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“One of the best lakes in the area for family fun on the water...”
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.
Portland, Oregon
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137 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“One of the best lakes in the area for family fun on the water...”
Reviewed 29 March 2012

What isn't there to like... A huge lake, clean water, and fairly warm water!

Perfect for a day out with the kids, and water toys...

Visited July 2011
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Chico, California
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112 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A Lovely Lake!”
Reviewed 12 March 2012

Lake Almanor, near Chester, CA is a great vacation spot. The lake is large, seldom crowded and has good camping and boat ramps. Good family fun here!

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Paradise, California
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43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A wonderful little community to celebrate Independence Day in”
Reviewed 10 February 2012

We head up to Chester from the North Valley several times a year. In fall we enjoy cool hikes up to Devil's Kitchen (outside of Drakesbad), in winter it's on the way to areas we like to cross country ski.

This visit, though, was over Fourth of July and Chester does that holiday up right. There are multiple community meals (breakfasts, dinners) staged by local groups, a great parade, fireworks over Lake Almanor, a fun run and a craft fair.

Make your lodging reservations early in the year if you want to enjoy all this 'though--the town files up for this not-to-be-missed celebration!

Visited July 2011
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Alton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Better than expected...”
Reviewed 9 September 2011

Hadn't even heard of Lake Almanor before this visit. It's enormous...!
Some beautiful places to stop around the lake for picnicks etc. Very pretty indeed.

Visited August 2011
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Sacramento, CA
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful, quiet, wonderful lake!”
Reviewed 30 July 2011

Lake Almanor is one of my favorite places in California. Away from the hustle and bustle, it is serene, great for swimming, boating, and there are a lot of wonderful things to do in the area. If you want a rental, a great place to consider is in the Lake Almanor Country Club--on the peninsula. That is gated, great for kids, has private beaches and tennis, golf etc. It is only about 45 minutes from Lassen Volcanic Park as well and you have great views of Mt Lassen from the lake!

Visited July 2011
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