Camping in Lake Almanor

Large, man-made lake is a hidden gem, a water recreation paradise, and gateway to Lassen.

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Mill Creek Resort

48 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents12 acres · Mineral, Tehama
Welcome! We’re Jillian and Joe, along with our sidekicks Sonora + Ayla, the brains and the brawn behind Mill Creek Resort. Since 2017, we have been pouring every ounce of our love and energy into this landmark 1930’s resort. We take great pride in honoring it's rich history while creating a space for the next generation of mountain adventurers. Nestled in 12 acres of cedars and towering pines on the south side of Lassen Volcanic National Park, we offer 9 cabins open year-round, along with 17 campsites, some featuring glamping tents and 8 RV spots, one featuring a vintage 70's trailer and 2015 modern RV. We hope your path leads you here to experience all that Lassen has to offer. Miles of trails, pristine waters, dark skies, and wildlife abound, all awaiting to be discovered. Find your Wild, be kind, and leave no trace.
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Wild Plumas

11 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents50 acres · Greenville, Plumas
Wild Plumas offers six glamping sites on our family's private 50-acre property at the base of the Sierra Nevada. Rent one glamping site, or the whole property for a larger event like a reunion, retreat, or small wedding! The camps are completely private (each one has 3+ acres) and offer a large canvas tent, comfortable bed/bedding, outdoor kitchen area, hot showers, and more (check the listings for details). We also have one year-round cabin, and tent sites during the summer. We are located one hour from the Mount Lassen Volcanic National Park, and minutes from swimming holes, lakes, and a million acres of National Forest- or simply stay at the property and enjoy the on-site hiking trails, free loaner bikes, treehouse, zip line, and kid's ninja warrior course. The campsites are also just a few steps from swimming holes along the creek that runs throughout. Pets are welcome in our tent sites only. Please note: Our community was severely affected by the Dixie Fire. Although you can't tell from within our property, the nearby area was heavily burnt, as well as the nearby town of Greenville. During your stay, you may hear the sounds of Greenville as the town rebuilds (1.5 miles away) and you may incur brief driving delays on your way here. When you arrive at Wild Plumas- an oasis of green within the black- you will see what a miracle it is that we survived! We thank you for your patience and for your support of our small business during this time. Be sure to visit Greenville's new pop-up downtown with food trucks, a thrift store, and an outdoor bar. Wild Plumas consists of six sites total, each with their own personality. Each site accommodates between two-four people and additional adults are $10/night. There is no charge for children. Site #1, The Wild Rose Bell Tent. This is our most popular site. Includes two queen beds, and all bedding, inside the 20' diameter glamping tent (plenty of room for extra tents outside). Outdoors is a large covered kitchen area and picnic table, BBQ, propane firepit (propane provided), and an on-demand hot water shower, treehouse, and zip line. This site is easy to get to and is the best for larger groups, and it offers wonderful views of the property meadows and Sierra Nevada Mountains. It's a five-minute walk to the creek and private swimming hole. Site #2: This Wolf Creek Adventure Site. The Wolf Creek site overlooks the creek and offers a bell tent (with a queen-size bed and bedding plus a small pull-out couch), picnic table, BBQ, propane firepit (propane provided), and beach. If you are traveling with very small children, or adults with physical limitations, we recommend Site #1 (Wild Rose Bell Tent) over the Wolf Creek Creek Camp, as the creek camp is more difficult to access (up a flight of stairs). This site has incredible views of the creek and Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Site #3: The Sugar Pine Bluff: The most private camp we offer. This site consists of a 20' glamping tent with spectacular views of the mountains and creek. Inside are two queen sized beds (and all bedding), outside is a picnic table, propane fire pit (five pounds of propane is provided (i.e. about five hours of fire time, with more propane available for purchase with the camp hosts), BBQ, and porta potty (potties are cleaned between guests but only completely emptied on Tuesdays. If you would like a brand new toilet we can arrange that for an additional fee- please note that the walk to the porta-potty at this site is a 5-minute walk and down a steep staircase). A short walk away (at the owner's cabin) is an on-demand (hot) outdoor shower that you are welcome to use. It is a 30-second walk to the creek and your private swimming hole. NOTE: This site is up on a bluff and requires a short walk up steep stairs from the car. There is also a large dropoff to the creek, so not recommended for families with toddlers. Site #4: The Lost Sierra Camp, our largest and most accessible camp. This is a very large flat site similar to the Wild Rose, with big trees and soft grassy areas, plus a fantastic view of the mountains. This site offers a queen-sized bed, small pull-out couch, picnic table, propane firepit, a private hot outdoor shower, and plenty of room for bigger tents. Easy pull-right-up parking. Site #5: The Cottonwood Grove, large, flat, and with pull-right-up access. This is a very large flat site similar to the Wild Rose and Lost Sierra, with big trees and soft grassy areas, plus a fantastic view of the mountains. This site offers a queen-sized bed, picnic table, propane firepit, private hot outdoor shower (a 5-min walk away), and plenty of room for bigger tents. Site #6: The Gypsy Wagon on the creek. Totally private tiny house on wheels with a Queen-sized bed, small living space, and outdoor propane firepit. Located just a few steps to the creek and private beach, and the furthest away from any other glamping site. All sites have unlimited drinking water (the Wild Rose and the Lost Sierra Camp have their own spigot, the Creek and Bluff camps have water delivered), and none of the sites have electricity, wifi, or hook-ups (cell phone coverage is good). All sites are extremely private. Not sure your plans? We get it! If you need to postpone your reservation, we allow✨no-fee✨re-booking (with at least a 7-day notice of your reservation).
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Peter's Forest Vacation Rentals

