Lassen County: Westwood and Clear Creek
Westwood is located 11 miles east-northeast of Chester and 20 miles west-southwest of Susanville, at an elevation of 5128 feet. With a population of 1600, Westwood is home to the Annual Paul Bunyan Festival, and the famous Paul Bunyan and Babe monument, a tradition that began in Westwood’s rich logging history.
In 1913 Westwood became the center of operations for the Red River Lumber Company and a company town. As far back as the 1930’s Westwood hosted a large indoor shopping mall, a large theater, skating rink and club for the mill workers. The town was sold in 1944 to the Fruit Growers Supply Company, which today is known as part of Sunkist. Though these company town amenities no longer grace the community of Westwood, its rich logging history and company town traditions can be seen in the quaint company housing that still lines its streets.
Clear Creek is a beautiful hamlet on the east side of Dyer Mountain lying half way between Westwood and Lake Almanor. Clear Creek is host to one of the more beautiful public parks in the area.
Things to Do in Westwood and Clear Creek
With a limited amount of restaurants, the Westwood area provides quality service and food. All restaurants provide a variety to try to satisfy your cravings. For more information on restaurants around the Westwood area, click HERE.
The attraction of Westwood and Clear Creek revolves around the nature in the area. Including, but not limited to, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lake Almanor, biking and hiking, fishing, boating, and golfing. All services are open to both locals and visitors.
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park, located approximately 25 miles from Chester, is an ideal place to explore and enjoy on an outing. Lassen is an active volcano with many lakes, sulfur pools, beautiful views, and hiking trails to explore. For more information on Lassen Volcanic National Park and activities within the park, click HERE.
Biking & Hiking
Near the Westwood area, the Lake Almanor Basin has many places to hike and bike. Some of the hiking trails include the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), Mt. Harkness Trail, and the Lake Almanor Recreation Trail. Biking trails include Last Chance Loop and Lake Almanor Recreation Trail. For more information on biking and hiking in the Lake Almanor Basin, click HERE.
Between Lake Almanor and the Feather River, the Lake Almanor Basin is an ideal spot to fish. With many places to rent or buy equipment, fishing is both affordable and accessible in the area. For more information on fishing in Lake Almanor, click HERE.
With 53 miles of shoreline, Lake Almanor is an ideal place to learn, practice, and do water sports. With many places to rent boats, kayaks, and paddle boards, water sports are very accessible in the area. For more information on boating and water sports, click HERE.
With three golf courses located around the Lake Almanor Basin, there are many opportunities to practice and play golf. From golfing lessons to golfing tournaments, the area is well equipped for any skill level. For more information on golfing in the area, click HERE.
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