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Almanor Ranger District


In a scenic mountain setting, Lake Almanor is one of the largest man-made lakes in California at 75 square miles. It offers fishing, boating, water skiing, swimming, camping, and picnicking. The Almanor Recreation Trail winds along the west side of Almanor providing views of the lake, the mountains, wildflowers, and wildlife. Family and group campgrounds, boat launch facilities, and  private marinas are available.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Weekdays, excluding Holidays. If you need to visit the office for maps, brochures or information, please call a few days beforehand to make sure we are open. 
Closest Towns: Chester, CA
Information Center: 900 E. Hwy 36 | PO Box 767
Chester, CA 96020
(530) 258-2141 TDD

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Ice Fishing

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Almanor Ranger District

Lake and Pond Fishing

Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Almanor Ranger District


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Horse Riding & Camping

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Other Activities

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Outdoor Learning

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Scenic Driving

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Water Activities

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Winter Sports

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