About Wilson's Camp Prattville Resort,
Welcome to our beautiful Lake Almanor resort. We are a family owned resort located on the west shore of Lake Almanor. We offer cabin rentals, RV campground and a marina. Whether you want fishing , water sports, biking or just relaxing, our resort is the place to be. If you are visiting Lassen National Park our resort is only 23 miles from the south entrance. Come stay with us here at Lake Almanor, it is truly a hidden gem in North Eastern California!!!!
Lake Almanor was constructed by Great Western Power Company in 1914. The name ALMANOR was coined by Guy C. Earl, Vice-president of Great Western Power Company, who combined the names of his three daughters Alice, Martha, and Elinor. Great Western Power Company later became Pacific Gas & Electric. They further developed the lake, building the present dam in 1926. The lake stores approximately 790,000 acre-feet of water and is 13 miles long and 6 miles wide (52 square miles of crystal clear water and beautiful scenery).
The town of Prattville was founded by Dr. Willard Pratt in 1867. Located on the southwest of Big Meadows (where the Wilson's Camp marina is today), Prattville boasted three general merchandise stores, one wagon shop, a blacksmith shop, saloon, resident physician, and first-class hotel. Prattville was then, as is today, a resort destination location.