Mt. Lassen / Shingletown KOA

Our picnic table and the view from our site for most of our stay
Our picnic table and the view from our site for most of our stay. There were several tent sites behind us that were empty while we were there.

While exploring Mt. Lassen Volcanic National Park, we chose to stay at a nearby KOA. The Mt. Lassen / Shingletown KOA was conveniently 14 miles from the park entrance and about 5 miles from Shingletown, a small city where ample services were available.

Upon¬†entering the KOA, the first thing you see are cabins under nice mature trees. The camp road leads you directly to the registration office and little store which had any kind of last minute camping supplies you might have forgotten, as well as a few groceries, sweatshirts, and souvenirs. We got registered and received a map to locate our site. The campsites were spread out nicely. They didn’t pile everyone into one spot for their convenience either. Although there were two tent sites located near our open site, the campground was not full, so they left them empty the entire time of our stay. There were lots of full grown trees, they were not needlessly cleared.

Our site at Mt. Lassen KOA
Our site at Mt. Lassen KOA

Beyond our site, there was a dog park and sports area, as well as a few more tent sites. The sports area included a basketball court, sand volleyball court, tether ball, giant swings, see-saws, and a track for go-carts. The dog park was large and included lots of agility activities for the dogs to explore. (It was the best dog park that I have ever seen and our dog’s favorite too!) And in another area was a nice small, but deep, fenced in pool, and a playground area for younger children. More central to everyone was a large grassy area with benches and beside it a canopy over several picnic tables. On Saturday afternoons they offered an ice cream social with 3 large scoops of ice cream and several yummy toppings. Sunday morning was the all-you-can-eat pancake special with sausages, fruit cup, coffee, and juice. Needless to say, we participated in both and enjoyed it immensely.

We had a site with full hook ups which allowed me to catch up on laundry and to take nice long showers in my own RV. And like I said earlier, we were situated in a way that we never were looking into anyones windows and no ones privacy was compromised. There was still room to set out the chairs and a campfire ring was provided. A lot of space under a lot of beautiful trees! A great place to relax and as a base camp for the park. This proved to be a great place to stay!

4 thoughts on “Mt. Lassen / Shingletown KOA”

  1. I am looking to book several days at the KOA in April. May I ask what site # you stayed in? It looks quite lovely. I would like to try and request it with my reservation.


    1. Hi Keith,

      Looking at the campground map, we are pretty confident that it was site 28. I looked at our records, but unfortunately I didn’t record the site number.

      Enjoy your stay.


  2. We saw Mt. Lassen when we were heading north on our way back to Idaho last May. Thought about camping at one of several campgrounds we saw on the map, but decided in the interest of time, to stick to main roads and we camped at a small BLM campground along the Pit River, north of Mt. Lassen. We could see Mt. Lassen in the distance each time we went to the nearby town of Fall River Mills for supplies. We still had our pop-up then; now we’d have to consider the steepness of the road until we get a bigger tow vehicle and electric brakes, which are definitely on our “wish list” – the sooner the better!

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