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Lake Almanor

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Address: Chester, CA
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+1 530-283-4103

Large, sapphire-blue lake offering excellent trout and salmon fishing...

Large, sapphire-blue lake offering excellent trout and salmon fishing opportunities.

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beautiful lake near Lassen NP

Not natural, but lovely none the less. Fishing, swimming boating (motor and not), camping, hiking all right there. Chester is a nice, small town with a few good restaurants, a... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
Lisa B
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Not natural, but lovely none the less. Fishing, swimming boating (motor and not), camping, hiking all right there. Chester is a nice, small town with a few good restaurants, a grocery store, gas stations. Very family oriented.

Thank Lisa B
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

The lake is huge and provides interesting drive around it with views of Lassen Peak. Some homes were million dollars some were RV and crowded. Very limited dining options. The town if Chester small and cute but it offered very limited things to do.

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Santa Rosa, California
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874 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

I have been in love with this area X 30 years...Beautiful mountains, clean air, the drinking water is pure from the tap, great hiking, boating... I love that this place is uncrowded as the Tahoe area has become! A gem, great getaway and friendly people...

1 Thank Morcella
Yerington, Nevada
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137 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We didn't fish, but know many people that like to camp and fish here. We were riding the logging roads on our quads. Went to take the meadow trail back to our friends place and had to take a different route since the trail was under water.

Thank Charlene L
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92 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Nice tree lined lake. Stayed at the North Shore Campground and kayaked right out of our campsite. Saw geese and ducks and lots of scenery.

2 Thank Quadyak
Trondheim, Norway
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752 reviews
285 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

I love big lakes so I stopped near the dam in order to enjoy the view. It was beautiful with the snow capped mountains behind the lake.

Thank taarhaug
Woodland, CA
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Lake Almanor is an alpine lake in N. California. From the valley, we usually take hwy 36 out of Red Bluff. There are many lodging opportunities ranging from bed and breakfast facilities to camping. In town, biking is a good way to get around and there is a wide variety of restaurants, gift shops, bars, and coffee shops to keep... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We traveled to Lake Almanor in September 2015 in our 5th wheel RV for three nights. We stayed at Northshore campground which as very nice, clean and secure. The California drought has left the lake dreadfully low so we weren't able to access the water with our zodiac anywhere near our campsite, but if you drive to the marina a... More 

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Monterey County, California
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64 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 December 2015

Take time to drive all the way around the Lake. There are places to pull off and see various vantage spots of the Lake and some with wonderful views of Mt. Lassen. Fix a picnic during the summer and find a spot on the lake. Good spots for swimming and boating or fishing!

Thank Caroline S
Danville, California
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93 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

It is a bit of journey to get to for many but is well worthwhile. The lake is some what shallow which leads to good swimming and water skiing. In the summer the trout and salmon dive as deep as they can, looking for cool water. There are a few spots to rent boats and a number of camping areas... More 

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