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“Great place for the entire family”
Review of Lake Almanor

Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Large, sapphire-blue lake offering excellent trout and salmon fishing opportunities.
Reviewed 29 May 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 family to enjoy at Lake Almanor: from jet skiing, renting a pontoon boat, picnicking, swimming, fishing, barbecuing lakeside or just enjoying a good book while soaking up the sun....the list goes on and on! Visiting Lake Almanor is a must-do whenever you're in Northern California. A real treat for everyone!

4  Thank happy4travel
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Reviewed 21 December 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

Thank cebollamendez
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Reviewed 20 October 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 is a beautifully kept, low-key area with a golf course and country club in the center and a nice private beach for residents.
Very nice and relaxing day trip.

2  Thank infogal9330
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Reviewed 8 September 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.

Thank JohnsonJ3
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Reviewed 4 September 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 air, the bird songs and the tree whistling. The Lakeside Cafe nearby is friendly and has great homemade quiche. This is a good vacation spot whatever your inclination.

2  Thank HobbitBrandybuck
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