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town.lake almanor

2021 Dixie Fire did a lotta serious damage around these parts. Verify your destination or camp is open before you make a journey up here. Wild fire clean up and logging will be ongoing for decades. Lake Almanor is all about boating. Lassen Peak, often snow-capped year round, can be seen from the shores of Lake Almanor - which is just south of Chester, CA. Great river fishing all around this region. Good lake fishing too. Hike, bike, camp, fish, kayak, snowmobile. A top pick for lake recreation paradise in NorCal.
elevation: 4500'
population: 1,000
zip code: 96137


very large recreational lake with pine forest & mountains in every direction

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Plumas County
South of Chester
Hwy 89 near jct Hwy 36



  • backpacking
  • back roads
  • camping
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • water skiing
  • watercraft rentals
  • boating
  • sailing
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • RV parks
  • waterfalls
  • creeks & rivers
  • paved lake trail (westside)
  • biking
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • off-roading
  • golfing
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Lassen National Park
  • Lassen National Forest
  • Plumas National Forest
  • Butte Valley Reservoir
  • Caribou Wilderness
  • Fredonyer Snow Park
  • Ishi Wilderness
  • Coppervale Ski Area
  • Lake Almanor Golf Club
  • Lake Almanor West Club
  • Bailey Creek Golf Course
  • Lake Almanor Recreation Trail
  • description:
    Wide open views with streams, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, meadows & plenty of mountain peaks. Camping, fishing, hiking, boating, horseback trails & much more. This large popular lake is a vacation paradise & is home to a few residential developments.

    nearby towns:
    Crescent Mills
    Mill Creek

    Lake Almanor, East Shore View of Lassen Peak
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