Manzanita Lake". Wild Trout & Catch-and-Release Waters. California Department of Fish and Game. 2003. Retrieved May 12, 2006.
  2. Hill, Richard L. (2004-10-01). Volcanoes of the Cascades: Their Rise and Their Risks. Falcon. pp. 86–87. ISBN 978-0-7627-3072-8.
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