Lake Almanor East Shore, Hamilton Branch, Big Springs
Located on the north shore of Lake Almanor, the “Branch” and Big Springs host lovely neighborhoods, a private school, fire services, a local coffee house, restaurant and the Hamilton Branch Powerhouse, one of Lake Almanor’s favorite fishing areas.
The east shore of Lake Almanor, along Highway 147, is home to the famous “Lake Almanor Sunset” with sweeping views of Lassen Peak, Broke-off, Harkness and Carter Mountain across the changing mood and waters of the lake. It is along the east shore of the lake, that one can literally stand and experience that place where the Cascade Mountain Range meets the Sierra Nevada Range. Driving or hiking this area can reveal the dramatic changes in geology where these two regions meet.