Wednesday, July 8, 2015
We are at Lake Almanor in the U.S. Forest Campground called “Almanor Legacy Campground”, all part of the 104 sites within the Almanor Campground. This porton has 14 sites, and to our surprise, they have water and electric hookups for $15 per night with the senior pass.
We kind of just stumbled on the electricity part when we saw the above sign, drove through the park, found an open spot, pulled in and “bingo”, there was water and electricity.
So much for “roughing it” for the night…All of these sites, and most of the 104 campsites, are first come, first serve. We arrived at noon, and nearly half of the sites were open. It is hard to find information on the various different campgrounds, essentially there is the small Legacy Campground, and a Almanor North and a Almanor South. There is also a few group campgrounds too.
Lake Almanor (really a reservoir) has a capacity of over a million acre feet. Like other California lakes, this one is down, but not as much as others. The utility company PG&E seems to control the dam, the water flow, and benefits from the power created further downstream from the Lake. There are a number of Utility owned campgrounds, private campgrounds, and forest service campgrounds. All told, there is probably camping for 500 or more around the lake.
There was stormy skies this afternoon so we didn’t do much other to sit back and relax and listen to the rain and thunder. We are here for only one night, tomorrow we move on to Quincy.