Campground Closed
North Shore Campground - Lake Almanor is closed for the season. It reopens May 1st.
Standard (Tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About North Shore Campground - Lake Almanor

Welcome to the new and improved North Shore Campground, an RV park and campground that is under new ownership! As the new owners, we have worked hard to create a family-friendly environment that is inviting, fun and safe. We welcome you into our home and our campgrounds, it is our pleasure to share this experience with you and create a memorable experience for you and your family during your visit to Northern California. If there’s anything we can do to make this a one-of-a-kind experience for you, please don’t hesitate to talk to us before, during or even after your trip! We want to make everyone feel like they’re at home when they visit North Shore Campground.

With over one mile of shoreline on Lake Almanor, North Shore Campground has everything you could imagine and more. Our peaceful and relaxing resort has over one mile of shoreline available with plenty of fun activities ready for your visit. We have worked hard to create a welcoming environment to new and old guests. The park has been carefully designed to complement the natural beauty of these beautiful and serene settings.

May 1st - September 30th
$39.00 - $269.00
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
North Shore Campground - Lake Almanor is located in California
40.3104 N
-121.1947 W
Get Directions
541 Catfish Beach Rd., Chester, CA 96020 From The Bay Area: Take I-5 North In Red Bluff (130 miles north of Sacramento), take the CA-36 East/CA-99 S exit toward central Red Bluff After 2 miles, turn left to continue on CA-36 toward Chester (do NOT continue on CA-99) Drive through Chester North Shore Campground is 2 miles east of Chester on CA-36. Driving time from Sacramento is approximately 3 hours. From Reno: Take US-395 North toward Susanville Drive through Susanville on CA-36. North Shore Campground is off of CA-36, approximately 32 miles from Susanville. (If you get to Chester, you have gone 2 miles too far.) Driving time from Reno is approximately 2 1/2 hours.
4 Reviews of North Shore Campground - Lake Almanor
Beautiful views, close to town

Porta potties. Not too many amenities. Just what you need to camp right by the shore. Nothing more, nothing less. Our site wasn’t super flat.

Quiet and peaceful

Great campground with hook ups for our travel trailer. Spaces are pretty close together and small, but we got lucky and didn’t have anyone around us (likely due to bad air quality). If you kayak this is a great place to camp, it’s right next to the lake. Portable toilets were kept pretty clean. They do have showers. Located right outside the town of Chester.


this was my first time camping here & let me tell you. this place is beautiful! only downside was that the lake was really really rocky compared to other places i’ve been to. other than that, its beautiful.

First to Review
Beautiful Camping near Lassen Volcanic National Park

We reserved and camped at this beautiful campground back in July of 2018. It was a great experience. We pulled a 27' Travel Trailer from Livermore, CA and picked out the perfect site #94. It was the furthest RV site north of the campground and we had power, water and sewage. It was a lake front campsite so we had a nice view of the lake right in our "front yard" :-) We had a picnic table and a fire pit for our use.
The fishing was awesome, but I suggest fishing in the mornings before the afternoon winds come in as the weather cools down. We had our kayaks and it is a beautiful lake to kayak. But when it gets windy, know your limits :-)
The campground is close to the Lassen Volcanic National Park. We took a drive there for a visit and it was spectacular. 
The campground also has a great store there. It has all the camping necessities. If you are into hiking and biking, this campground has the accommodations for that activity. It also has a kid's park.  They also have cabins if you do not want to use a tent or RV.