Plumas County, Northern California

Lake Almanor Boating




Lake Almanor Boating: Marinas, Launch Ramps, Docks, Boat Rentals



Nearby Boat Storage Facilities

  • HM Bird & Co Boat Mini Storage,
    677 Main, Chester
    (530) 258-3700
  • Anchor Storage,
    725 Eaton Road, Chico


Lake Almanor Kayak Rentals

29529 Highway 89
Canyon Dam, CA 95923
(530) 284-7372
Website:
Lake Almanor Kayak Rentals
Single Kayak
Full day $60

Tandem (2 person) Kayak
Full day $80

Stand_up Paddleboards
11-foot: full day $80
8-foot: full day $45

Free delivery and pickup to most local spots. Use at Lake Almanor, Butt Lake, or Mountain Meadows Reservoir.



Butte Sailing Club

PO Box 787
Palermo, CA 95968
Website: Butte Sailing Club

Nearby Lakes and Facilities


Butt Reservoir

  • 4 miles southwest of Lake Almanor
  • 4.5-mile-long PG&E reservoir
  • Fishing, hiking
  • Public launch ramp
  • Ponderosa Campground, restrooms

Mountain Meadows Reservoir

  • 4 miles east of Lake Almanor
  • 6-mile-long PG&E reservoir
  • Shallow, lots of wetland marsh, waterfowl habitat
  • Launch ramp, no other facilities
  • Fishing, bird watching

Round Valley Reservoir

  • 10 miles southeast of Lake Almanor
  • 1-mile-long reservoir
  • Resort there has now closed
  • Picnic area, boat dock
  • Popular for bass fishing

Average Acre Feet of Water Stored in Lake Almanor
Maximum Storage = 1,143,000 Acre Feet


graph showing acre feet of water at Lake Almanor

Boating Cautions


When lake levels are low, watch out for partially submerged islands along the south and southwest shore areas.

As on any large lake, afternoon winds can come up quickly and pose a danger to small boats not designed for whitecaps or choppy water.

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California Department of Boating and Waterways

Safe Boating Campaign

  • Water Safety Warning
  • ABCs of Boating
  • Boating Classes
  • Safety Hints
  • Life Jackets


Trolling Motor





Fish Finder






Lake Almanor Boating in a Nutshell

Lake Almanor is a popular destination for all kinds of boating. With the water temperature reaching 70 degrees in the summer the lake attracts all kinds of water sports enthusiasts and boaters.

  • Water Skiing: Placid waters along the west shore make it a popular section of the lake for skiing. Most people wear wet suits.
  • Wake Boarding, Tubing: See a YouTube video Wake Boarding at Lake Almanor
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Pontoon boats, fishing boats, pleasure cruisers
  • Sailing: Look for Hunters, Coronados, and Hobies on the lake.
  • Kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding

Lake Almanor Marinas

Big Cove Resort

442 Peninsula Drive, Lake Almanor, CA 96137
(530) 596-3349
Website: Big Cove Resort

Photo of Big Cove marina

Big Cove Resort Marina


Marina:

  • Launch Ramp:   two, 12-foot deep launch ramps with convenient trailer parking
  • Dock:   Modern dock with slips available for short stays or the season. Day use $25, weekly $140
  • Facilities:   Gas and oil, store
  • Boat Rentals:

Big Cove Resort 2017 Boat Rental Rates
Boat Per Hour ½ Day Full Day Week
Gas extra, minimum 2 hours rental, Half day is 4 hours, full day is 8
Bay Runner (50 HP, Seats 5) $30 $90 $150 $750
Klamath Fishing Boat (Seats 2) $20 $65 $100 $500
Deluxe Bennington Pontoon Boat
(150 HP, seats 10, depth finder & fish finder)
$80 $250 $360 $2000

Knotty Pine Resort

430 Peninsula Drive, Lake Almanor, CA 96137
(530) 596-3348
Website: Knotty Pine Resort

Photo of Knotty Pine marina

Knotty Pine Resort Marina


Marina:

  • Launch Ramp:   $25 launch fee for in and out
  • Dock:   Slips available for season rental
  • Facilities:   Full marina, launch ramp, trailer parking, complimentary boat slip with lodging, boat rentals, gas and oil
  • Boat Rentals:

Knotty Pines Resort and Marina 2017 Boat Rental Rates
Boat Per Hour 4 Hours 8 Hours Week
Skis, tubes, kneeboards, wakeboards, ski vests, ski ropes, wet suits also available to rent.
Fishing boat, 15 HP, seats 4 $80 $150 $750
25' Pontoon Boat, 140 HP, seats 13 $300 $425 $2125
20' Pontoon Boat, 90 HP, seats 10 $250 $350 $1750
Ski boat, 220 HP. seats 8 $300 $425 $2125
Ski boat, 19', seats 9, tower $350 $495 $2475
Runabout, 130 HP, seats 6 $200 $280 $1400
Seadoo Watercraft GTI, seats 3 $75 $260 $520 $2600
Kayak or 2-man paddble boat $9 $27 $54 $270
Canoe, 4-man paddleboat, or paddleboard $12 $36 $72 $360

Kokanee Lodge and Carson Chalets

452 Peninsular Drive, Lake Almanor, CA 96137
(800) 210-7020
Website: Carson Chalets

Marina:

  • Launch Ramp:   $20 launch fee for boats, includes trailer storage
  • Dock:   Slips available by day ($12), week ($84), month ($325), or season ($1050)

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Majors Outpost and
Plumas Pines Resort

