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Chester, California

North Shore Campground

Chester, California


541 Catfish Beach Rd
Chester, California 96020
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Sites: 110
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 40.31222510757
Longitude: -121.18881225586

Elevation: 4554' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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22 Reviews

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

ATTENTION BIG RIGS: This is not a big rig friendly rv park. It appears to be an old campground designed for tents. Later, a few trees were removed to make room for campers. The roads and sites are old and not designed for large motorhomes. We were told that only one site in the entire park had a sewer hookup. After walking around the park, it appears she was truthful. OK for tent camping but certainly not for large motorhomes. It is on the lake and the view was beautiful but we will not stay here again. We camped at North Shore Campground in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a dust bowl! Stayed 3 nights. Have never seen this much dust in a CG before, other than a rare state CG. Biggest problem was electricity to to our section of the campground....we often lost all power as the voltage dropped below 100 and our surge protector shut down. The heat induced many others to use AC, a draw on their grid supply which the transformer could not handle. We were told that the owner is going to replace that particular transformer. Twisty one lane road throughout park, which seems to work well enough for two way traffic with some limited turnouts. Entry lane is in need of repair. Must be a very popular CG, because every site was occupied. Our site location had much loose dirt, was very uneven side to side, and the utility connections were difficult to identify at first. The lake was beautiful and the sight of Mt Lassen was gorgeous. We were told by one resident who spends several months a year at this CG that finally the lake water level was high enough to launch boats and kayaks from the shoreline. The staff: courteous and helpful. Met the owner who was empathic to our electrical conundrum but there was no hint of lowering the rate. Weather was clear but hot that weekend. Algae bloom on the water was moderate. No warning issued to stay out of water. Comfort station: only one in the entire park! There were scattered ports-potties throughout the park. We camped at North Shore Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
103
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

In defense of the owner and staff: Apparently the owner is attempting to upgrade the campground with planned improvements. The staff was courteous, kind and empathetic to all who had problems. A very popular site...lots of families, tents, bicycles, kayaks, and fishermen this particular weekend.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great park on the north shore of Lake Almanor. Rate is low due to the lake being drawn down for the winter by PG&E. With the lake down, there is great hiking out on the dry lake bed. Views are drop dead gorgeous. Sites are in the tall trees and all over the place due to tree spacing. It could get crowded during the summer with the lake up but in October we were all alone. Very nice owners keep a well maintained campground. It is a rustic park on dirt and in the trees. We loved it and will definitely come back again. It's just a mile or two from Chester (don't miss the old fashioned soda fountain in the Lassen Gift Company). We camped at North Shore Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 102
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Rustic setting. While the age of the campground is evident throughout, the beautiful setting outweighs any detriment. The grounds can use some sprucing up, (i.e) clearing of overgrown brush. The location is perfect for touring the Chester, Werner Valley, Lake Almanor area. We viewed other campgrounds in Lake Almanor, and Northshore has the most spacious sites. Bathrooms and showers are very clean. We camped at North Shore Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground in forested area near the lake. Lots of hiking trails in the area. Be sure to bring your bug spray. The electrical system in the park had a problem maintaining voltage in the afternoon when everyone had their air conditioners on. 105 to 108 volts was typical in the afternoon. When we turned on our AC, it dropped below 104 and tripped our power line monitor, taking us off line. So we couldn't use our AC during the hottest part of the day. I checked with the AC manufacturer the next week on the minimum voltage acceptable. Turns out that 105 volts and below will start burning the AC components up, so it's a good thing that the power line monitor kept cutting out! We camped at North Shore Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This place was rustic dirty. Stayed here 3 nights. Seems lots of camps had campfires going and it was very smoky. Doubt I would return. Restrooms were good. Store is well stocked. Probably good if you are a fisherman. Lake was pretty. We camped at North Shore Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

