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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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Sparks, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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733 reviews 733 reviews
370 attraction reviews
692 helpful votes 692 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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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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48 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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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San Salvador, El Salvador
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Lake Almanor is a large artificial lake in northwestern Plumas County, northeastern California. The reservoir has a capacity of 1,308,000 acre feet and a maximum depth of about 90 feet

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Chico, California
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

In August we overnighted at Chester, brought a picnic lunch and found the beautiful public picnic site on the west side of Lake Almanor. Clean, great facilities--lunched at picnic table right on the lake with no fee. We then took the drive around the lake, over the dam and into the exclusive gated community of homes on the peninsula. This... More

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Roscommon, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Beautiful location for a wedding, absolutely breathtaking scenery. Great place for children with recreation area for picnics, playground and swimming in the lake. So relaxing, we loved it.

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Denver, Colorado
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29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Had the chance to spend a week in Lake Almanor in a lake side cabin in late August and really enjoyed it. We had a great vista of the lake. The air is fresh and the water clear. My friends got on the lake everyday for water sky and swinging. I and my sister just relaxed and enjoyed the clean... More

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