Almanor History & Facts

Located just 35 miles from the towering Mt. Lassen, one of America's few active volcanoes, Lake Almanor was conceived and created in 1914 by Western Power Company as a reservoir.

The name Almanor was named after Guy Earl's (one of the founding investors) three daughters - Alice, Martha and Eleanor.

Lake Almanor offers over 52 miles of shoreline with crystal clear bluewater, and a summer water temperature of 70 degrees. At 4,500 ft. elevation, the 4-season climate offers every type of sport: fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking and snowmobiling. There are also three absolutely beautiful golf courses closeby.

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