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents18 acres · Shingletown, Shasta
Living Springs Resort, a peaceful campground nestled in the woods with majestic tall pine and cedar trees close to Lassen Volcanic National Park. There's also a lake and a year round creek with fish on the property where you can relax in the natural & peaceful wooded setting . Quiet and beautiful place to enjoy with your friends and family. Guests from all backgrounds are welcome.The "LIVE" well water is drinkable and extremely clean straight out of the volcanic ground without anything added to it, lab tested every month.Amazing attractions near by like Subway Lava Tube Cave, Burney Falls, Shasta Lake and Caverns, Whiskeytown Lake and all amazing lakes and hiking trails up on Lassen.About 15 miles from Lassen National Volcanic Park. 
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Little House in the Big Woods

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Forest Ranch, Butte
The cabin shares the property with our home but a large portion of the yard is maintained solely for the use of cabin guests. The space feels private with no obligation to interact with the main house residents. Enjoy cooking on the BBQ or sitting by the firepit while taking in the woodland scenery. The area features a plethora of nearby hiking, mountain biking, disc golf, and swimming. Or enjoy the simplicity of reading a book, sitting by the fire, and letting the forest share its splendor with you. This house is also only about an hour drive to beautiful Lake Almanor and the amazing gem of Lassen National Park. It is very easy to go up for a day to go boating, fishing, a hike to the hot springs and hydrothermal areas, or have a picnic. The drive between here and there is on well maintained roads and the scenery is absolutely stunning. While Chico may look a bit far away on the map, the highway gets you there in 20 short minutes. This university town is well known for its mixture of vibrance, the arts, and small town rural living. The area boasts truly amazing restaurants, bars, shopping and modern amenities. Our property is very close to access points for the famous Upper Bidwell park. We will share a guidebook full of our personal recommendations of things to do in the area.
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Maple Creek Ranch

6 sites · RVs, Tents500 acres · Cohasset, Butte
The Maple Creek Ranch and Tree Farm has been family owned and operated since 1934. The patriarch of the family, whose family had moved here from Sweden, had a great love of the forest and trains. The property was one of the first certified tree farms in California with the goal of nurturing a healthy forest. In the 1960’s, a mile of railroad tracks was laid and the whistle of a small, steam engine train could be heard throughout the community. Local residents and kids were treated to free train rides and special events for many years.There is a natural spring with a small creek that supplies the ponds with fresh water year around. There is also a small canyon on the property with a larger stream called Mud Creek. The land is rich in Indian history and there a artifacts and other signs on the Indians presence.The Cohasset area is relatively unknown. 15 miles from our property is Deer Creek and the Lasson National Forest is about a 2 hour drive north.  While staying with us you can pitch your tent on our private 500 acres. We have 2  primitive camping spots on our property. Each spot has a picnic table and fire pit. There is a flush toilet shared for both camp sites. * During freezing weather the toilets may be closed so they don’t freeze! Please check before booking *The spots are spread out to ensure privacy. Our property is surrounded by the forest and is loaded with deer, squirrels, turkeys and other forest animals. We have numerous walking trails, a fresh water pond for fishing and swimming. Please notify us if you have an RV.  Site 1 is best for RV's. Site 2 can accommodate smaller RV's. We look forward to meeting you!
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Lake Concow Campground

