Last Chance Creek Campground

Lake Almanor

Lake Almanor

Last Chance Creek Campground, near Lake Almanor, CA

Last Chance Creek 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.

Last Chance Creek Campground

Last Chance Creek Campground sits on the banks of Last Chance Creek, not far from where it empties into Lake Almanor. The main body of the lake and the town of Chester are about 3½ miles south of the campground. A narrow, bumpy road leads into this secret gem of a campground.

Last Chance Creek makes a good base from which to enjoy all the recreation at Lake Almanor or to make a day trip north into Lassen Volcanic National Park. In the spring white pelicans breed in the nearby lake waters and provide an extraordinary exhibit of beauty.

There are 12 campsites at Last Chance Creek Campground. A 2-night minimum stay is required for those making reservations. The campground is operated by PG&E. Nearby is Last Chance Group Campground. The group campground also accommodates horses.

Campground Basics
Last Chance Creek Campground Location: Along Last Chance Creek, 3½ miles north of Chester and Lake Almanor
Elevation: 4,550 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Red Bluff - 86 miles, 1:42
Number of Sites: 12
Open - Closed: Mid-May through early October
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 vehicle ($5 for additional vehicles)
Pets: on leash, always attended, $2 per day
Information: (530) 284-1785

Reservations available Late May through early October
Booking Window: See PG&E's Reservation Information below
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 30 feet
Accessible Sites: Some sites are accessible
Fees: $22 per night
Reservations: Last Chance Creek Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out 11 AM

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

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Campground Reservation Information

Beginning April 2, 2018, at 8:00 AM, group and individual campsites may be reserved for a full week or more (7-day minimum, 14-day maximum) within the campground's reservation season.

Starting April 16, 2018, at 8:00 AM, group and individual campsites may be reserved for partial weeks and weekends (2-day minimum, 14-day maximum) within the campground's reservation season.

All PG&E campgrounds, including those with reservations available, also have some first-come, first-serve sites.

General Camping Information

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

Last Chance Creek Group Campground

Last Chance Creek Group Campground has 3 sites which can accommodate up to 30, 40, or 60 people each. Each site has a fire ring, BBQs, wooden storage cabinets, and picnic tables. The spacious campground has piped water and vault toilets. A 2-night minimum stay is required. The campground has a horseshoe pit and a volleyball area. Horses are welcome in the group campground in sites #13-25.
Last Chance Creek Group Camp Rules and Information

Fees: 30 people - $85 per night, 40 people - $112,
60 people - $169
Reservations: Last Chance Creek Group Campsite Reservations

Last Chance Creek Group Campground, near Lake Almanor, CA

Last Chance Creek Group Campground

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