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Lake Almanor

Chester, CA
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Chester
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing
Description: Large, sapphire-blue lake offering excellent trout and salmon fishing opportunities.
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Cerritos, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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18 reviews 18 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 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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4 reviews 4 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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772 attraction reviews
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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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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

to the lake. Quiet contemplative place. No boats on the lake. If you climb the mountains in Lassen Park, you will see Lake Almanor in the distance. Beautiful.

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Brunswick, Maryland, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Lake Almanor is still, after so many years, an almost "hidden" gem of northern California. Plenty of places to stay for all incomes, sizes of groups..singles, families, family reunions. Good restaurants, friendly people...can be very hot in summer, but usually moderate to warm. Snow and great skiing at Mt. Lassen in winter. Treat yourself to a getaway that really is... More

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Northern California
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192 reviews 192 reviews
48 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Lake Almanor is the jewel of Plumas County California. What a beautiful destination, be it an overnight in a lovely B&B or a months stay in a rustic lakeside cabin. The lake is crystal clear, perfect for cruising around and sightseeing, especially in late spring with the snow still visible in many places. There is something for everyone in the... More

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