North Shore Campground

If you are looking for a nice RV campground in a beautiful natural setting, look no further than North Shore Campground in northern California. On the shore of Lake Almanor, it is just across the bridge from Chester, and also less than a two-hour drive from Chico and Redding. Surrounded by gorgeous forests, mountains, and national parks, this is an ideal place for nature lovers.There is so much to do when RV camping at North Shore Campground. The campground offers canoe and kayak rentals, and there is also a boat launch. The lake is perfect for water activities, from fishing and boating to swimming and other water sports. There are lots of incredibly scenic hiking trails close to the park, where you can go hiking, horseback riding, or biking. The forest is the perfect place for wildlife and nature viewing and photography. To see all these natural California wonders, book an RV in Plumas County.North Shore Campground offers full hookups, lakeside campsites, and fire pits and picnic tables at every site. This family-oriented park has many activities for the whole family, including playgrounds and sports courts. There is a lending library in the park, as well as a camp store, boat rentals, and so much more. The park has a dump station, fish cleaning station, and a coin-operated laundry and hot showers.

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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works


Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.


Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.


Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Lassen Volcanic National Park is located north of the Chester campground. Here you will see amazing views of steaming fumaroles and also volcanoes. There are beautiful fields of wildflowers and numerous crystal-clear mountain lakes in the park. The best way to see the park is by staying on the marked trails and boardwalks because hydrothermal spots can have a thin crust, hiding pools of acidic boiling water or mud. Some of the most interesting locations to visit in the park are Bumpass Hell, Little Hot Springs Valley, Pilot Pinnacle, Devils Kitchen, Cold Boiling Lake, and more.Lassen National Forest is north of the Lassen Volcanic National Park. Covering over 1.2 million acres of land, this forest is a mix of the most fascinating landscapes, called the Crossroads. The forest is a great place for many outdoor recreational opportunities, such as fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, bicycling, and boating. In the wintertime, you can go snowmobiling and cross-country skiing too. There is abundant wildlife in the forest, so keep an eye out for beautiful pronghorn antelope. Enjoy scenic driving and nature viewing while walking around the park.Plumas National Forest is located an hour's drive south when you're camping at North Shore Campground. This forest covers over a million acres of land in the northern Sierra Nevada Mountains. There are many beautiful trails and natural attractions in the forest, like The Feather Falls, Antelope Lake, Hartman Bar Trail, and parts of the famous Pacific Crest Trail. In addition to hiking, this beautiful forest is great for bicycling, horseback riding, climbing, and fishing in the numerous lakes and streams. You can also enjoy hunting, nature viewing, or scenic driving, among the other recreational opportunities.

Exploring the City

Visit Collins Pine Museum while motorhome camping at North Shore Campground. The museum is located in a building constructed to look like the town's sawmill, which operated in Chester from 1943 to 2001. The wood that was used is all locally sourced, and the museum tells the story of the area's lumber harvesting past and also focuses on forestry and sustainability. Some of the items exhibited in the museum include lumber grades, forest stands, old photos, and implements. There is also a small theater on-site where a documentary about sustainable forestry plays for visitors.Westwood Museum is located in Westwood, just a few minutes' drive east of the RV campground. This small-town museum tells the story of the community's history. The town was founded as a company town for The Red River Lumber Company in 1913. The exhibit shows early logging camps, the mill, the town, and its first settlers. This exhibit has an enormous amount of old photos dedicated to the old town. There is also a schoolroom, where you can find yearbooks spanning from 1919 through today, plus uniforms, and scrapbooks. There are also many items from the past, like retro clothing, stamps, books, and more.If you drive over to Redding, you will find many interesting attractions to see, including Turtle Bay Exploration Park. This beautiful park consists of a few different sections, including the Sundial Bridge, a museum, a forestry and wildlife center, an arboretum, and botanical gardens. The museum is the first stop in the park and is dedicated to science, history, nature, and art. After touring the museum, you can explore the park, enjoy animal shows, join educational programs, or relax in the garden. This is a wonderful and unique place that connects people with nature in a fun and playful way.

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All towables


Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.


Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.


All other types of drivable vehicles.


Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


How does check-in work?


Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.