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Lake Almanor

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Address: Chester, CA
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Large, sapphire-blue lake offering excellent trout and salmon fishing...

Large, sapphire-blue lake offering excellent trout and salmon fishing opportunities.

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Picnic at the lake

This lake is huge. We stopped for a picnic at a designated picnic stop. The restroom were clean and the picnic area was clean as well.

Reviewed 25 July 2016
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Yorba Linda, California
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Yorba Linda, California
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38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This lake is huge. We stopped for a picnic at a designated picnic stop. The restroom were clean and the picnic area was clean as well.

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1 Thank karigeo5
Sacramento, California
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48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

A not to miss Northern CA destination. Water sports, camping, fishing, golf and other lodging. I have been enjoying this lake region for over 40 years!

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1 Thank Dianne K
El Cerrito, California
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Wow My first but not last time up here Drop dead gorgeous part of California- Friendly people Serenity And lovely location

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2 Thank cris g
Flagstaff, Arizona
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764 reviews
329 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Lovely lake, uncrowded and dotted with beaches along its shores. Not many boats due to wind but still a pleasant visit and good spot to stop for picnic lunch if you are just driving through.

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1 Thank CleopatraBunny
Williams, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We bought a second home in the Hamilton Branch area of the lake three years ago. We had looked all over northern California for a getaway place and kept coming back to this area. Very glad we did.

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3 Thank Douglas T
Irvine, California
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Sunrise over the lake is simply breath taking with the low hanging fog over the water surface while a couple of white pelicans gracefully swimming in the mist.

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The bike ride around the like is very enjoyable. Stop for a burger along the way! About 31 miles total.

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1 Thank INebula123
Spokane, Washington
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73 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Have periodically visited this lake & area since childhood and love to come back. The local & seasonal (cabins) residents love the area and are protective in that they keep the knowledge of the lake to themselves. It's a big beautiful lake with plenty of recreational opportunities.

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Thank Phillip M
Chico, California
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124 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We love this place, calm, cooler than the valley and SO much to do! Also near my lassen so you can't go wrong- all ages too

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Thank sungal99_11
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We drove around the lake and stopped at few spots to go for a hike. It was beautiful. There are plenty of paths. We noticed a lot of red ants so Beware when you are off the path.

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Thank Julie G

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