“With miles of shoreline trails and forested logging roads, the Lake Almanor Basin is a hiker’s paradise. The Basin is also close to magnificent hikes within Lassen Volcanic National Park and the nearby Caribou Wilderness Area in the Lassen National Forest.”
- Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce
Enjoy the fresh mountain air of the Lake Almanor Basin and Indian Valley. With our spectacular scenery, lack of cars and a multitude of routes paved and unpaved routes, our area has become a favorite of biking enthusiasts everywhere. Join an event, take your bike around the Basin, up a mountain trail, across beautiful Indian Valley or onto a paved road in Lassen Volcanic National Park. You won’t go wrong anywhere!
Lake Almanor with its 53 miles of shoreline is one of the largest lakes and most popular attractions in Northern California, drawing visitors year-round. Summer lake surface temperatures of about 75 degrees make it ideal for water sports, including water-skiing, wake boarding, kayaking, paddle boarding and wave running. There are several marinas that provide marine services and storage as well as gas. Boat, kayak, paddle board and watercraft rentals are available at several outlets. Personal water craft float tubes and inner tubes are allowed on the lake.
Lake Almanor is a trophy trout fishery, with both rainbow trout and brown trout to target, as well as landlocked king salmon, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, channel catfish, and sacramento perch. Minnows and other fish include the sacramento sucker, carp, sculpin, tui chub, and pond smelt. Fishing really starts to pick up in the spring as the water starts to warm up.
Off road recreation opportunities are endless in Plumas County! Whether you are a fan of Dirt Bikes, ATVs, Side-by-Sides, Rock Crawlers, or 4x4s, we have something for you. Consider Plumas County’s long-running logging industry, to get to the woods you will need roads! The loggers built them. The US Forest Service currently shows 4,482 miles of off-highway access roads in Plumas County…this could take awhile. Our recommendation: visit any Forest Service office in the county and pick up a free copy of the Motor Vehicle Use Maps, grab your GPS, and hit the road.
- Feather River Tourist Association
Lake Almanor Basin boasts 3 seasonal golf courses!
Bailey Creek, a championship 18-hole golf course, is one of the best public mountain golf courses in Northern California. From the 7,040-yard back tees, the layout will challenge even seasoned golfers but the forward tees are player friendly enough for beginners and casual golfers.
Beautiful Lake Almanor Country Club is a semi-private 9-hole course which is open to the public.
Lake Almanor West, a 9-hole golf course offers two very different sets of tee markers so you will feel like you are playing 18 unique golf holes.