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Lake Almanor

Chester, CA
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Chester
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing
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Owner description: Large, sapphire-blue lake offering excellent trout and salmon fishing opportunities.
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Reno, NV
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178 reviews 178 reviews
35 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Ya might think a lake is a lake and it has water, what's not to like? Well, this lake is pretty far drained down at this point, although it may fill up in the spring somewhat, but the lake itself is not what makes this whole area a bad place for a vacation. There are not as many access point... More

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Chico, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

what a great job the people did for the 4th of July fireworks. Our family went up and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. For a small community the fireworks made you think you were in a large city. People were friendly and polite and respectful where we parked next to the lake. Just a lovely end to a beautiful day.

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Almere, Netherlands
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80 reviews 80 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A lovely place with thousands of birds in and around the water. It was clear they the drought in California also hit this place as the water level was low when we where here.

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Brea, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The town of Chester seems to bill this recreation area as some sort of tourist hotspot, but I can't understand why. We went for a hike around 5:00 and were startled to see a bunch of guys with guns. Turns out they were dove hunting, but they were cognizant of hikers. Greeeat. We started the hike with feelings of misgivings... More

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San Clemente, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

No Tahoe/Truckee crowds or prices! Gorgeous and still as peaceful as it was 50 years ago on Chester's shores. Fishing, biking, hiking, bird watching (bald eagles), kind folks. Water sports, and vacation rentals, too.

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Sparks, Nevada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lake Almanor is a large lake located in Northern California. It is located very close to Lassen Volcanic Park. The area is very beautiful with many opertunities for camping, fishing, swimming, whatever you would like to do. You do not have to deal with the high costs and crowds of Lake Tahoe. If you are visting the US, you may... More

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Berkeley, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have loved Lassen, "the one and lonely Park," for decades. We camped at a very convenient RV, cabin and tent resort, just up the road from the Bidwell House, going out of town. Clean, convenient, with hot showers and a short walk for a dip in the Lake. They also have a launch ramp and boat slips. Their store... More

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Sparks, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A very good temperature for swimming. Rocky beach so bring water shoes. Great for exploring. Lots of different species of birds including my favorite-pelicans.

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Hereford, AZ
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79 reviews 79 reviews
32 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I stumbled upon this pretty lake. We had left Lake Tahoe early that morning and drove north on scenic CA89. I was tired and needed to rest for a bit, and found a day use area/ camp ground of the Lassen Nation Forest on the southwestern side of the lake. We had lunch and walked a bit along the lake,... More

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Fremont, California
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995 helpful votes 995 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a nice lake close to Mount Lassen National Park. It is close to Chester. There is lodging around the lake and we have enjoyed dining in restaurants alongside the lake. In particular we have enjoyed fishing in the lake and catching trout. We have done this from shore.

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