Butte Lake has a large black lava flow running out into the lake creating an interesting area for kayaks and canoes to explore. The main trailhead for hiking to Cinder Cone, The Painted Dunes, and Snag Lake is located in the Day Use Area.
Thing To Do:
- Accessible Restroom
- Bear Boxes
- Boat Launch
- Campground Host
- Comfort Station
- Flush Toilet
- Hiking Trail
- Information Station
- Iron Ranger
- Picnic Tables
- Ranger Station
- Recycling Center
- Water Drinking
- Water Faucets
- Convenience Store
- Gift/Souvenir Shop
- Hot Showers
- Interpretive Programs
- Pay Telephone
- Post Office
Reservations must be made 4 days in advance. Additional campsites available on a first come – first served basis with no reservation required. Sites may be available on a first come – first served basis outside the reservation season.
There are no electricity/water/sewer site hook-ups at this campground.
There is a limit of 2 wheeled vehicles and 3 tents per camp pad.
Campers must have valid entrance permit/pass before camping.
An entrance fee of $10 for each vehicle is required.
No motor boats permitted on the lake.
Pets must be on a 6′ leash at all times.
Pets must not be left unattended and are not allowed on park trails.
Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers.
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Redding, drive 63 miles east on state highway 44 to Old Station. From intersection of state highway 89 and 44, continue east on state highway 44 for 11 miles. Watch for sign to Butte Lake Campground. Turn right and continue for 6 miles on a rough gravel road.