1390 Willow Pass Road, Suite 240, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 246-6200
(925) 246-6230

Camp Almanor

General Info

Camp Almanor lies on the shores of Lake Almanor, just south of Lassen Volcanic National Park. Lake Almanor is one of the largest artificial lakes in California, with 52 miles of shoreline to explore. Summer water temperatures of 70 degrees make this crystal-clear blue lake an ideal destination for picnicking, boating, water-skiing, kayaking, and SUP, as well as fishing for species such as bluegill, trout, and bullhead.

The region features extensive trails for hiking and mountain biking that offer spectacular scenery. Almanor’s paved Lakeside Trail, which runs for nearly 10 miles, is open to wheelchair, pedestrian, and bicycle travelers. Several golf courses are also located nearby.

Saturday, May 4 – Saturday, October 19

DOG WEEK (flyer)
Saturday, October 19 – Saturday, October 26

Camp Features

  • beautiful lake with a sandy beach (no lifeguard on duty)
  • playground
  • free boat launch about a mile away
  • wi-fi (limited)
  • laundry facilities
  • ice machine
  • barbecues (charcoal not provided)
  • community fire pit (inquire with the camp host).

Supplies may be purchased from stores in the nearby towns of Chester, Prattville and Canyon Dam.

Camp Almanor Layout
Camp Almanor Layout (click to enlarge)

Cabin Information

Thirteen units:

  • 3 (4 person)
  • 6 (5 person)
  • 2 (6 person)
  • 1 (7 person)
  • 1 (8 person)

Each unit has the following:

  • table and chairs
  • beds (see cabin layout for details)
  • a bathroom with a shower
  • a fully equipped kitchen with an electric range, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, cookware, dinnerware, etc.

Campers must bring their own toiletries and linens (sheets, pillows, blankets, and towels).

1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 One 1D, 1T, 1DF
3, 6, 9 Studio 1D, 1DF
10 Two 3D
11 Two 2D, 3T
12 Two 3D
13 Two 2Q, 2T, 1DF
D=Double Bed; T=Twin Bed;
DF=Double Futons

Directions & Weather

Camp Almanor is located at 3045 Almanor Drive West in Prattville. The turnoff to camp is 5.6 miles from the Highway 89/36 junction on Highway 89. Turn at the Almanor Drive West sign (not to be confused with Lake Almanor West Drive) and proceed 1.7 miles to the camp entrance. The turnoff for camp is the Prattville-Butt Reservoir Road, which is 6 miles from the town of Canyon Dam and 2.8 miles from PG&E’s Lake Almanor Campground. Turn right and proceed .7 miles to Almanor Drive West. Turn left and continue .1 mile to the camp entrance.

Lake Almanor map
Lake Almanor Map
Camp Almanor Road Map
Camp Almanor Road Map

Camp Hosts

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Craig Wessel

(530) 259-5341

3045-A Almanor Drive West
Canyon Dam, CA 95923

This is Craig’s first season at Camp Almanor.  We are very excited to welcome him as host. 

Water Sports Advisory

Several water bodies in the southwestern United States, including California, have become infested with the non-native Quagga mussel in recent years. This species is very invasive and, once introduced, can proliferate rapidly. The spread of these mussels is very damaging to the native ecosystem and ultimately causes significant harm to water collection and distribution systems, including power generation facilities. Fortunately, they are not currently known to exist in any PG&E reservoirs. The biggest risk factor for the spread of this species is bringing watercraft or water-related equipment from infested waters. If you are planning to bring a boat or other water-borne equipment to a PSEA facility, find out more about how you can help prevent the spread of this species by going to the Department of Fish and Game website at https://wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Invasives/Quagga-Mussels.

You’re not going to want to miss this!

The PSEA Board of Trustees sponsors many fun events each year. We have one coming up. Will we see you there?