99 sites · RVs, TentsOroville, Butte
Ancestors of Maidu people lived here long ago. European settlers arrived and took control of the area. In recent history, a multi-cultural group of community members formed the Konkow Partnership to attempt to hold, steward, and preserve the wilderness that survives here. We look forward to your post fire visit.Learn more about this land:Congratulations Campers!  The campground is reopened after the last couple of years of wild fires and tough winters. We are reopened even as repairs and upgrades are being made. Thank you to all visitors who love this place for your patience as we continue to improve the features of the Campground. Stay tuned for progress reports. We hope to see you real soon. Visit, fish, or camp in a rare jewel forest, hidden in the Sierra/Cascade foothills, less than an hour's drive to Chico, Oroville, or Paradise. Surviving forests of mature cedars, pines, oaks, and madrones provide shady camping, fishing along the lake shore, or picnicing along the banks of the creek that runs through a recovering creekside area. Stargaze or fly kites in our Great Meadow or admire copious wildflowers and other native plants on over 80 acres of wilderness. We provide a variety of recovering wilderness areas near water faucets, pit toilets and an RV dump station. Our site features mature forests, grassy meadows, a year-round creek in a fire recovery zone. The site also features lakefront shoreline access for bank fishing, a central fire pit and lots of space for group camping. Fires are permitted in the central pit when weather allows. The Lake Concow/Konkow Campground is a wilderness sanctuary and houses many variety of rare and endangered plants, animals, and insects. Please be aware of and give respectful space to all of the residents of the park. The list of year round residents may include poison oak, thorny berry vines, mosquitoes, ticks, spiders, deer, eagles, osprey, owls, squirrels, skunks, foxes, bears, mountain lions, snakes, bats, and more. Please be responsible for personal camp supplies and trash. The Campground is a Pack In/Pack Out location and garbage cans are supplied near the office house near the entrance. Good hiking shoes, protective clothing, and hats are recommended. All Campground faucets supply delicious, potable water tested regularly. The modern listings spell the name Concow, Ancestors spelled it Konkow. Both are correct, though may give different search results. There is plenty of room for parking large vehicles and for turning around. TOW VEHICLES MUST STAY THE DURATION OF THE CAMPING VISIT. Sorry, we DO NOT allow towed-in-and-dropped-off campers or 5th wheel trailers at this time. This may change as clean up work progresses through the year. Stay tuned for updates. Thank you.
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Camp Almanor at Big Springs

7 sites · Lodging10 acres · Lake Almanor, Plumas
Our family owned cabins are located across the street from Lake Almanor! Together with our crew, we're excited to welcome you into our home away from home. We believe in outdoor BBQs, starry nights, good laughs, exploration, deep sleep, and an early rise. The mountains are a place to get back to basics, a place to explore, to breathe. So turn off your phone and return to your senses. We hope Camp Almanor becomes your home as it is ours. It’s located in one of the most spectacular areas in the world. From craggy peaks and high mountain lakes to wild and winding rivers, we’re surrounded on all sides by the Lost Sierra. Avoid the crowds and explore Lassen Volcanic National Park, just a short drive away, it is home to steaming fumaroles, meadows freckled with wildflowers, clear mountain lakes, and numerous volcanoes. We're proud to know this area intimately and are excited to share the secret spots with you. Excellent hiking & running trails, and thousands of miles of ATV, dirt bike, and mountain bike trails are accessible right from our camp or within a short drive from Camp Almanor. You may just want to sit outside and read for days, enjoy the tall pine trees, and eat s’mores. The more adventurous may prefer kayaking, boating, fishing, bird watching, and stand-up paddle boards. The surrounding terrain offers endless activities and unbelievable scenery in a remote wilderness setting. Our cabin collection is where you will find the perfect lodging for your stay. Our options include a cozy studio cabin with a full bed, bunk beds, or futon, our popular loft cabin that sleeps up to six with a queen bed and two full mattresses in a low-ceiling loft, and our spacious chalet with room for eight. Each cabin comes with a fully stocked kitchen and essential items like linens and towels, ensuring a comfortable stay. To make your stay more comfortable, we suggest bringing along some additional beach towels, as the towels provided are meant for use only within the cabin. No matter what size group you are traveling with, we have a cabin option for you. Book now to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing getaway in the heart of nature.
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Mimi’s Hideaway

