Community Links

Chester/Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce
The source for anything and everything Lake Almanor; restaurants, churches, businesses, services, and even assistance with relocating to or retirement at Lake Almanor.

Plumas County Visitor Bureau
A wealth of visitor and tourist information and related links.

County of Plumas
Public departments in government, legal system – courts, law enforcement, health agencies, and related links.

Feather Publishing
News for Lake Almanor, Plumas, and Lassen counties.

Northern California Travel and Tourism Network
Virtual online visitors guide to Plumas County calendar of events, maps, and driving directions.

California Law
Find laws currently in effect in the State of California, State Constitution, and Statutes covering various subject areas.

California Land Use and Planning Network (LUPIN)
Data, topic information and links to Plumas County zoning ordinances, maps, and photo satellite imagery.

Plumas County Fire Safe Council
Homeowner tips and information on defensible space, landscaping, and evacuation plans for fire safety in forested areas.

Shopping in Plumas County
Community online display system. Shop local businesses and service providers online.

Plumas Bank
Branches in Chester, Westwood, Greenville, Quincy, Susanville, and Portola. ATM out of branch site located at Lake Almanor in the Peninsula Station Shopping Center on Peninsula Drive and Big Cove Road.

US Bank
Branches in Chester and Susanville.

Local Schools:
Plumas Unified School District
Information for parents regarding education curriculum, instruction, testing, and accountability of schools located in Plumas County.

Chester Jr Sr High School
Parent and student information for athletics, clubs, newsletters, handbooks, and calendar of school year and events.

Almanor Continuation School

Chester Elementary School
Kindergarten thru 6th grade.

Westwood Unified School District
List of Lassen County schools located near Lake Almanor in the community of Westwood.

Westwood Charter School
Site based and independent study programs for kindergarten thru 12th grade.

Local Colleges:
Feather River College
Offers classes in Chester.

Lassen Community College
Offers classes in Westwood.

Plumas County Library and Branches

Public Transportation:
Plumas County Transit Systems
Public bus service connecting communities throughout Plumas County.

Feather River Fine Arts Association
Artists and patrons of the arts who have come together to provide educational opportunities and promote the appreciation of fine arts in our local community.

Plumas County Arts Commission
Since 1981, a tax-exempt, private public benefit corporation which serves as the local arts planning and programming agency for Plumas County to enhance and provide opportunities for artistic development and excellence.

Chester Airport
Plan on visiting Lake Almanor via your own airplane? Fly into Rodgers Field Airport then reach your land destination by renting a car or a bicycle at the airport. Don’t have an airplane, don’t worry you can still fly over Lake Almanor and around Mt Lassen by taking a scenic flight from Chester’s airport.

Lake Almanor West Golf Course
Enjoy spectacular views of Mt Lassen from this beautiful, 9 hole course, par 72 with 6,318 yards of forest-lined fairways.

Bailey Creek Golf Course
18 hole golf course nestled among tall pine trees in the shadow of snow capped Mt. Lassen. Nominated one of Best New Courses in America.

Lake Almanor Country Club (LACC) Golf Course (click here then click Facilities)
Featuring breathtaking views of Lassen Peak and Lake Almanor. The 9 hole course, par 35 is 5,873 yards long and includes a putting green, driving range, pro shop, and golf lessons on site.

Dyer Mountain Resort
Planned community in progress for all season recreational opportunities; ski area will boast the fifth-largest vertical drop in California, over 2500 acres of glade and trail skiing and cross country skiing two championship golf courses, mountain climbing, hiking, horseback riding and equestrian, mountain biking trail system, fishing, canoeing, and duck hunting.

Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway
Take a leisurely scenic drive and enjoy the services, attractions, activities and events as you travel the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway. This sightseeing ride will take you entirely around Lake Almanor, by Westwood, through Chester, and up to Lassen National Volcanic Park. Discover distinctive scenery as you travel through different elevation levels. Take a fall foliage tour in late October to the end of November for wonderful displays of colors.

Lassen Volcanic National Park
Experience volcanic wonders including steam vents, mud pots, boiling pools, volcanic peaks, and painted dunes. Beautiful scenery for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. or for wildlife, volcano activity, ancient history, wildflowers, and natural beauty.

Subway Cave
Take a self guided walk through tube-like caves created thousands years ago by a river of lava that crawled while the top crust cooled and hardened and the lava drained away. A magnificent natural wonder. Don’t forget your flashlight.

Wilderness Trails and Maps
Lassen National Forest Service hosts the largest over snow travel program in California and is currently working on providing additional opportunities for winter and summer off road recreation activities to include motorcycle dirt biking, ATV, mountain biking, walking and hiking trails, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ect.

Lake Almanor Recreational Trail
Experience breath taking views of Lake Almanor, Dyer Mountain and Mount Lassen along this 9.5 mile ten feet wide paved surface walking or biking trail. This trail winds through beautiful forests, meadows, campgrounds, summer home tracts and several lakeshore areas. Great winter trial for cross country skiing or snowshoeing.

Bizz Johnson Trail
This trail follows the old Fernley and Lassen Branch Line of the Southern Pacific railroad. It winds through the rugged Susan River Canyon, crosses the Susan River 12 times on bridges and trestles and passes through two tunnels. A railroad station type kiosk and a 25 foot carved redwood statue of Paul Bunyan marks the Westwood trail head and travels along the Susan River to the main trail head at the old Railroad Depot in the City of Susanville in Lassen County. The landscape is a combination of semi-arid canyon and forests.

Recreation Reviews and Guides
Guides and reviews for outdoor activities and gear from GORP part of the active travel and the outdoor lifestyle Away Network.

Winter Snow Sports:
As Lake Almanor is located in both Lassen National Forest and Plumas National Forest there are abundant snowmobiling parks, trails and clubs.

Guided snowshoe walks – contact Almanor Ranger District at (530) 258-2141.

Stover Mountain Ski Hill
Skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing hill right outside the town of Chester. Ride one of the longest rope tows in the U.S. to an elevation of 5,600 feet. Stover Mountain Ski Hill is also the site for the annual snowmobile races.

Coppervale Ski Hill
Reasonably priced winter recreational opportunities for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities. Groomed slopes in the popular Tahoe style corduroy with poma lift, rope tow, 5 mile cross country ski run, and snowboarding rails. Offers winter sports education classes for downhill skiing, snowboardiing, and cross country skiing through Lassen Community College. For more information, call the snowphone at (530) 257-9965.

Fun and Entertainment:
Almanor Bowling & Golf Center
Fun family entertainment center offering bowling, cosmic bowling, video arcade, air hockey, and two virtual golf simulators, sports bar with big screen TV, and snack bar.

Lassen Speedway
Saturday night races in Susanville (30 miles from Lake Almanor) featuring Modified, Stock, Strictly Stock, and Mini Stock car races on a ¼ mile dirt track.

American Valley Speedway
Saturday night races in Quincy (40 miles from Lake Almanor). For more information,
call (530) 283-2175.

Honey Lake Motorcross Park
Challenging new addition to the motorcross tracks of Northern California.

Hunting & Fishing:
California Department of Fish and Game
Information on hunting and fishing seasons, licenses, and tags.

Hospitals / Clinics:
Seneca Healthcare District
Acute care, ER, clinic, and skilled nursing long term in Chester.

Plumas District Hospital
Full range of health care services including obstetrics, dental care, and ambulance service in Quincy.

Banner Lassen Medical Center
Medical facility located in Susanville.

Almanor Restaurants
Guide to Restaurants in Almanor