Welcome to the recreational experience of Lake Almanor
About Lake Almanor
Chester, in addition to being well known as a "Gateway" community to the Lassen Volcanic National Park, is also the closet township to the Pacific Crest Trail in Plumas County.
Lake Almanor offers four seasons of recreation to outdoor enthusiasts. Pick your season, pick your favorite activity. Whether water skiing, wake or snowboarding, cross country skiing, running, hiking, cycling or snowshoeing, Lake Almanor is the destination for you.
Do you dream of taking to the hills on your ATV, snowmobile or exploring Caribou Wilderness on horseback? Plan your stay in Lake Almanor.
Are you an angler seeking the catch of a lifetime, whether bass, trout or salmon? Test your skills in Lake Almanor and the North Fork of the Feather River.
Do you crave being close to nature or have a preference for more leisurely activities? Try a leaf peeping expedition, a patio boat cruise or spend your time discovering the wildlife that abounds in Lake Almanor. The Basin also offers fine art galleries, good books, art tours, a variety of craft fairs and quilting workshops.
Are you competitive and like to feel challenged? Register now for the Fourth of July Chester Classic 5K Run-Walk or the 28th annual Street Rod Extravaganza. Feel the need for speed or the burn that comes from long distance cycling? Try the Century Mile High 100 Bike Ride Father's Day weekend.
In addition to the many events and independent recreation opportunities to be found in the Lake Almanor Basin, a host of formalized activities and events are offered by the Almanor Recreation and Park District.
To learn more about these programs, evens, current projects and volunteer opportunities, please take a moment to visit the rest of the website. You may also email the district for information at email@example.com or leave a message at (530) 258-2562.
COMING UP! Chester July 4th Fun Run Join us for the 36th Chester 4th of July Classic Run & Walk! It is a 3.25 Mile Run/Walk for the whole family!
FLASH! Brought to you by Almanor Recreation and Park District! Two new sports programs have hit the boards in our local school gymnasiums! The first is "Youth Open Gym" and the second is "Adult Drop In Basketball."
YOUTH OPEN GYM is a FREE and FUN sports activity program offered in the Chester Elementary School gym. It is open to all children, in grades K - 6, from any school in the Lake Almanor Basin. It operates from 3 - 5 p.m. every Friday night except for school holidays and will run through the end of March. REGISTER your children now, BEAT the cold and BURN off excess energy!
STARTING February 1......Adult Drop In Basketball in the Chester High School gym! The program will be offered every Sunday, from 5 -- 7 p.m. until April 1. This program is co-ed and open to persons age 16 and older. Chester High School students currently enrolled in sports should check with the Athletic Director to ensure Sunday play will not violate league practice rules.
Following the well attended public Almanor Basin Trails Exploratory Committee meeting held May 8, 2014 the internal work group is now meeting the first Tuesday of each month, at 6 p.m., in the headquarters building of Almanor Recreation and Park District, 102 Meadowbrook Loop (the modular next to the Truman Collins Sports Complex). Two projects are currently in the works,the mapping of water trails and formulating a recreation plan for an all inclusive trail system within the Lake Almanor Basin.
Inquiring minds want to know.......What's coming up in the world of recreation in the Lake Almanor Basin.....Tune in to the events page for all the latest!
Seeking a way to help recreation grow in Lake Almanor....You can find your niche by volunteering to work on the many new projects listed on the ARPD Community News page.