3000 Almanor Dr. West, Canyon Dam, CA 95923
Majors Outpost is located in the Green Tent.
Majors Outpost: (530) 259-2727 or 251-7512
Plumas Pines Resort: (530) 259-4343
Websites: Majors Outpost
Websites: Plumas Pines Resort

Photo of Majors Outpost

Majors Outpost


Marina (by Plumas Pines Resort):

  • Launch Ramp  
  • Dock:   Dock with 90 slips and buoys available for day, week, month or season
  • Facilities:   Gas, Store
  • Boat Rentals (Majors Outpost):
    • Fishing Boat - (with forward swivel seat) $55 for 2 hours, $70 for 4 hours, $115 for 8 hours
    • 20' Pontoon Boat - (8 people, equipped with sun shade) $130 or 2 hours, $209 for 4 hours, $314 for 8 hours
    • 24' Pontoon Boat - (12 people, equipped with sun shade) $140 for 2 hours, $229 for 4 hours, $369 for 8 hours
    • Ski Boat - (includes wet suits, skis, kneeboards, tubes, wakeboards) $164 for 2 hours, $259 for 4 hours
    • Yamaha WaveRunner - (includes wet suit) $69 per hour, $483 all day until 8 PM
Photo of Plumas Pines Marina

Plumas Pines Marina


North Shore Campground

Highway 36, 2 miles east of Chester, CA
(530) 258-3376
Website: North Shore Campground

Marina:

  • Launch Ramp: $25 per day
  • Slips: (lower prices shown are for slips on old docks, higher prices for new docks )   slips available for day ($8-$19), week ($29-$99), month ($119-$375) or season ($549-$1200)
  • Facilities:   Store, Fish cleaning facilities
  • Boat Rentals:

Northshore Campground 2017 Boat Rental Rates
Boat 1 hour Extra Hour All Day1
1 10:30 AM tp 5:30 PM
Kayak, single / double $25 / $30 $20 / $25 $80 / $105
Canoe $25 $20 $80
Paddleboards $25 $20 $80

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Vagabond Lake Front RV Resort & Marina

7371 Highway 147, Lake Almanor, CA 96137
(530) 596-3240
Website: Vagabond Resort

  • Camping:   36 RV sites, full hookups, laundry, restrooms, showers
  • Cabins:   Cabin and trailer rentals
  • Marina:   docks, slips, launch ramp
  • Amenities:   Horse shoe pit, swim area, close to restaurants and stores

Wilson's Camp Prattville

2913 Lake Almanor Dr. West, Canyon Dam, CA 95923
(530) 259-2267
Website: Wilson's Camp Prattville

  • Camping:   27 RV sites, most with full hook-ups, lake view, showers, restrooms, laundromat
  • Cabins:   2 and 3 bedrooms, some with kitchens
  • Marina:   docks, slips ($25 daily, $150 weekly, $450 monthly) launch ramp
  • Amenities:   Store, restaurant

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Other Lake Almanor Marinas and Docks


Lake Cove Resort and Marina

3584 Highway 147, Lake Almanor, CA 96137
(530) 284-7697
Website: Lake Cove Resort

Marina:

  • Launch Ramp  
  • Slip Rentals for Campers   $11 per Day, $66 per Week, 195 per Month, $660 per Season

Lake Haven Resort

7329 Highway 147, Eastshore, Lake Almanor, CA 96137
(530) 596-3249
Website: Lake Haven Resort

Marina:

  • Launch Ramp:   $25 launch fee for non-guests, free for guests
  • Dock:   slips available for the season ($1000) or for overnight guests ($25 per night)

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Area Marine Services


J & L Boat Repair

688-125 Spruce Way
Susanville
(530) 825-2129

Wilson's Paradise Marine

5368 Clark Road
Paradise
(530) 872-2617

D & D Houseboat Services

Paradise, CA
(530) 990-4866

Sunchaser Enterprises

8099 Skyway
Paradise, CA
(530) 872-0453

Ridge Marine

6171 North Libby Road
Paradise
(530) 877-1766

A & M Prop Repair

2669 Andy Mountain Road
Oroville, CA
(530) 533-9482

On Mark Marine

1103 Ewald Ct # 2
Paradise, CA
(530) 872-3995

Harrison's Marine and RV

2330 Twin view Blvd.
Redding, Ca
(530) 243-0175


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Boat Launch Fees
Lake Almanor Boat Ramps
Day Week Season
*boat is launched and retrieved by resort personnel
North Shore Campground $25
Knotty Pines Resort $25
Plumas Pines Resort
Kokanee Lodge $20 $100
Big Cove Resort $200
Forest Service - West Shore free
Forest Service - Canyon Dam free
Camp Prattville* $20 $120 $600
Photo of Canyon Dam Launch Ramp

Canyon Dam Launch Ramp


Photo of West shore Launch Ramp

West Shore Ramp



Boat Slip Fees at Marinas at Lake Almanor, California
Day Week Month Season
*requires seasonal site at resort
**for resort guests only
Big Cove Resort $25 $140 $420 $1,225
Knotty Pines Resort Free with lodging $1,320
Kokanee Resort $12 $84 $325 $1050
Lake Cove Resort $11 $66 $195 $660
Lake Haven Resort $25** $1000
North Shore Campground - old dock $8 $29 $119 $549
North Shore Campground - new dock $18 $99 $375 $1200
Wilson's Camp Prattville $25 $150 $450 $775


Photo of Mount Lassen

Lassen Peak Seen from Lake Almanor