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Overview

Juniper Lake Stock Corral Campground is a camping spot located in the Lassen Volcanic National Park, which sits in Northeastern California. As part of the park, the campground offers a rustic and more primitive camping experience. It's important to note that this campsite is specifically designed to accommodate visitors with stock animals, such as horses.

Access

Location: The campground is situated near Juniper Lake in the southeastern part of Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Getting There: Access to Juniper Lake Stock Corral Campground is typically via a dirt road which may be rough, and sometimes only passable with high-clearance vehicles. The last few miles of the road are not recommended for low-clearance vehicles and trailers.

Facilities & Amenities

  • Stock Amenities: Facilities for stock include corrals and a water source for the animals.
  • Campsites: Sites are equipped with minimal amenities, often just a clearing for your tent and a fire ring.
  • Toilets: Pit toilets are available, but there is no running water for restrooms or showers.

Activities

  • Horseback Riding: A primary activity for visitors with stock animals is horseback riding on trails.
  • Hiking: There are several hiking trails in the area, catering to a variety of skill levels.
  • Fishing and Boating: Juniper Lake allows for fishing and non-motorized boating.
  • Wildlife Viewing: The remote setting makes it ideal for wildlife viewing, especially around dawn and dusk.

Regulations

  • Stock Use: There may be specific regulations concerning stock use. It's essential to check park regulations for tying stock to trees, grazing, and feed.
  • Campfire Permits: You typically need a permit for campfires, and sometimes, due to wildfire risk, fires may not be allowed at all.
  • Wilderness Permits: If you plan on backpacking into the wilderness, a permit may be required.

Reservations and Fees

  • Reservations: The campground usually operates on a first-come-first-served basis without a reservation system.
  • Fees: There might be fees for camping at the stock corral, which are subject to change, so it's advisable to check the latest information from the park service.

Weather Conditions

Weather in the park can be varied. Evenings are cool even in the summer, and snow can linger into early summer or arrive by early fall. Checking the weather forecast before heading to Juniper Lake Stock Corral Campground is crucial for proper preparation.

Safety Tips

  • Wildlife: Proper food storage is critical in avoiding wildlife encounters.
  • First Aid: Always bring a first-aid kit as the remote location means help may be far away.
  • Water: Bring enough drinkable water or have a way to treat lake or stream water.

Contact Information

Before planning your trip, you should contact the Lassen Volcanic National Park for the most current information on campground status, fees, regulations, and alerts or closures:

Phone: Visitor information can be found through the park's current contact numbers.

Website: Visit the official National Park Service website for Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Staying informed about the regulations and conditions at Juniper Lake Stock Corral Campground can help ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. Always check the latest park information before heading out on your adventure.

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