Lake Almanor is the largest lake in Plumas County with 52 miles of shoreline, two public boat launches, three full service marinas with boat rentals and gas. The summer temperature of the water makes it ideal for swimming, wake boarding, kayaking and wave runners.
Lake Almanor is a spectacular fishery hidden in the mountains of Plumas County where 5# browns, rainbows, salmon and small mouth can be caught year round. Tom Stienstra SF Chronicle Outdoor Columnist and author listed Lake Almanor as one of California's top ten lakes. In June and July, fly fishermen flock to Almanor to enjoy the world famous Hexagina (HEX) Hatch, when conditions are ripe thousands of HEX larvae slowly work their way to the surface and hatch as the sun is setting behind the majesty of Lassen Peak. You can witness fish and birds of all species feasting on these tender morsels. Almanor's HEX hatch is a phenomena that fly fishermen plan vacations around each year and a sight to behold from your boat float tube or sitting on a lawn chair on the shore with a glass of wine.