Lake Almanor is located where the Sierras meet the Cascades. It is approximately 120 miles northwest of Reno and 240 miles north of San Francisco. The lake has 52 miles of shoreline and stunning views of Mount Lassen. Known as the "Trophy Fish Lake", fishing is excellent year round. Rainbow and German Brown trout, large and small mouth bass, landlocked Chinook Salmon (stocked), and catfish abound. Click here for a regularly updated fishing report!
In the summer months, water-skiing, sailing, kayaking, and other water sports are popular. The elevation is 4,500 feet, which makes for an average summer daytime temperature in the eighties and cool nights in the fifties. The lake has a water-surface temperature of 75 degrees. The area is also a paradise for bird watchers. Osprey, bald eagles, mountain quail, and many species of waterfowl make the lake their home.
North Shore Campground is less than two miles from the town of Chester, which offers a variety of quaint bric-a-brac and antique stores. Chester also offers a variety of delicious restaurants from which to choose, and both public golf courses and horseback riding are available around the lake.
Lassen Volcanic National Park, which has been described as "the undiscovered gem of national parks," is approximately 30 minutes away. Our resort is also close to many of the trailheads for Caribou Wilderness. Click here for a list of nearby hikes ranging from easy to strenuous, and click here for a list of waterfalls within easy reach. Botanists will delight in the many wildflowers that can be observed throughout the area. So don't forget your camera, and come enjoy all the beauty and excitement that Lake Almanor and Lassen Forest has to offer.