This is a great family camp. It is clean, quiet and without exception full of courteous and respectful campers. The camp hosts are quite adept at keeping the place orderly and organized. This is not a place for the rowdy or party crowd. There are lots of families with children, older adults and lots of activity during the day and quiet at night. It is a special place and you have people there who have camped every year for many, many years. It is a step back in time as far as the camping goes to that "better place" we all talk about when camping was innocent, not real crowded and just fun. There is a nice beach area (no real sand), bike and walking trails. There is a store close by at the Marina should you need a staple item or you can drive to Susanville and restock. We plan to repeat this experience again next year.
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.
I wouldn't stay anywhere but here if you are going to stop in Redding or close by. This place is right on the river, very clean, family oriented and no amenities are spared. It is immaculate and well run. Great folks. Best RV park in Shasta County.
We made the mistake of choosing a holiday weekend to stay at this facility. I really felt sorry for the managers of this resort as there were a lot of noisy people. We didn't use the bathrooms or showers only because they were a mess due to the heavy foot traffic and because some people can't seem to keep their kids in check. The managers were constantly unplugging the toilets. The site we occupied was adequate and private enough that we didn't encounter too many of the other guests. It could have been a little cleaner. By that I mean it should have been canvased for paper bits, cigarette butts, etc. in between guests at the site. Maybe there just wasn't time that weekend. Because it was Memorial Day the crowd was a bit on the rowdy side. If you decide to choose this RV park, be aware that a holiday weekend is probably not the best time if you are trying to read a good book.
I would like to be a little kinder about this campground due to the fact that you can always expect mosquitos in June, as well as some rain if you plan to visit Oregon. Heck, you might even get snow. The sites we were given, as we traveled with another couple and their rig, were described as "two of the best sites we have." Judging from the other sites that we were able to view, this statement was not entirely truthful. There are many lovely sites there, just not the ones that we had. Because of the rainy weather, we were constantly battling the mud as well as the mosquitos. Our campsite did not have a concrete pad or enough gravel to keep it from getting muddy. We were placed way too close to the Visitor's Parking Area and had several not so polite campers trudging through the campsite at all hours. This was not a welcomed feature. Not to mention that many other campers don't follow the rules about cleaning up after pets. I found that I had to clean up after more than my two dogs. When you enter the park you are given a list of rules. What they don't tell you is the rules are loosely enforced, for example: one vehicle per campsite, no one allowed to settle in after dark, etc. Some campsites had more than one vehicle and there was a party that was settled in almost right next to us after dark. In praise of this campground, I would say that it is for the most part quiet, clean and well maintained. Everyone is friendly. It just needs some updating to add more concrete pads, gravel and picnic tables that are not over twenty five years old.