California, United States

Activities to Do


Hike to a lake, waterfall, or geyser, or to hydrothermal mud pots and volcanoes.

Water activities

Go swimming, fishing, boating, or water skiing.

Scenic Drives

Take a scenic drive along the Almanor Recreation Trail, which offers views of the lake, mountains, wildflowers, and wildlife.

Winter Activities

Go sledding, skiing, or snowshoeing.

Other Activities

Visit the Loomis Museum, ride horses, or stargazing.

Places to Visit

Almanor Beach

With sweeping views of Mount Lassen and Dyer Mountain, Almanor Beach is the perfect place to have a picnic and go for a swim. With picnic tables, grills, and bathrooms this site has everything you need to enjoy Lake Almanor. The beach has buoys that protect the swimming area from watercrafts. No lifeguards are present at Almanor Beach.

Crater Lake

Campground located 7 miles off highway 44. Motor homes and large trailers not recommended due to rough steep road. There are 17 sites at lake, each site has a fire ring and table. Hand pumped water, vault toilets. Fly fishing, canoeing, and float tubing are favorites at Crater Lake. Fall season check out the display of colors our aspen stands contribute to the tranquility of the area. No gas motors on lake.

Deer Creek Trail

This trail follows along the steep banks of Deer Creek, providing scenic views of the river below and the surrounding hillsides. The stream is some of the most important habitat for the threatened Central Valley spring run Chinook salmon. As you pass through the privately held Deer Creek Preserve you may observe salmon using the fish ladder which allows salmon and other fish navigate around Lower Deer Creek Falls and extend their habitat range. Great camping opportunities can be found on the trail where it is on Forest Service land. However, Deer Creek Preserve prohibits camping and campfires.

Ishi Wilderness

Steeped in history and abound with wildlife, the 41,00 acre Ishi Wilderness offers wide open scenery and many recreational opportunities. The Lassen, Moak, Lower Deer Creek, Mill Creek Trails take hikers and equestrians along the ridgetops and through the deep canyons that the last of the Yahi Yana Indians once called home while they hid from settlers. Located mostly with a state game refuge, wildlife is abundant and landscapes are diverse. Some areas include wide open oak savannahs with towering hoodoos and sheer canyon walls, while other areas have mixed conifer forests that provide relief from the hot summer sun. As a designated wilderness no mechanized or motorized travel is allowed.