Things To Do

Main Office Hours: 9am - 5pm

Phone: 530-284-7697

Email: lakecoveresort@gmail.com

Address: Lake Cove Resort

3584 State Hwy. 147

Lake Almanor, CA 96137

 

BIKING

Last Chance Loop

This is mostly a flat loop around the upper reaches of Lake Almanor and Lower Last Chance Creek. It includes three miles of pavement and 9 to 12 miles of gravel road. From Chester, bike east on Highway 36 across the causeway, and make a left at PG&E's Las Chance Creek Campground Road. After the campground, continue west to Walker Road, cross Benner Creek, and continue to Juniper Lake Road. Continue on the gravel road to Warner Valley Road. A left onto the pavement returns you to Chester.

Distance: 12-14 miles    Effort: Easy    Average Ride Time: 1.5 hours

 

 

Lake Almanor Recreation Trail

This route combines a four-mile stretch of old Highway 89 with the new U.S. Forest Service trail along the west shore of Lake Almanor. Begin the ride at the Cedar Chalet Bakery, two miles west of Chester on Highway 36, and head south on old Highway 89, which parallels present Highway 89. Make a left at the intersection with Humboldt/Humbug Road (County Road 309), crossing over new Highway 89. This road intersects with the forest service trail, which ends at the Canyon Dam Boat Launch.

Distance: 15 miles    Effort: Easy    Average Ride Time: 1.5 hours (one-way)

 

 

HIKING

Lake Almanor Recreation Trail

This is mostly a flat loop around the upper reaches of Lake Almanor and Lower Last Chance Creek. It includes three miles of pavement and 9 to 12 miles of gravel road. From Chester, bike east on Highway 36 across the causeway, and make a left at PG&E's Las Chance Creek Campground Road. After the campground, continue west to Walker Road, cross Benner Creek, and continue to Juniper Lake Road. Continue on the gravel road to Warner Valley Road. A left onto the pavement returns you to Chester.

Length: 11 miles Effort:Easy   Hike Time: About 3 hours one-way

 

 

GOLFING

Lake Almanor West Community Club

The development at Lake Almanor West includes both public and private facilities. The golf course and restaurant at Lake Almanor West are open to the public and operate on a seasonal basis. The golf course opens after the snow melts and the grass has recovered (typically about mid April) and remains open until the first heavy frosts or snows of autumn (generally late October). The restaurant typically opens around the first of May and remains open through September.

 

Lake Almanor Country Club

Rich with amenities, the common areas of LACC include a nine-hole golf course, seven tennis courts, three boat launches, two recreation areas with barbeques and picnic tables, a bandshell for performing arts programs, twenty-five miles of private patrolled roads with staffed, gated entrances and a clubhouse. Summers bring the much loved band shell concert series.

Bailey Creek Golf Course

Bailey Creek offers a complete golfing experience from our accommodations, practice facility, casual dining, event planning and top-notch golf shop. Bailey Creek offers a challenge to golfers of all playing abilities. On the course you will find more than fifty sand bunkers, four shimmering lakes, inviting Kentucky blue grass fairways and impeccable penlink greens.

Plumas Pines Riding Stables

Located on the west shore of Lake Almanor, Plumas Pines Riding Stable offers one hour, two-hour and 90 minute trail rides and pony rides. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day.

3000 Almanor Dr. West  Lake Almanor 96137  (530) 259-5170

Drakesbad Guest Ranch

Wonderful trails and opportunities for horseback riding await at Drakesbad Guest Ranch. Rides range from 45 minutes to 8 hours on trails taking in thermal sites. Lunches and pony rides are available. Open the first weekend of June through the second weekend of October. Reservations required.

Highway 36 Causeway (east of Chester about 1 mile): best place to see large numbers of waterfowl, wading birds and shorebirds, including Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, dabbling and diving ducks, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, American White Pelican, Bald Eagle, Osprey (be extremely careful of traffic).

 

 

 

 

 

Feather River in Chester: One of the best walks in town is along the railroad tracks to the Feather R. Access is from First Street. Drive south to the tracks and park. Walk northeast along the tracks until you come to the Feather R. You can continue this hike by dropping down into a meadow and continuing to parallel the river. This can get wet and muddy (and snowy) in certain seasons, but with the right footwear you can get to the mouth of the Feather. The walk along the track is much more civilized. Birds seen here include Wood Duck, Red-shouldered Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper, Hairy & White-headed Woodpeckers, Willow Flycatcher (nesting area), 4 species of Swallows, Pygmy Nuthatch, MacGillivray’s, Yellow, Wilson's, Orange-crowned Warblers, Lesser Goldfinch, Evening Grosbeak, and more. A few unusual birds here include Virginia Rail (Christmas Bird Count), Blue Grosbeak, Bullock's Oriole, Swainson’s Thrush, W. Scrub-Jay.

 

Chester Sewage Ponds are located off First street which is just east of the Feather River. Take First Street south. The ponds are just past the railroad tracks on your left. Wood Ducks, diving and dabbling ducks (including Barrow's Goldeneye occasionally in winter). View from adjacent road outside fence or ask permission to bird there at the office on Main Street (Hwy. 36) next to Ayoob’s Dept. Store which is west of the Feather R. on Hwy. 36.

 

 

 

 

Peninsula Market and Coffee Shop

309 Peninsula Drive Lake Almanor, CA 96137 530-596-3500 Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Butcher Shop, Grocery Store, Gourmet Wines & Catering.

309 Peninsula Drive  Lake Almanor, CA 96137  530-596-3500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Market

Local grocery store with a bakery, full wine, cheese & deli, meat department, floral department and organic produce section.

271 Main Street  Chester, CA 96020  530-258-2122

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