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Moonlight Paddling Tours on Manzanita Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park – A New Event will start this weekend in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Moonlight Paddling Tours on Manzanita Lake. Lassen is known for its rugged volcanic landscapes and variety of lake experiences that visitors can enjoy while vising the park. These new Tours provide another great way to not only see the park but enjoy the Dark Sky that is a main feature for families camping and saying in the park.

Photo Courtesy of Mike Wright and Lassen Volcanic National Park

Photo Courtesy of Mike Wright and Lassen Volcanic National Park

New! Moonlight Tours
Guided moonlight paddling tours will be offered on Manzanita Lake June 19-21, July 18-20, August 17-19, and September 15-17. There will also be a tour on August 21 for the Perseid meteor shower. The tour is offered by the park concessioner, California Guest Services.
Each tour will depart according to the best viewing times and will last under two hours, returning by midnight. Two guides will describe basic paddling techniques and safety, the tour route, and the sights. Cost is $65 per person including a rental boat and safety equipment. Reservations can be made through the Manzanita Lake Camper Store (530) 335-7557.

Numerous lakes in Lassen Volcanic National Park provide excellent non-motorized boating opportunities in the park. The most popular boating lakes include Manzanita Lake, Butte Lake, Juniper Lake, and Summit Lake. Each of these lakes has one or more areas for boating access. Motorcraft rentals are available at Manzanita Lake (see below). Only non-power watercraft may be used on park lakes; engines of any type are not permitted. Boating is prohibited on Reflection, Emerald, Helen, and Boiling Springs Lake.
Watercraft Rental
Kayak, canoe, stand-up paddle board, and cataraft rentals are available in the Manzanita Lake Camper Store. Watercraft rentals are offered from 9 am to 30 minutes before sunset daily on a first-come, first-served basis in the summer only. View pricing at

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