In the Area

Chester & Lake Almanor

Visit town for a milkshake at the old fashioned fountain in Lassen Gifts. Shop in the many gift stores and several galleries found in town. B & B Booksellers has books on local nature and history. The museum at the Collins Pines Mill has many old photos and stories of local history. Rent a kayak, jet ski or pontoon boat and discover Lake Almanor.


Golf at Bailey Creek or Lake Almanor West, or at the country club course (with an invitation from a member).


Visit Drakesbad Guest Ranch in Lassen Park. Make a reservation for lunch or dinner and you are welcome to dip into the hot springs pools while you are there.


The juried craft fair on Collins Pine lawn the first weekend of August is a favorite stop. Vendors from near and far arrive with handmade goods. Several other craft fairs during the summer — see the Chamber of Commerce website.

Mile High 100 Bike Ride

Second weekend of June. Sponsored by the Chester Chamber of Commerce.

Fourth of July

A big weekend in Chester! Elks Lodge pancake breakfast, fun run, old fashioned parade, craft fair and of course fireworks over the lake.


The first weekend of September is the Annual Street Rod Extravaganza in the park on the Feather River in town.

Lake cabin nestled in the trees

Lake cabin nestled in the trees

Our largest lawn

Our largest lawn