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Totally worth the drive

I camped at Juniper Lake twice with my sister, who just passed away from cancer. What cherished... read more

Reviewed yesterday
TravelingMomAndKid
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San Francisco Bay Area
Beautiful Juniper Lake

We saw Juniper Lake when he hiked Mt. Harkness a few months ago. We saw Juniper Lake while at the... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Evelyn C
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Beautiful isolated lake in the southeast section of the park.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“pit toilets” (3 reviews)
“primitive” (2 reviews)
“campsite” (3 reviews)
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Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
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Reviewed yesterday

I camped at Juniper Lake twice with my sister, who just passed away from cancer. What cherished memories! The lake is so beautiful and quiet (no motor boats) and the location is just beautiful. I normally require potable water and showers, but this site is...More

Thank TravelingMomAndKid
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We saw Juniper Lake when he hiked Mt. Harkness a few months ago. We saw Juniper Lake while at the Look-out looking down. It was decided that we would hike down and visit the lake. It was beautiful and we vowed to come back to...More

Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We visited the primitive camp site last summer soon after opening and spent two nights. It was difficult to find a camp site even at noon on a Friday; this place is not "secret" and the long rough drive doesn't seem to deter many people....More

1  Thank AnnetteZ17
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I was not able to spend much time here. My plan is to add Juniper Lake to my "visit again" list. The blue lake against the blue sky was a memory worth a repeat when I have more time.

Thank Shirley G
Reviewed 4 September 2015

To get to Juniper Lake, be prepared. The last 7 miles of the road are unpaved. There is one stretch in the middle that is really bad. Even though I have a SUV, I almost turned around. These kind of roads are hard on the...More

6  Thank Rainier72
Reviewed 13 July 2015

The road getting to this place is a mess - gravel and lots of ruts and washboard. We weren't sure our Prius would make it, but we persevered. We stayed in campsite 2 which has a beautiful view of a meadow overlooking the lake, but...More

3  Thank Julian C
Reviewed 24 January 2014

we were staying at chester and tried to get to juniper lake, knowingly that it's an unpaved road, but we didn't think it will be that rough. we drove with our Toyota corolla for about 7 miles in the unpaved road (5 more miles to...More

6  Thank amiroi
Reviewed 4 September 2013

It's slow to get here but worth the drive. As soon as you leave the town of Chester, you drive on unpaved road the whole time. When we were there during the Labor Day weekend, we drove through heavy fog and light rain and we...More

3  Thank rickemmanuel
Reviewed 2 September 2013

We were staying at Drakesbad Guest Ranch and made the morning drive along the washboard road to Juniper Lake. A lovely view of Lassen Peak and quiet spot to explore.

1  Thank CindyandJohn90503
Reviewed 21 June 2013

Pristine, crystal-clear lake with beach. Gorgeous setting. The drive is a bit bumpy but it was worth it!

Thank Marcel H
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