Chester

Chester

 Chester, known as a Gateway Community to Lassen Volcanic National park, lies at the base of Lassen Peak and near the shores of Lake Almanor.  This charming community is the main business hub for the Lake Almanor Basin and home to the Volcanos, the Chester High School sports teams.

Nestled along the banks of the Feather River, Chester's unique shops, parks, museums, and library provide the backdrop for many annual events, art shows, concerts, bike rides, car shows, and holiday celebrations.

 A favorite for community and visitors alike is the annual 4th of July Celebration with a parade down Main Street, the 5K Fun Run, and the Fireworks Show over Lake Almanor that creates a spectacular display to end the day.

Chester also hosts the Martin Ranch community which lies in a pristine meadow off Feather River Drive.  Further up Feather River Drive, lies the Warner Valley which backs up to Lassen Volcanic National Park and the world famous Drakesbad Guest Ranch.  Quaint summer homes and camping areas dot the beautiful meadows, forests and streams of the area.  

Chester is also a great stop on Highway 36, when traveling the southern portion of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway. Chester offers a wide range of amenities for the traveler or outdoor enthusiasts. Overnight visitors to Chester can choose from a wide range of motels, vacation rentals, bed and breakfast inns and campgrounds. A variety of restaurants are available for breakfast, lunch or dinner.


Visit the Chester/Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce website or stop in at B&B Booksellers and Cravings at 278 Main Street in Chester for brochures and visitor guides of the area.  Chester and the Lake Almanor Basin is well worth a stop for a few days or longer. Many residents of the Lake Almanor Basin first visited when on vacation and now make the area their summer get-a-way or have moved here al year-round residents.


Chester and the surrounding area are full with an array of diverse outdoor activities to enjoy. Make sure to plan time to visit Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lake Almanor for water sports or fishing, Lassen National forest for camping, backroad exploring, fishing or hunting. Golfing is available on the Peninsula or West Shore of Lake Almanor.  Downtown Chester has some very unique shopping, an old fashion soda fountain and a great little museum to wander.


If you need further information or help in planning your visit to Chester or surrounding area, please call 530-258-2426.

 




  • Camping

  • Brookside RV Park
    286 Main Street
    Chester
    530-258-3584

    16 RV sites with full hookups, internet access, TV and cable hook-ups.

  • Domingo Springs Campground

    Lassen National Forest Campground
    Warner Valley Road to County Road 311
    8 miles NW of Chester
    18 sites, tents and RV's, piped water, vault toilets, self service.
    Maximum 8 people per site
    $14/night/site

  • High Bridge Campground

    Lassen National Forest Campground
    Warner Valley Road on North fork of Feather River. 5 miles west of Chester
    12 sites, tents, piped water, vault toilets, self service
    Maximum 8 people per site
    $14/night/site

  • Juniper Lake Campground

    Lassen Volcanic National Park
    13 miles North of Chester - toward Drakesbad
    Inside Lassen Volcanic National Park
    18 sites, tents, vault toilets, no water
    $10/night/site

  • Last Chance Creek Campground
    530-284-1785

    PG&E Campground
     
    Off Hwy 36
    North of Chester
    Expected open dates
    5/25/2018 to 10/1/2018

    12 family units & 13 group camp units, vault toilets, piped water

    Reservations 


  • Leisure RV Park
    800-589-1578
    http://leisurervpark.com/

    28 RV Full Hookups, Showers, flush toilets, laundry facility, Open all year

  • Martin's RV Park
    530-258-2407

    14 RV, Tents OK, Full Hookups, Showers, flush toilets, dump station, Internet access, Restaurant, Store, Open all year

  • Soldier Meadows Campground

    Lassen National Forest
    Off County Road 308, West of Chester
    15 sites, tents and RV's, stream water, vault toilets, self service
    Maximum 8 people per site
    $10/night/site

  • Warner Creek Campground

    Lassen Volcanic National Park
    17 miles NW of Chester - inside Lassen Volcanic National Park
    13 sites, tents, vault toilets, no water
    Maximum 8 people per site
    $10/night/site


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