HAT CREEK, CA

Hat Creek is one of four campgrounds available in the Hat Creek Recreation Area, home to some of the area's best trout fishing. Scenic hiking trails and an active volcanic area can easily be accessed from the facility.The campground is situated next to Hat Creek in a mixed conifer...
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GRP GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 50 40
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Hat Creek is one of four campgrounds available in the Hat Creek Recreation Area, home to some of the area's best trout fishing. Scenic hiking trails and an active volcanic area can easily be accessed from the facility.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated next to Hat Creek in a mixed conifer forest at an elevation of about 4,390 feet. Pine needles, grasses and volcanic rocks cover the forest floor. Sites are widely spaced for privacy.

Recreation:

Hat Creek is popular for its trophy trout fishing. The cold waters of the creek allow for a refreshing play on hot summer days. Other popular activities in the area include wildlife viewing, hunting, backpacking, hiking and caving.

A variety of day hikes are available in the area, including the Spatter Cones Nature Trail, which is located just across the highway from the campground. The 1.5-mile loop trail provides hikers with a unique opportunity to explore craters, cones and crevices, as well as other geologic features left by the Hat Creek Lava Flow.

Nearby, visitors can take a self-guided tour of Subway Cave. The trail is less than a half-mile long and explores the underground world of a lava tube. Visitors are encouraged to bring flashlights for hiking through the cave.

Facilities:

Hat Creek offers three group campsites that can accommodate up to 50 people each. Individual sites are also available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as are accessible flush and vault toilets, utility sinks and drinking water. The RV dump-station is located 1.5 miles north of the campground behind the Old Station Visitors Center.

Nearby Attractions:

The campground is located about a mile west of the town of Old Station, and 12 miles east of the northwest entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park, where active, hissing fumaroles and boiling mud pots are continually shaping the landscape.

The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail can be accessed near the Spatter Cones Nature Trailhead.

Booking Window
Sun Oct 26 2014 - Thu Oct 22 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri Apr 24 2015 Sun Oct 11 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Utility Sinks
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 24 2015 -
Oct 11 2015
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $80.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.66778, -121.44556
40°40'4"N, 121°26'44"W

From Highways 44 and 89, go through Old Station and continue 1 mile west to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

HAT CREEK
LASSEN
  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)335-7517
Additional Information