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Plumas County, Northern California

Lake Almanor Camping



Lake Almanor Picnic, Beach, and Scenic Areas


  • Marvin Alexander Beach
    • Lakeside, west shore
    • Beach
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • 10 Picnic Tables, Restrooms
  • Almanor Beach
    • 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    • Beach
    • Picnic Tables, Restrooms
  • East Shore
    • Hwy. 147, southeast shore, 1.3 miles north of Hwy. 89
    • 10 Picnic Sites
    • Beach
    • Picnic Tables, Restrooms
  • Canyon Dam
    • Hwy. 89, .1 miles east of dam
    • 10 Picnic Sites
    • Beach
    • Picnic Tables, Restrooms
  • Almanor Scenic Overlook
    • Hwy. 147, .4 miles north of Hwy. 89
    • Scenic Overlook, Parking
    • Restrooms

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Camping among the Pines at Lake Almanor

Lake Almanor is owned by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company. They maintain many of the campgrounds in the area. Forest Service campgrounds are also available at the lake as well as some private campgrounds.

A good number of resorts at Lake Almanor offer both RV and camping sites as well as cabin rentals. You will find many of those resorts listed both here as camping sites and again on our Lake Almanor Lodging page.

Several Picnic and Beach areas are located around the lake along with a Scenic Overlook at the south end of the lake with views across the lake and of Mount Lassen in the distance. The Lake Almanor Recreation Trail connects many of the campgrounds.

Almanor Ranger District Office

900 East Highway 36, Chester, CA
(530) 258-2141

Almanor Campground - North and South

Location: West side of the lake, on Almanor Drive West
Operated by Lassen National Forest
North Campground Facilities: 104 Campsites, Vault Toilets, Piped Water, Dump Station
North Campground Facilities: Space for 100 People or 20 RVs up to 60'
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Grills
Reservations: Reservations only for Almanor South Group Site - Almanor Ranger District (530) 258-2141
Fees: Family Sites $18, Group Site $100 per Night
Nearby Facilities: Almanor North Launch Ramp, Lake Almanor Recreation Trail, accessible from the campground and meandering 9.5 miles along the shoreline

Rocky Point Campground

Location: West side of the lake, north of Canyon Dam
Operated by P G & E
Campground Facilities: 131 Campsites, Vault Toilets, Piped Water, Dump Station
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Grills and Fire Rings
Reservations: None
Note: Generally opens in early May and closes in early October
Fees: $25 per Night
Nearby Facilities: Public Launch Ramp

Rocky Point North Group Campground

Location: West shore of lake
Operated by P G & E
Campground Facilities: 5 Campsites, Vault Toilets, Piped Water, Dump Station
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Grills and Fire Rings
Reservations: (916) 386-5164
Note: Generally open around Memorial Day and close around Labor Day
Fees: $135 per Night, $270 per Weekend, $945 per Week

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Rocky Point South Group Campground

Location: West shore of lake
Operated by P G & E
Campground Facilities: 19 Campsites, Vault Toilets, Piped Water, Dump Station
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Grills and Fire Rings
Reservations: (916) 386-5164
Note: Generally open around Memorial Day and close around Labor Day
Fees: $515 per Night, $1030 per Weekend, $3605 per Week

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Camp Conery Group Campground

Location: Canyon Dam, south side of Highway 89, west of junction with Highway 147
Operated by P G & E
Campground Facilities: 10 Camping Cabins for a group up to 50, Showers, Flush Toilets, Piped Water
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Grills and Fire Rings
Reservations: (916) 386-5164
Note: Generally open in May and close in September
Fees: $500 per Weekend, $1065 per Week

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Private RV Parks and Campgrounds

North Shore Campground

Highway 36, 2 miles east of Chester, CA
(530) 258-3376   Website: North Shore Campground
Camping:   Lakefront RV or tent sites, full hookups, showers, laundromat, restrooms, dump station
Cabins:   2 bedroom cabins with kitchens, some with WiFi; popup trailer for rent
Amenities:   Marina, Boat Rentals, Playground, 1 mile of Shoreline, close to Chester
2016 RV Site Rates for 4 People:   $46 - $56 per Night, $274 - $334 per Week, $898 per Month
2016 Tent Site Rates (4 people):   $36 per Night, $215 per Week

