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Lake Almanor

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Address: Chester, CA
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+1 530-283-4103
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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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Beautiful mountain lake with view of Lassen

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!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 July 2016
Dianne K
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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El Cerrito, California
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Irvine, California
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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120 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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Berkeley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Not natural, but lovely none the less. Fishing, swimming boating (motor and not), camping, hiking all right there. Chester is a nice, small town with a few good restaurants, a grocery store, gas stations. Very family oriented.

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