1 site · RV1 acre · Chester, Plumas
Mimi’s hideaway is ideal for fully contained RVs up to 28ft. (sorry, no tent camping). We are located in the town of Chester/ Lake Almanor. The site sits on the edge of a beautiful 70 acre meadow where you can explore the historical Olsen barn, complete with barn owl. Follow the trail a short walk from your site to get epic views of Mt. Lassen,hiking, and fishing. Watch wildlife, birds, and the moonrise while relaxing at the table with built in fire pit. Also available is full hook up (with 50/30 electric, water, and sewer), BBQ, trash, and Mt. Views. Pets welcome, especially if they play with Indy the border collie. We are located with in a short drive to beaches, boating, water sports rentals, kayaking, hiking, fishing, off roading, and Mt. Lassen National Park.
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Island Warriors Retreat

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Shingletown, Shasta
Our Hipcamp is nestled in a forest of Pine and Cedar trees on over an acre of land. You'll be surrounded by the sights, smell, and sounds of nature making for a very relaxing getaway. The property is near lakes (Lake McCumber is half a mile away), Lassen Volcanic National Park and Burney Falls, the Eighth Wonder of the World only 45 minutes away. There are neighbors on one side so be courteous and observe the quite hours. Shingletown is a ten minute drive up Highway 44 for all you grocery needs, eating out, and gasoline. Currently we have a portable toilet and shower until a permanent one is built.
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Coppercreek Camp

11 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents117 acres · Greenville, Plumas
Learn more about this land: Coppercreek Camp is your mountain escape with fresh mountain air and dark night skies perfect for star gazing. Come stay in a bunk cabin alone or with friends and family and enjoy endless miles of hiking, biking, and riding trails. Coppercreek Camp is located in Plumas County 10 minutes from Lake Almanor, the Feather River, and Round Valley Lake. We are an hour from Lassen National Park.  Please note: The Dixie fire burned our town of Greenville and through our property in August 2021. There is ongoing repair work in the local area, limited services, a lot of burned forest, but still many beautiful sites to see. Much of our property burned, but we still have a little slice of green heaven. Please come and support our special town as we rebuild! Picnic by our ponds, play in our sandpit volleyball court, relax in a hammock, watch your kids put on a show at our amphitheater, and watch the sunset over Keddie Peak. The frogs and crickets will sing you to sleep. Our bunk cabins are rustic with electricity, screen windows and doors, and each cabin fits up to 6 guests in twin sized bunk beds. Please bring all of your own bedding and sleeping bags. May through October there is a bath and shower house with hot water and flush toilets. Propane fire pits are available for use. The winters are cold and snowy, spring and fall are ideal with warm sunny days and cool, crisp nights, and the summer has warm evenings and hot days. There is plenty of shade with large pine, cedar and oak trees and plenty of open sunny space in the meadow. Coppercreek Camp is your perfect mountain getaway for the whole family!
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TURNER BEACH AT LAKE ALMANOR

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Westwood, Plumas
Turner Beach At Lake Almanor is a privately owned vacant lakefront lot. The property is wide enough to accommodate 3 RV's end to end, ensuring no blocked views of the lake. You will be camping along Lake Almanor's East Shore on your own private campground instead of "combat camping" in the popular public campgrounds nearby. Additionally, the property can accommodate numerous smaller vans and tents. We have 2 mooring buoys and a large dock. There is a sani-hut potty which is maintained/cleaned weekly. The property is located between the lake and the highway, so there will be road noise. Some guests have been bothered by the traffic and some have not. We have 2 SUP boards, a kayak, and a canoe as well as a 5-person pedal boat that can be borrow while renting our beach. Doing so will be at your own risk and you are required to wear personal floatation devices (lifejackets). Lifejackets are not provided, so you will need to bring your own. We ask that you please respect our toys and take care not to damage them or lose any parts/pieces. All renters must take their own trash with them when they depart. No Fireworks, No firearms, No drugs allowed. Dogs are allowed and we do have a 10 x 10 x 6 kennel onsite. Campers are responsible for minding their pet's safety, politeness, and picking up their poo-poo's. Marshmallow roasting/cooking fires must be kept small and are only allowed in the provided fire ring. There is some small firewood onsite, and if you need more you can purchase nearby at Almanor Landscape Supply or bring your own. The early mornings are tranquil, and the sunsets are STUNNING! We hope you enjoy your stay! **OUR BEACH IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON NOW FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH MAY. HOWEVER, IF THE WEATHER FORECAST LOOKS DECENT COME MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2024, WE MAY OPEN FOR RESERVATIONS. THANK YOU FOR LOOKING!
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Cozy Log Cabin Near Lassen Park

