Lassen National Forest reopens developed campgrounds

The Lassen National Forest  is issuing Forest Order 06-20-13 that opens its developed campgrounds for camping. This Order supersedes Order Number 06-20-11 and will be in effect from Oct. 3 through Nov. 30. Portable lanterns and camp stoves using gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel that maybe now be used on our developed campgrounds. There is a ban in place on all campfires, outdoor BBQs, and smoking on the LNF.

The following developed campgrounds are open on the The Lassen National Forest.

Almanor Ranger District Campgrounds
Almanor North Campground (open until October 26), Battle Creek Campground (open until November 1), Butte Meadows Campground (open until November 1), Domingo Springs Campground (open until October 26), Echo Lake Campground (open until October 26), Legacy Campground (open until November 1). Potato Patch Campground (open until November 1), and Silver Bowl Campground (open until October 26).

Eagle Lake Ranger District Campgrounds
Butte Creek Campground (open year-round), Bogard Campground (open year-round), Crater Lake Campground (open year-round), Eagle Campground (open year-round), and Merrill Campground (open until November 1).

Hat Creek Ranger District Campgrounds
Cave Campground (open until November 30), and Hat Creek Campground (open until October 12).

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“Dispersed camping is not allowed on the LNF,” said Deb Bumpus, forest supervisor. “There are several developed campgrounds available the rest of the season to enjoy.”

The following persons are exempt from this Order:
1. Any Federal, State or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
2. Persons with Forest Service Permit No. FS-7700-48 (Permit for Use of Roads, Trails, Areas Restricted by Regulation or Order), specifically exempting this order.
3. Persons with a Forest Service non-special use written authorization to conduct non-recreational activities, such as harvesting timber or forest products, or grazing livestock.