Top 10 Things to do in Lake Almanor Peninsula, United States

October 15, 2017 Nicolette Lion

Lake Almanor Peninsula is a census-designated place (CDP) in Plumas County, California, United States. The population was 356 at the 2010 census, up from 336 at the 2000 census.
Restaurants in Lake Almanor Peninsula

1. Lake Almanor

Chester, CA
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 104 reviews

Lake Almanor

Large, sapphire-blue lake offering excellent trout and salmon fishing opportunities.

Reviewed By beverlygable - Roseville, California

We laid eye on Lake Almanor for the first time in 2016. We were shocked at the beauty, Lake Tahoe without the tourists! Serenity, majestic mountains, fire red sunsets, hiking, forest walks, boating, biking, on and on ..so breathtaking, my husband and I bought a home same year. A wonderful small mountain town without one traffic light!

2. Lassen Volcanic National Park Hiking Trails

21750 Highway 89, Mineral, CA +1 530-595-6100
Excellent
78%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Lassen Volcanic National Park Hiking Trails

Reviewed By JerryH9905 - Baltimore, Maryland

September 5, 2017 - We drove to Lassen Volcanic National Park from Chester; not a short drive but worth it. We stopped at the entrance to get the obligatory sign picture. Then we drove to the visitors center to pick up info. We have a senior citizens National Park Pass so we did not have to pay an entrance fee.

We left the visitors center and began to drive towards Bumpass Hell trail; a three mile round trip. But, there were many interesting vistas on the way to the parking lot a tthe trail head. We stopped to see some mud bubbles and smell sulphur. This used to be a major area for sulphur manufacturing since 1865. We continued our drive and stopped several times for pictures.

Finally, we made it to Bumpass Hell trail parking area, went to the restroom and started our hike at 8,400 feet. Bumpass Hell is the largest hydrothermal area in the park, and marks the principal area of upflow of steam and discharge from the Lassen hydrothermal system. See the pictures I have included. Along the trail, we passed Emerald Lake and saw some snow along side the rode. We continued walking and came upon a small school group. It is an arduous uphill hike and then you walk downhill to get to the hydrothermal area with a walkway around the site.

We also saw many interesting flowers along the way. It was a strenuous hike back and a storm was threatening but we made it to the car before any rain. We saw a buck deer along the trail on the way back.

This is a fantastic hike. But, remember to stay hydrated and bring snacks along with you. Likely, the hike will take longer than you see recommended. Just take you time and enjoy every minute to the fullest.

A visit to Lassen is not complete without a stop at Bumpass Hell.

3. Lake Cove Resort

3584 State Highway 147, Lake Almanor Peninsula, CA 96137-9787 +1 530-284-7697
Excellent
25%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
25%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 4 reviews

Lake Cove Resort

Reviewed By debralou - FOREST RANCH

If you like to fish and or have a boat you want to keep in the water while you camp AND if you have really good noise canceling ear plugs then this place is a fine choice. The freight trainS go past numerous times per night and they are so close the ground vibrates. I saw no warning of the trains on the website. The campsites are OK, some of them are full hook-ups and some only water and power. The wind really whips through the lower sites, much calmer at the upper sites.

4. Alamanor fishing adventures

Lake Almanor, Lake Almanor Peninsula, CA
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
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5 based on 1 reviews

Alamanor fishing adventures

Reviewed By RenoMarlinMan - Reno,NV

Doug Neal is a great fishing guide. He is very knowledgeable about Lake Almanor and how to fish it. Almanor is a big lake and can be tricky to fish if you don't know what you are doing. Doug knows all the tricks and is willing to share his knowledge. He worked very hard but is also fun to hang out with for 5 or 6 hours. I have fished with many guides/captains in different parts of the world and I can truly say that Doug is one of the best!

5. The Double G - Iron Horse Saloon

320 Ash St, Westwood, CA 96137-9995 +1 530-256-2621
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

The Double G - Iron Horse Saloon

Reviewed By James P - Glendale, Arizona

This bar is full of super nice people that welcome everyone with a smile. Pool Table, Darts and Dice what more could you want. The barmaids are great. You get a great sense of small town living in a beautiful mountain area.

Go for a day ride and stop in for a cold beverage with great people!

6. Lassen Gift Company

220 Main Street, Chester, CA 96020 +1 530-258-2222
Excellent
82%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 11 reviews

Lassen Gift Company

Reviewed By Darrah H - Chester, California

This is a rather eclectic store full of great items for gifts. I do at least half of my Christmas shopping here every year during their big March Madness Sale. Fun, different and really beautiful gifts. My husband usually buys my gifts here too, and I don't have any complaints.

7. Timber House

244 Main Street, Chester, CA
Excellent
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Good
33%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
67%
Overall Ratings

2 based on 3 reviews

Unique bar and restaurant built entirely out of logs with cube and rectangle shapes.

Reviewed By clarkelmft - Laguna Niguel, California

Having visited Lake Almanor from the mid '50s until almost the turn of the century there are lots of memories both as a child going to the lake with my parents and then bringing my parents. As a kid I remember the Bear Club and Chicken in the Basket and others whose names I can't remember. As an adult I remember the Timber House with great fondness as the steaks were good and the atmosphere just typified the Lake Almanor area as it was when I was a kid. I haven't been up there in a long time but I have wondered if the restaurant was still there. I am profoundly sad that it isn't.

8. Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center

Highway 89, Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA +1 530-595-4480
Excellent
52%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center

Reviewed By SunnyOnTheGo - San Jose, California

I would recommend stopping here. There are no dogs allowed inside due to food vendors. Outside though is a developed area. A great stop to get information for your visit. The staff was very friendly and informative. Simple gift shops, a café, indoor and outdoor seating with a small tour trail. There is a small discovery museum that has park features for children to explore and learn.

9. Loomis Museum

Highway 89, Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA +1 530-595-6140
Excellent
37%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 24 reviews

Loomis Museum

Reviewed By capitollover - Austin, Texas

The small visitor's center is quite adequate to orient you to Lassen Volcanic Park and is a must if you enter from the north side. Watch the short ( about 20 min.) film, get park maps, talk to the park rangers to plan your time wisely and get tips of where to stop. Cell phone service is very spotty to non existent, so you will need info. Junior Ranger activities and info. is also here. Wheelchair accessible.

The museum and seismograph station are really fascinating.

There are restrooms and water, but no food or gasoline. Go to Manzanita Lake Camp Store for those.

10. Chaos Crags and Jumbles

Highway 89, Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA +1 530-595-4480
Excellent
35%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Chaos Crags and Jumbles

Reviewed By gomms13 - West Sussex, United Kingdom

I can't add much to what has been said, but it's an interesting part of the park with pull outs for easy parking. It won't add much time form your day if you are entering or exiting through the north of the park , so definitely make a stop.

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