MERRILL CAMPGROUND, CA

Merrill Campground is located in the Eagle Lake Recreation Area of the Lassen National Forest. This recreation area has five campgrounds, three designated day use areas and a marina on the south shore of Eagle Lake. All of these recreation facilities are connected by a 5.2 mile...
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates

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  • Fees will be collected at the campground for extra vehicles
  • Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground
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AREA MERRILL CAMPGROUND GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC 16 178 Pull-Through
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MERRILL CAMPGROUND GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC 16 172 Pull-Through
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MERRILL CAMPGROUND STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 74 Back-In
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*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Merrill Campground is located in the Eagle Lake Recreation Area of the Lassen National Forest. This recreation area has five campgrounds, three designated day use areas and a marina on the south shore of Eagle Lake. All of these recreation facilities are connected by a 5.2 mile paved hiking/bike trail. The Osprey Overlook, another day use area in the recreation area, can be hiked or driven to for a scenic view of the southern end of Eagle Lake and the surrounding forest basin.

The Lassen National Forest offers a variety of lakes, streams and wilderness areas for recreational opportunities. The forest offers miles of trails that are used for hiking, mountain biking, off-highway vehicle riding and in the winter months, snowmobiling.

Natural Features:

Eagle Lake is located where the Sierras meet the Cascades at the southwestern end of the lake, and the Modoc Plateau of the Great Basin at the northeastern end. This unique location offers diverse landscapes, geology, wildlife and vegetation.

Merrill Campground is located in a mature conifer forest of pines and firs on the southern shoreline of Eagle Lake, at an elevation of 5,100 feet.

Recreation:

Fishing for the Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout, a California Heritage Trout, is the primary recreational activity on Eagle Lake, but the 3rd largest natural lake in California (22,000 acres), provides for plenty of room for swimming, kayaking, skiing and all other boating activities by motor or sail. There are no 2-cycle restrictions for outboard boat motors or PWCs.

Facilities:

Merrill Campground is a unique US Forest Service facility. Totally rebuilt in the early 2000s, it is the prototypical RV park in a Forest Service campground. With 57 full hook-up sites, 64 partial hook-up sites and 51 standard, no hook-up sites, Merrill offers whatever type of site you prefer. Partial hook-up sites have water and electric, no sewer. All electric hook-up sites have a 50, a 30 and two 20 amp outlets provided.

All site camping/parking spurs are at least 45 feet, but most are 55 to 75 feet in length, and are essentially double wide. Each site is equipped with a table and a campfire ring with grill. The campground has flush toilets, potable water points, grey water dumps, limited WIFI and firewood is available for purchase. An RV Dump Station Facility is conveniently located just outside the campground with a $5 dump fee.

Forty-five sites, #15-#42 and #57-#75, are designated walk-in sites, the other 125 are reservation sites.

The paved bike path runs through the campground. The Eagle Lake Marina store with gas, propane, fishing and camping supplies, rental boats, shower and laundry facilities and the South Shore Grill with hot food prepared to your order, and boat launch are located 2.5 miles from the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

The Lassen National Forest has many other recreational opportunities and the Lassen Volcanic National Park is an easy day’s drive to and from Eagle Lake Recreational Area.

Booking Window

GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC

Sun Aug 24 2014 - Thu Aug 20 2015

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

MANAGEMENT

Sun Aug 24 2014 - Fri Feb 20 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Sun Aug 24 2014 - Fri Feb 20 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sun Aug 24 2014 - Fri Feb 20 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 15 2014 Mon Sep 01 2014
Walk In Tue Sep 02 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Fri May 15 2015 Mon Sep 07 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Trails
  • Biking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Grills
  • Group Site (Reservable)
  • Host
  • Swimming
Within 10 Miles
  • ATM
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • General Store
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation
  • Pontoon Rental
  • RV Storage
  • Restaurant
  • Showers
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:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

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
May 15 2014 -
Sep 01 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $20.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC $60.00
Walk In Season
Sep 02 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $20.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC $60.00
Peak Season
May 15 2015 -
Sep 07 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $20.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC $60.00

*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):
40.54812, -120.81201
40°32'53"N, 120°48'43"W

From Susanville, California, take Highway 36 west for 2 miles to County Road A-1. Turn north and continue 14 miles to the Eagle Lake Recreation Area. Continue past Gallatin Road, the first highway you will come to in the lake basin, and follow the signs to Merrill Campground. Located on County Road A-1.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

MERRILL CAMPGROUND
Lassen Cougar Enterprises, Inc. P.O. Box 1771
SUSANVILLE  CA  96130

Phone Number:

Information: (530)825-3454 (May - Oct); (530)257-3067 (Nov - Apr)