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Lake Almanor

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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.
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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
  • lake almanor campgrounds

    Cool Springs PG&E @ Butt Valley
    Lake Almanor Campground NFS
    Last Chance Campground PG&E
    Ponderosa Flat @ Butt Valley Lake
    Gurnsey Creek Campground
    Camping Lassen
    North Shore Campground
    Lake Cove Resort & Marina
    Wilson's Camp Prattville Resort
    Plumas Pines Resort

    tent camping

    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
    local links:

    Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce
    529 Main Street, Chester, CA 96020

    Almanor Resorts
    Lassen Forest Roads
    Lassen Lakes
    Mill Creek California
    Lake Almanor Kayak Rentals
    Wildfire 2021: Dixie Fire
    Lassen Topo Atlas
    Plumas Forest Map
    Lassen Forest Map
    Almanor West Grill
    Camp Prattville Cafe
    Red Onion Grill
    Tantardino's Pizza
    Sierra’s Fly & Tackle
    Lake Almanor Fishing Guide

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