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Lake Almanor

Chester, CA
+1 530-283-4103
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Far more water and better water quality

Every year I visit this lake and I've written reviews for the previous 2 years. Previously, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Terre2014
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San Francisco, California
Never Disappointed

This is such a wonderful place. Very peaceful, family oriented recreational lake. Having a boat/jet... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
SFIrish69
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San Francisco, California
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Large, sapphire-blue lake offering excellent trout and salmon fishing opportunities.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“get away” (4 reviews)
“hidden gem” (4 reviews)
“small town” (4 reviews)
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Chester, CA
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+1 530-283-4103
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every year I visit this lake and I've written reviews for the previous 2 years. Previously, the water levels were low and the water quality was poor. But this year (2017), the lake water level was up, thanks to a far higher amount of winter...More

Thank Terre2014
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This is such a wonderful place. Very peaceful, family oriented recreational lake. Having a boat/jet ski etc is very helpful but you could easily enjoy the lake and surrounding area without them. It cools down at night usually so it's not miserable. The water is...More

Thank SFIrish69
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Stayed in Lake Almanor West. Fairly close to Chester the closest town around that has anything offer. Golf course is fine and in good shape - one nine with different tees to make an 18-hole course. Hiking/Biking trails abound in and around Lake Almanor. You...More

Thank Altair_IV_Krell
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We took the 36 west out of Chester and then turned onto the 89 south. Plenty of pull in spots by the side of the lake where you can just sit and watch nature go by. We had the place to ourselves although apparently other...More

3  Thank MB6391
Reviewed 30 March 2017

By going when things were closed and gated, there was not not much to see or do. I understand there are great places to eat and see. Just not at this time of year.

Thank Miwok6
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Lake Almanor is a hidden gem. Beautiful place to go hiking, camping, fishing, skiing, etc. Small towns with locally owned businesses from affordable to over priced depending on where you go. Very seasonal but even winter time is a great time to visit! Be sure...More

1  Thank Candi G
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We first heard about Lake Almanor about 9 years ago. It is about 5-6 hours north of our home in San Jose, but we decided to make the trip , and are so glad we did! We heard about Camp Wilson in Prattville ( near...More

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We laid eye on Lake Almanor for the first time in 2016. We were shocked at the beauty, Lake Tahoe without the tourists! Serenity, majestic mountains, fire red sunsets, hiking, forest walks, boating, biking, on and on ..so breathtaking, my husband and I bought a...More

1  Thank beverlygable
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

One of my friend advise me to visit this place. It is about an hour and half driving from chico cal. Coz of winter the lake was completly frozoen drawing white bage in the miiddel of mountain

Thank terrso
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful mountain lake like Tahoe was 70 years ago with development that hasn't gone over the top. Accommodations are available but not plentiful. The scenery is great especially in winter. Water sports are popular in summer and cross country skiing popular in winter. Super scenic...More

2  Thank WineEng
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Alice J
5 September 2017|
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Response from Altair_IV_Krell | Reviewed this property |
Check vrbo - there's all kinds of rentals.
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ED2015
12 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
26 June 2017|
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Response from Altair_IV_Krell | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of beaches around Lake Almanor - they are public and you should have no problem finding one.
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