1 site · Lodging3 acres · Shingletown, Shasta
Are you ready to unplug from the world and recharge in nature? This newly built two bedroom, two bath log cabin will help you do just that. You’ll reconnect with love ones since the cabin has NO WIFI but does have a wood burning stove and miles of trails to walk on just outside of the front door. The cabin is conveniently located just minutes from the north entrance of Lassen National Park. For entertainment, I have a TV (no cable)/DVD player with a selection of movies, board games, and reading material including a few books and magazines. There is timber land at the back of the property with plenty of trails to walk or ride a mountain bike (if you bring one). Lassen National Park is a short drive away. Also nearby is lake McCumber. I have a wood burning stove inside that you can use for a fire. Absolutely NO FIRES outside. There is a fire ban in effect, thank you for your cooperation and understanding. I have a propane BBQ outside that you can use, along with a picnic bench and other outside seating. I will provide a selection of tea, hot coco, coffee and oatmeal to get your day started. Be sure to bring food with you since the nearest grocery story is about 9 miles away. I will provide a basket of firewood to use during your stay, but it's a good idea to bring extra since it will go fast. Because you're in the forest, there is limited cell reception so please plan accordingly. I've found that Verizon has some signal while AT&T has none. Since it's meant to get away from it all, not having cell service might be a good thing. :) The master bedroom is on the entire loft floor so there isn't a lock or door that separates the main area downstairs. Just so you're aware. There is a door and lock on the guest bedroom downstairs. All you'll need to bring are your personal items, food for your stay, and extra firewood! Once booked, I will send more helpful tips and information for your stay a week prior to your check in date. Dogs - I allow dogs because I believe they are part of the family, but please notify me if you intend to bring your dog prior to your stay. If there is high wind in the forecast, the electric company, PG&E may turn the power off for safety reasons. They usually notify me a day in advance and I will let you know right away, but I wanted you to know that it might be a possibility during your stay. For Winter Guests: A 4 wheel drive vehicle or car with chains is HIGHLY recommended to travel to the cabin. The main road is paved but there will be snow/ice in the area. The driveway is a slight uphill and is not paved. Please be prepared for snow. ***Approved Shasta County Short Term Rental Permit #STR 20-0013***
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Camping in Lake Almanor guide

Spanning 52 square miles, Lake Almanor is one of the largest man-made lakes in California. A popular destination for boating, paddling, swimming, and water sports, the lake is home to several public boat launches and marinas that make lake access easy. Anglers are also drawn to the excellent fishing, while several trails offer land-based fun and the area serves as a gateway to Lassen Volcanic National Park. Lassen National Forest surrounds the lake, offering a number of developed and dispersed campgrounds, while additional options can be found around the lakeshore in the form of private campgrounds, RV parks, and campgrounds run by PG&E.

Where to Go

North Shore

Chester, the largest town in the region, can be found on the north shore of Lake Almanor. Camping options include private campgrounds and RV parks, the PG&E-run Last Chance Campground and forest service Warner Creek, Domingo Springs, and High Bridge campgrounds. Lassen Volcanic National Park is less than 30 miles away, and convenient overnight options include the Warner Valley and Juniper Lake campgrounds. Or find plenty of backcountry options in Lassen National Forest’s Caribou Wilderness nearby.

East Shore

The Lake Almanor Peninsula, which nearly bisects the lake, can be found on the east shore of the lake. Several small communities and residential developments can be found along the shoreline, including Almanor, Hamilton Branch, Bailey Creek, and Foxwood. Several private campgrounds and RV resorts offer overnight options in lakeside and forested settings. Further east inland, find the Mountain Meadows Reservoir, popular with hunters and birdwatchers.

South Shore

Aside from the small community of Canyon Dam, which offers private RV resorts and a boat launch, most of the south shore is undeveloped land or part of the Lassen National Forest. Further south is the Plumas National Forest, which operates several campgrounds near the south shore. PG&E also manages several campgrounds, including Rock Point Campground and Camp Conery. Further south, find the Butt Valley Reservoir and several PG&E-run campgrounds, including the Ponderosa Flat and Cool Springs campgrounds.

West Shore

The west shore is home to the small communities of Lake Almanor West, Almanor, and Prattville, which offer a range of lodging and amenities, including a golf course. A portion of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway also winds past Lake Almanor’s west shore. Camping options include several private RV resorts, PG&E-run campgrounds, like Rocky Point, and campgrounds within Lassen National Forest, including Almanor, Soldier Meadows, and Hole-in-the-Ground campgrounds.

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