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Sardine Lake California


Photo Credit © John McWade - SierraCity.com

Sardine Lake Resort is on the end - over to the right; best dining in the area. The ridge along the horizon straight ahead is hike-able and awesome. The dark ridge straight ahead is a mile away and conceals Upper Sardine Lake...

Lakes Basin Recreation Area


Walk west from Sand Pond and you come to Lower Sardine Lake, just a totally beautiful place. This is a popular fishing lake with no swimming allowed. The water's so clear that at noon you can see to the bottom; it's like fishing in an aquarium.


Photo Credit © John McWade - SierraCity.com

Upper Sardine Lake: Takes only a short hike to get to. This is a pure glacial bowl; the rock plunges straight into the water, no beach at all. Great fishing; ice-cold swimming. Due north of Sierra City about 15 minutes. Tahoe National Forest

Lakes Basin California Campgrounds


CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS

Sardine Lake Campground

elevation 5,800' / 27 campsites
lake campground, piped water, vault toilet

Sardine Peak Lookout

SARDINE PEAK FIRE TOWER LOOKOUT (NFS)
Lakes Basin Recreation Area,
North Gold Country California

nearby towns:

Downieville
Graeagle
Sierra City

nearby lakes:

Gold Lake
Sand Pond
Packer Lake

Topo maps of the lakes region:

  • Lakes Basin USDA
  • Sierra Buttes NatGeo Map
  • Plumas National Forest Map
  • Tahoe National Forest Map

  • contacts for this lake:

    Sardine Lake Resort
    530-862-1196

    Row boat rentals on Sardine Lake
    530-862-1196

    Canoes rentals on nearby Packer Lake
    530-862-1221

    Plumas County Visitors Bureau:
    800-326-2247

    Plumas National Forest Rangers:
    530-862-1368

    Sierra County Visitors Bureau:
    800-200-4949


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