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  • a misty sunrise over a large lake with several evergreens on the edgePelicans swimming on Lake Almanor on a misty morning at sunrise.
  • A man on a wake board creates a giant wave behind himWater skier at Lake Almanor. Photo courtesy of John Golden
  • a man and two dogs prepare gear on snow covered edge of lakeCross-country skiing with friends. Photo courtesy of Terre Reynolds
  • a man paddles on lake in a boatA pontoon boat glides across Lake Almanor. Photo courtesy of Laura Sederberg

Lake Almanor

65 MILES FROM CHICO
The Lake Almanor Basin is the crossroads where the Sierra Nevada interlace with the Cascades. The lake itself is widely known for its beauty, and the Lake Almanor Basin offers world-class fishing, camping, hiking, biking, kayaking, horseback riding, and bird watching.