I arrived at this park at 10:30 am on a Saturday. I was told we couldn't enter the park because the check in is 1:00 pm. I had friends there who arrived Friday. I was told by them the site I was assigned was vacant. The office staff told me to go into to Chester, Find a place to park and wait until 1:00 pm. I asked to see the manager. She told me the reason why they don't allow anyone in before 1:00 was because the roads were to narrow for two RVs to pass. I mentioned to her this was Saturday morning. Not many RVs leave on a Saturday and if they do they either leave early or just before check out. Now they had a list of who would be departing. All they needed to do is find out if the departing RVs were ready to leave at that moment. From the main office to the site I was assigned couldn't have been more then a 1/8 mile. I ended up parking in the over flow area and waited until 1:00. A total of 3 RVs left between the time I arrived to check in and 1:00. Every once in awhile I have run into park managers or owners who feel it is an honor for you to stay at their park. They have it backwards. Without us as customers they will be out of business. It is plain and simple this is BAD BUSINESS. I will not be back. We camped at North Shore Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The RV park is nicely wooded, right on Lake Almanor. The office staff was friendly and there was a small store. The waste dump was easily accessed. There is access to launch your boat. No discounts available. We enjoyed our stay and would stay here again. We would give a higher rating, but there is no pool or other amenities. We camped at North Shore Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites were narrow and not level. I felt like we were in a parking lot, not an RV park. The internet at the office was very good. No sewer hook ups, only water and electricity. The access to the lake was nice and easy. Shower and toilet were clean. The people at the office were friendly and helpful. We camped at North Shore Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Have stayed here before with family outings. Good news is that Lake Almanor actually has a good deal of water; bad news is that the sites are still tight, VERY non level and you have NO sewer hookups. The dump station is far from big rig friendly and you have to even disconnect your sewer fittings to get the hose into the ill-fitted dump cap. Great location, nice setting, just needs some attention to detail to warrant the price! We camped at North Shore Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here over the July 4th holiday for one week. Will definitely come again. Had a waterfront site. Each site has a campfire pit. Wonderful family atmosphere. One main restroom/shower building and port-a-potties located throughout. Weekend brings in a lot of campers so hot water at night on a weekend is hard to come by, but otherwise nicely cared for. Wi-fi service is only available around main office/check-in building. Laundry facility is available at the office, and they sell detergent in their little store. Playground on premises. Boat slips are available as well for a fee; they also charge to launch. We launched across the lake at the free launch and drove over to dock in a slip. No sewer hookups on any site but if staying for 1 week they offer a pump out of your holding tanks for free. If you need more than one pump out they will do for an additional fee. Dump station on site as well near front gate. They are strict on rules about visitors, etc. But it's worth it to keep the nice family atmosphere. Hope to be back next year! We camped at North Shore Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

North Shore Campground and RV Park is very conveniently located just outside of Chester. From what we could tell, it is also the nicest RV park in or near Lake Almanor. It is extremely clean, quiet and well managed. We were given an excellent waterfront site and from what I could see, there were many nice lake view sites available as well. These sites would have been slightly cheaper at $37 per night. While tents are allowed, they are not allowed in RV sites and there is a special designated tent camping area close to the lake. The staff were courteous and efficient. The only drawback that we could see was there were no on site sewer hookups. However, you were allowed to use the dump station at no charge. For those who travel with their family K-9's, there were lots of potty stations throughout the camp. No discounts were advertised for AARP, AAA or Good Sam. If they do offer discounts, they don't discuss or offer this information during the registration process or in their brochures. The only reason we did not give this campground a full ten rating was the expense. Even though we only had two adults in our party and you are allowed up to four per camp site. We were still charged extra at two dollars each for our two very small and well behaved dogs. We would recommend this campground to anyone traveling through California on Hwy 36. We camped at North Shore Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

As noted, water level is quite low, so our "waterfront" site was more of a view. Rigs are packed in like cord-wood. Certainly family oriented, so if you are looking for a quiet, tranquil setting, this may not be the place for you. Staff was friendly enough. Would try someplace else next time we are in the area. We camped at North Shore Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Arrived on opening weekend. Park was quiet and peaceful. We rented Kayaks and explored the shore line. Also went into the cute town of chester and explored the gift shops. Staff were enthusiastic and helpful. Temps got cold at night, so we bundled up and listened to the geese squawking on the lake. Would definitely stay here again if we stay in the area. We camped at North Shore Campground in a Truck Camper.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

We payed a lot of money for a "premium" waterfront site. It turns out that the lake is very low in October, so the water was about 1/4 mile away. For the amount of money we paid, a sewer hookup would have been nice. Duck hunting season started that week, so it was very loud. The office staff was not overly friendly or helpful. If we travel to the area again, we will likely look somewhere else to stay. We camped at North Shore Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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