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“Easy walk in” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lake Almanor

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.
Providence, Rhode Island
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33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Easy walk in”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 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.

Visited June 2014
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Brunswick, Maryland, United States
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Loving Lake Almanor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 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 out of the way. Plenty of trails for hiking, biking, canoeing/boating on the lake.

Visited January 2014
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Northern California
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308 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“Great place for the entire family”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Visited May 2014
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San Salvador, El Salvador
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26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lake Almanor”
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited June 2013
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Chico, California
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“See snowcapped Mt. Lassen from sparkling waters”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited August 2013
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