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Lake Almanor

Chester, CA
+1 530-283-4103
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no lake algal bloom but microscopic parasites

After my negative review of the swimming beach on the west shore of Lake Almanor last year (when I... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
Terre2014
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San Francisco, California
Amazing Lake at the base of Mt. Lassen Volcanic National Park

I really did not want to share this lake with anyone as its too great a get away for anyone who... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
hike4you
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Chico, California
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Large, sapphire-blue lake offering excellent trout and salmon fishing opportunities.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Chester, CA
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+1 530-283-4103
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

After my negative review of the swimming beach on the west shore of Lake Almanor last year (when I gave the lake a poor review for drought-induced impacts including fish parasites and an algal bloom in the water), I returned to see how more water...More

3  Thank Terre2014
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I really did not want to share this lake with anyone as its too great a get away for anyone who wants to be in the mountains with scenic views of an active volcano (Mt. Lassen) with some of the best fishing, boating, hiking and...More

4  Thank hike4you
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This lake is huge. We stopped for a picnic at a designated picnic stop. The restroom were clean and the picnic area was clean as well.

1  Thank karigeo5
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

A not to miss Northern CA destination. Water sports, camping, fishing, golf and other lodging. I have been enjoying this lake region for over 40 years!

1  Thank Dianne K
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Wow My first but not last time up here Drop dead gorgeous part of California- Friendly people Serenity And lovely location

2  Thank cris g
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Lovely lake, uncrowded and dotted with beaches along its shores. Not many boats due to wind but still a pleasant visit and good spot to stop for picnic lunch if you are just driving through.

1  Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We bought a second home in the Hamilton Branch area of the lake three years ago. We had looked all over northern California for a getaway place and kept coming back to this area. Very glad we did.

3  Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Sunrise over the lake is simply breath taking with the low hanging fog over the water surface while a couple of white pelicans gracefully swimming in the mist.

Thank hltraveler58
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The bike ride around the like is very enjoyable. Stop for a burger along the way! About 31 miles total.

1  Thank INebula123
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Have periodically visited this lake & area since childhood and love to come back. The local & seasonal (cabins) residents love the area and are protective in that they keep the knowledge of the lake to themselves. It's a big beautiful lake with plenty of...More

1  Thank Phillip M
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13 July 2017|
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Response from Candi G | Reviewed this property |
August is honestly one of the best months! June is the start of our tourist season, July is just nuts but August is perfect. Kids are usually going back to school so that is the only reason I can see prices drop. September... More
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Jami G
27 June 2017|
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Response from Candi G | Reviewed this property |
Lots of choices but I would recommend the Almanor Campground / Prattville Boat Ramp or Almanor Dam Boat Ramp. There is plenty of Shore line to find your perfect spot & parking available with bathrooms at both Boat ramps.
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Response from Kathryn M | Reviewed this property |
There are several restaurants in Chester. One of our favorites is the Kopper Kettle. Good food, big servings and friendly staff. My husband likes this place because it is the only restaurant in the area that serves coke... More
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