Chester

The Chester and Lake Almanor Basin is best known as a recreation paradise and the gateway to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

It's also the place where the Sierra Nevada range and the Cascade range meet, and is the southern terminus of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, a 360 mile All American Road featuring volcanic and other scenic attractions.

The charming town of Chester, located at the northern end of the Lake Almanor, offers a full range of amenities.


Shoppers can browse Main Street with its unique gift shops, galleries and eateries. Overnight visitors to Chester can choose from a wide range of motels, resorts, vacation rentals, bed and breakfast inns and campgrounds.

Annual arts shows, a July 4th fireworks display, parade, fun run, and music festival and an annual Street Rod Extravaganza in September are among the special events that are featured each year in Chester. The town also hosts wine walks and outdoor concerts during the summer.

For more information on the Chester/Lake Almanor area, visit Chester/Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce or call (530) 258-2426 or (800) 350-4838.