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Big Cove Resort

442 Peninsula Drive, Lake Almanor, CA 96137
(530) 596-3349   Website: Big Cove Resort
Camping:   51 RV sites (or trailer or camper) with full hook-ups, dump station, close to lake, showers, flush toilets
Modular Home:   3 bedroom
Amenities:   Marina, Boat Rentals, Launch Ramp, Store, walk to restaurants
2016 RV Camping Rates:   Trailer sites with full hook-ups $47 per day, $329 per week, $1,350 per month

Lake Cove Resort and Marina

3584 Highway 147, Lake Almanor, CA 96137
(530) 284-7697   Website: Lake Cove Resort
Camping:   55 RV sites, some at water's edge, full hook-ups on some, water and electricity for others. showers, restrooms, laundry, dump station
Cabins  
Amenities:   Marina, Launch Ramp, Store, Swim Area
Rates:   $35 - $40 per day, $220 - $250 per week, $600 - $750 per month, $2300 - $3300 per season

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Lake Haven Resort

7329 Highway 147, Eastshore, Lake Almanor, CA
(530) 596-3249   Website: Lake Haven Resort
Camping:   25 RV sites (or trailer or camper) with full hook-ups, including TV, some lake front
Cabins:   1 bedroom cabins with kitchenettes, motel-style cabins
Amenities:   Marina, Launch Ramp, Pets welcome
RV Sites Rates:   $60 per night, $360 per week, $1200 per month

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More Lake Almanor RV Parks


Brookside RV Park

286 Main Street, Chester, CA
(530) 258-3584

Canyon Dam RV Park

29581 Highway 89, Canyon Dam
(530) 284-7046

Cedar Lodge Motel & RV Park

1487 County Road 324, Chester, CA
(530) 258-2904   Cedar Lodge and RV Park

Forest Park RV

Canyon Dam, CA
(530) 284-7405

Leisure RV Park

142 Feather River Dr., Chester, CA
(530) 258-2302   Leisure RV Park

Whispering Pines RV Park

Highway 89, Canyon Dam
(530) 284-7404   Whispering Pines RV Park
25 RV sites, full hookups, showers, flush toilets, laundry, dump station

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Lake Almanor Recreation Trail


The Lake Almanor Recreation Trail is an easy to moderate 19 mile round trip opportunity. Park at the junction of Highway 89 and forest road 27N52 to begin. Users may also access the trail from numerous points along Highway 89 for shorter 4 to 5 mile round trips.

The trail winds through a mixed conifer forest with spectacular views of Lake Almanor, Dyer Mountain, and Lassen Peak. Watch for wildlife as you may see bald eagles, osprey, and goshawk. The Lake Almanor Recreation Trail is closed to all motorized vehicles.



Nearby Campgrounds


Cool Springs Campground

Location: Butt Valley Reservoir
Campground Facilities: 25 Campsites and 5 Walk-In Sites
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Reservations: None
Note: Usually opens in early May and closes mid-September
Fees per Night: $22
Nearby Facilities: Butt Valley Reservoir, Ray Adams Picnic Area with launch ramp, swimming

Ponderosa Flat Campground

Location: Butt Valley Reservoir
Campground Facilities: 63 Campsites, Vault Toilets, No Water, Not recommended for large trailers or motor homes
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Reservations: None
Note: Usually opens in early May and closes in early October
Fees per Night: $25 per Night
Nearby Facilities: Butt Valley Reservoir, Launch Ramp, Ray Adams Picnic Area

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Yellow Creek Campground

Location: South end of Humbug Valley, off Hwy. 89, 7.5 miles west of Almanor Dam
Campground Facilities: 11 Campsites, Vault Toilets
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Reservations: None
Note: Open early June through early September
Fees per Night: $22

Last Chance Campground

Location: 2 Miles North of Chester
Campground Facilities: 12 Campsites, 13 Group Campsites
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Reservations: None for Family Sites, Call (916) 386-5164 for Group Sites
Note: Opens around Memorial Day and closes in early October
Fees per Night: $22 per Night, Group Sites $85 - $169 per night

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