Lake Almanor, California, USA

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Lake Almanor, California, USA

Lake Almanor vacation rentals

Lake Almanor – water, water everywhere

Forget what TLC said – sticking to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to is for chumps. Instead, grab a bathing suit and head for your Lake Almanor vacation rental. The 8th largest reservoir in California, Lake Almanor is one of the Golden State’s premier outdoor recreation areas. Located mostly within the Lassen National Forest, Lake Almanor is a popular destination for boating and swimming, and you’ll find ample hiking, camping, and equestrian trails around its 52 miles of wooded shoreline.

Wet your appetite for Lake Almanor

Boasting a number of marinas and boat ramps along its shoreline, water sports are the main summer event at Lake Almanor. From kayaking and paddleboarding to sailing and jetskiing, you’ll find plenty of agencies offering all kinds of water activity rentals. A Lake Almanor vacation rental will also put you close to hiking trails, campsites, and golf courses. In the winter, you can take part in snowmobiling and cross-country skiing near the lake, or head to one of the area’s many mountain resorts to get your adrenaline fix with plenty of great snowboarding and downhill skiing.

Logging serious hours in Lake Almanor

For a unique perspective on natural history, take a stroll through Lassen Volcanic National Park. Here, you can explore more than 106,000 acres of stark wilderness around Lassen Peak, the world’s largest plug dome volcano. At the Collins Pine Museum, you’ll learn about the region’s industrial past through logging and forestry history in a reconstructed saw mill, and the interactive exhibits are a hit with families. Thanks to the epic scenery, golf is a popular sport in the region, and there are 2 lakeside courses where you can enjoy sweeping Lake Almanor views.

Lake Almanor – summer paradise, winter wonderland

Lake Almanor has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, which means you’ll get mild winters and plenty of warm, dry summer days. Average highs hover around 85 degrees in July and August, but summers also tend to be the busiest time of year, when families flock to the area for its cooler temperatures and lakefront activities. With a whopping 120 inches of snowfall annually, winter sports are popular, so you’ll find that prices for Lake Almanor vacation rentals tend to stay about the same from season to season.

Lake Almanor – a peak experience

Originally created by damming the North Fork of the Feather River, Lake Almanor is surrounded by the majestic snow-capped peaks of the southern Cascade Mountains. The nearby Lassen National forest provides a natural habitat for black bears, coyotes, and cougars, and it also contains Lassen Volcanic National Park, a stark section of wilderness around the active Lassen Peak volcano. Take a walk along the north side of the lake and you'll encounter grazing cattle enjoying their seasonal pasture grounds; the area is also home to migratory birds like Canada geese and ducks.