Almanor Campground

Lake Almanor

Lake Almanor

Almanor North Campground, Lake Almanor, CA

Almanor North Campground

Lake Almanor
Attractions and Activities

Lake Almanor is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts from boaters and water skiers to anglers and hikers.

  • Take your boat out onto the water of 28,000-acre Lake Almanor.
  • Enjoy waterskiing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, and fishing.
  • Rent a boat at Big Cove Resort, Majors Outpost, or Knotty Pines Resort.
  • Enjoy a picnic and a swim at Marvin Alexander Beach, East Shore or Canyon Dam.
  • Hike on the Lake Almanor Recreation Trail for great views of Lake Almanor.
  • Rent a kayak from Lake Almanor Kayak Rentals.
  • Take a day trip to Butt Reservoir, Mountain Meadows Reservoir or Round Valley Reservoir.

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Bears: Food and similar items must be stored in bear-proof lockers.
  2. Water may still be in short supply after California's drought.
  3. Firewood: Purchase firewood locally to avoid bringing in pests.

Almanor Campground

Almanor Campground is located on the west shore of Lake Almanor in the Lassen National Forest. Visitors to the area enjoy boating, waterskiing, and fishing in 28,000-acre Lake Almanor. The campground is divided into 3 sections - North, South and the new Legacy loop. The campgrounds are set back from the lake's edge among the trees. Legacy is farthest from the lake. A paced bike trail connects all three. A launch ramp and lakefront area are located by the campgrounds. Nearby to the south is Canyon Dam Picnic Area with a beach and boat launch ramp.

Almanor North and South campgrounds have 104 campsites and nearby Almanor Legacy another 13. There is one tent-only site in the complex, while all other campsites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Legacy has partial hook-ups. Some specific sites can be reserved, but many are non-specific, meaning that a site will be assigned to upon arrival. Other sites are kept open for first come, first served. Also there are 2 Group Sites.

Campground Basics
Almanor Campground Location: On Almanor Drive West off Highway 89, along Lake Almanor's west shore
Elevation: 4,600 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Red Bluff - 82 miles, 1:36
Number of Sites: 104
Open - Closed: May through September
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 (fee for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: on leash, always attended
Information: (530) 258-2141

Reservations available Mid-May through September
Booking Window: from 4 days up to 6 months in advance
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 40 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $15 - $18 per night
Reservations: Almanor Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 1:00 PM, check-out Noon

Almanor Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water, amphitheater
Showers: No
Dump station: Nearby
Nearby attractions: Canyon Dam Picnic Area, Lake Almanor Recreation Trail, Plumas Pines Resort, Wilson's Camp Prattville, Almanor Scenic Outlook, Chester

General Camping Information for

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate

Almanor Legacy Campground, Lake Almanor, CA

Almanor Legacy Campground

Almanor Campground Group Campsite

Almanor Campground's group site can accommodate up to 100 people and 25 vehicles. The group campsites have less shade than the regular campgrounds. They are situated in a rather open area on the opposite side of Highway 89 from the other campgrounds.
Fee: $100
Reservation Window: from 4 days up to 12 months in advance
Reservations: Almanor Campground Group Campsite Reservations

Almanor Group Campground, Lake Almanor, CA

Almanor Group Campground

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