U.S. Forest Service provides update on Eagle Lake Recreation Area concessionaire

Eagle Lake Recreation Area is an important part of the Lassen National Forest community. As many know, there have been concerns brought forward to the Eagle Lake Ranger District and the Lassen Superintendent’s Office. LNF would like to issue an update on that situation.

After much consideration and negotiation, the vendor permit with Lassen College Foundation has been suspended. Forest Service staff and camp hosts will be running the campgrounds until further notice.

Christie Campground will be closed due to lack of staffing. Merrill, Eagle, West Eagle and Aspen Grove Campgrounds are open and are accepting reservations. Water is available at these sites.

The Marina store will be closed until further notice. Marina restrooms will be open for Memorial Day Weekend only. Water at the Marina will be available from Memorial Day weekend until the season ends.

The low water dock will be installed when the water is calmer. Because of low staffing, we ask that you be prepared to pack in and pack out trash in case waste containers are full. LNF also recommends bringing extra toilet paper and sanitary wipes.

The Eagle Lake Ranger District has received interest from several potential vendors who would like to manage the recreation area. When an update is available, a news release will be issued.