Trying to decide where to bring your family for this year’s vacation? Here is a Quick look at what Lake Almanor, CA has to offer.
Biking Fresh mountain air, spectacular scenery, few cars and a multitude of routes both paved and unpaved have made the Lake Almanor Basin a favorite of mountain bikers. Lake Almanor and Indian Valley host some of the most popular biking events in the North State. www.Lakealmanorarea.com/biking.htm
Hiking With miles of shoreline trails and forested logging roads, nearby Lassen Volcanic National Park and the Caribour Wilderness Area, the Basin is a hiker’s paradise. The Pacific Crest Trail crosses Hwy 36 just outside of Chester. Check this website or local area guide books for some of the most popular hikes in these areas. www.Lakealmanorarea.com/hiking.htm
Horseback Riding There are several local horseback riding stables and horse boarding stables around Lake Almanor and the surrounding area that offer reasonable rates and guaranteed good times for the visiting equestrian. Drakesbad Guest Ranch within Lassen Volcanic National Forest and Plumas Pines Riding Stables offer trail rides. Lakealmanorarea.com/horseback-riding-stables.htm
Golfing May through October the Basin boasts a championship 18-hole golf course and two 9-hole courses with many tournaments scheduled throughout the season. www.Lakealmanorarea.com/golf.htm
Museums Visit the rustic 1929 log building of the Chester Museum, the Collins Pine Museum patterned after the old mill that operated in Chester from 1943 to 2002, or the Indian Valley Museum with its collection of rocks and Indian artifacts. www.lakealmanorarea.com/museums.htm
Geocaching Adventure seekers, check out the many geocaches around Lake Almanor and the Lassen and Plumas Forest. www.geocaching.com/
Bird Watching and Nature Hikes Pick up a guide book and enjoy the wondrous abundance of birds, wildlife, wild flowers and spectacular views offered throughout the Basin, the Forest and the Park.
Visit the Shops, Restaurants & Coffee Houses of Chester and the Peninsula Chester and the Peninsula boast coffee houses, art galleries, gift stores, guitar store, clothing boutiques, delis, cafes and fine dining, a bookstore, bicycle shop, hand made furniture and home décor, stationary, pet supplies and hardware stores, all nestled at the foot of Lassen Peak and near the shores of Lake Almanor.
Lassen Volcanic National Park The new Kohm Ya-mah-nee Visitor Center, at the southern entrance to the park, is only 25 miles from Chester and Lake Almanor. The Visitors center features an exhibit hall, indoor theater and outdoor amphitheater, bookstore, gift shop and café. Just 17 miles from the town of Chester, which lies along the shores of Lake Almanor is Drakesbad Guest Ranch is home to several of Lassen Park’s trail heads, one of which will take you to the boiling springs, femorales and mud pots of Devils Kitchen. www.nps.gov/lavo