Sheltered by pines and crossed by excellent fishing streams, the Lake Almanor area is one of Northern California’s true gems. Campers come to the region to fish, hike, ride horses, swim, boat, and just plain relax. Here are ten great places to set up camp.
Rocky Point Campground is located 11 miles from Greenville on Hwy 89 on the shore of Lake Almanor. This beauty boasts160 sites and is open from May to October, depending on snowfall.
Camp Conery is located 9 miles from Greenville on Hwy 89 across the Hwy from Lake Almanor. This group camping area has a multi-purpose building with a cook area, grill, refrigerator, showers, and flush toilets. The campground also has 5 bunk houses, each with a bathroom, that will hold up to 50 people total. Open end of May to beginning of October. By Reservation only. Call (916) 386-5164.
Last Chance Campground is located 6 miles Northeast of Chester on Hwy 36. Set among pines and junipers next to a mountain stream, this campground has 25 sites, 13 of which can be reserved as a group site. Open end of May to early October.
Cool Springs Campground is located 10 miles from Chester off of Hwy 89 on the shore of Butt Lake Reservoir, this campground has 33 sites. Full hookups are provided. Open mid May to mid September.
Yellow Creek Campground is located 20 miles from Lake Almanor along the banks of Yellow Creek overlooking a beautiful meadow, this secluded little campground has 12 sites. Roads to and inside the campground are dirt. This spot is a favorite with fly fishermen. Water, propane and sewer hookups are provided. Open end of May to the mid September.