The only one of its kind in the region, the Almanor Basin Water Trails Map is specifically designed to highlight Lake Almanor’s 34 miles of shoreline where hikers, boaters, bicyclists, kayakers and other users can plan their recreational activities.
The map is the result of two years of planning by committee members of the Caribou Alliance of Trails and other organizations, along with community volunteers.
The first edition of the Almanor Basin Water Trails Map is available to purchase for $10 at several outlets in the town of Chester and the Lake Almanor Basin Area.
Essentially a recreation atlas, the map includes an index of nearly 100 local businesses that provide specific services as it pertains to recreation and tourism.
Locals and tourists alike can use the water map when planning recreational activities, which saves time, gas and energy.
In addition to highlighting shoreline access to the lake, boat launching sites, camping supply stores, marinas and resorts, campgrounds, fishing spots, plus walking, biking, and hiking trails around the lake, the unique water map also lists grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, pizza parlors, pubs, gas stations, lodging, RV parks, picnic areas and more.
Included within the map’s colorful pages are details such as illustrations of native birds, information on wildlife, safety information, elevations, some local history and other useful information such as the website for current weather updates.
The map includes additional sites like Butt Lake and the Mountain Meadows area near the town of Westwood.
Profits from the sales of the water maps go toward the printing of the next version of the map.
Businesses interested in carrying the map for public purchase can contact: Mountain Meadows Conservancy, PO Box 40, Westwood, CA 96137; or call 256-3982 or 284-7414.
Almanor Basin Water Trails Map
Establishments in the Almanor Basin offering the water trails map for sale:
B & B Booksellers
Chester True Value Hardware
Intermountain Hardware Supply
The Ranch House
US Forest Service, Almanor Ranger District office
Pizza at the Branch
Quail Lodge Lake Almanor
The Old Mill Café & Bakery
Westwood Area Chamber of Commerce
Margie’s Book Nook