North Shore Campground

Lake Almanor

Lake Almanor

North Shore Campground, Lake Almanor, CA

North Shore 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.

North Shore Campground

North Shore Campground is privately owned campground open to the public. The camp is spread along the shore of 28,000-acre Lake Almanor. Visitors to Lake Almanor enjoy boating, waterskiing, fishing, swimming, and hiking. Lassen Volcanic National Park is close enough for a day trip.

North Shore Campground offers tent and RV camping along with rental cabins. RV sites have hook-ups. Some sites are lakefront. Amenities at the campground include hot showers, a general store, coin operated laundry, a boat ramp and boat slips, and a fish-cleaning station. They also have canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard rentals. During the high season there is a 2-night minimum stay.

Campground Basics
North Shore Campground Location: North shore of Lake Almanor, west of Chester off Highway 36
Elevation: 4,600 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Red Bluff - 84 miles, 1:40
Number of Sites: 34 tent sites
94 RV sites with partial hook-ups
Open - Closed: May through September
People per Site: 4 included in price, 2 more may be added at $5 each
Vehicles per Site: 2 ($5 for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: on leash, always attended, $1 per day
Information: (530) 258-3376

Reservations available May through early October
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 45 feet
Accessible Sites: Several sites are accessible
2018 Fees: Tents - $39 per night
RV sites - $49 - $59 per night
Reservations: North Shore Campground Reservations

North Shore Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring ; partial hook-ups at RV sites
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, laundry
Campground Map: North Shore Campground Map
Showers: Yes
Dump station: Yes
Nearby attractions: Canyon Dam Picnic Area, Lake Almanor Recreation Trail, Plumas Pines Resort, Wilson's Camp Prattville, Almanor Scenic Outlook, Chester

North Shore Campground sign, Lake Almanor, CA

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

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