Chester The charming community of Chester is the main business hub for the Lake Almanor Basin. Nestled along the banks of the Feather River, Chester's unique stores, parks, museums, and library provide the back drop for many annual events and celebrations.
Lake Almanor West The West Shore of Lake Almanor, off of Highway 89, hosts the Almanor West Community with a 9-golf course, driving range, tennis courts, boat launch, beach and recreation area. Spectacular views of the Peninsula and LassenPeak highlight this community.
Prattville Located on the extreme west shore of Lake Almanor, historic Prattville is home to many family cabins, public beaches, marians, resorts, restaurants, camping and RV parks.
Canyon Dam Gateway to Seneca, Greenville and Indian Valley, Canyon Dam lies along the southern most end of Lake Almanor with campsites, RV parks, lodging and public boat launch facilities.
Peninsula Village Peninsula Village, along the shores of Lake Almanor on Peninsula Drive hosts marinas, a grocery store, coffee house, miniature golf course, RV resorts and several fine restaurants.
Lake Almanor Country Club The Lake Almanor Country Club is a gated community at the tip of the peninsula with 2 boat launches, 2 recreation areas with beaches and playgrounds, a 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, pickle ball courts, bocci ball, and a club house with restaurant and bar.
Foxwood Located off of County Road A-13, several hundred acres make up the innovative gated community of Foxwood known for the beauty of its seasonal landscaping, Foxwood's open areas, playground and Pavilion are favorites for family and neighborhood events.
Bailey Creek Located off Clifford Drive, the homes of Bailey Creek are nestled among lush greens, beautiful pines and mountain views. Here lies the challenging and beautiful 18-Hole championship golf course, Bailey Creek with club house, restaurant and bar. A favorite spot for dining and events.
Hamilton Branch Located at the junction of A-13 and Highway 147, "the Branch" hosts lovely neighborhoods, set near the Feather River , Lake Almanor and the Power House, one of Lake Almanor's premier fishing spots. Amenities of the community include a private boat launch and beach/picnic area for residents.
The Lake Almanor Basin hosts many wonderful year round events and celebrations such as the Memorial Weekend, 4th of July and Bidwell House Craft Fairs, the Mile High 100 Bike Ride, Chester 5 K Fun Run, 4th of July parade and fireworks, Wine Walks, Golf Tournaments, Street Rod Extravaganza, Merchant's Safe Trick or Treat, Merchants Night, a holiday open house and street party, and much more. Visit these events and more on our ANNUAL EVENTS PAGE.
The Chester-Lake Almanor Library and Museum are located at 210 First Avenue on the North Fork of the Feather River. The Library and Museum share the 1929 log cabin built for the Chester Branch of the Plumas County Library.
One of the main attractions of the Museum is a photographic history of the original pioneer communities and settlers from the pre-Lake Almanor era of Big Meadows. View vintage photographs featuring native Americans, dairy and cattle ranching, early days logging, gold mining and early tourism. The library hosts Pre-School Story Time every Tuesday and also offers: Free 24/7 wi-fi, free use of public computers, copies from both the copy machine and computer printer at 20 cents/copy. Summer Hours (April - November): 530- 258-2742
Mon-Weds. 10:00-5:30, closed 1:00-1:30 for lunch
Thurs. 12:00-7:00, closed 5:00-5:30 for lunch
Winter Hours (December - March)
Mon-Thurs. 10:00-5:30, closed 1:00-1:30 for lunch
Parks & Recreation
Chester Park, located on Willow off Main Street, lies along the North Fork of the Feather River, boasts picnic tables, a playground, ball fields, a band shell, public restrooms, beautiful lawns and pines. The park is the location of many summer activities and events, including the Mile High Century Bike Ride, A Few Brews and a Banjo, the 4th of July Craft Show and Picnic in the Park. The park sits at the trail head of the Collins Pine trail.
Chester Park is host to many local events: Memorial Day and 4th of July Craft Fairs, A Few Brews and a Banjo, Concerts in the Park and the Annual Street Rod Extravaganza.
Collins Pine Park, owned by the Collins Pine Company, is located at the southwest entrance to Chester. Collins Pine Park is the location of the the Collins Museum and is the lovely setting for community events such as the Almanor Art Show in August.
Almanor Recreation and Parks District is the organization that hosts many of the recreational events and opportunities in the Lake Almanor Basin. ARPD hosts little league baseball, youth soccer, the Mile Hi 100 bike ride in June, Chester Fun Run in July, Lake Almanor Poker Paddle in July, and the Street Rod Extravaganza in September. They currently have a complete trail system for the area under development. To learn more go to their Trails Committee Page.
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