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Settlers settled Sierra Valley around 1862 and became Sierraville, when the post office opened in 1899. This high elevation valley in the Northern Sierra Nevada mountains is home to the only traffic signal (a flashing red light) in Sierra County.
elevation: 4950'
population: 200
zip code: 96126


Valley & meadows with mountains surrounding

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Sierra County
N of Truckee
on Hwy 89 @ Hwy 49



  • backpacking
  • biking
  • camping
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot springs
  • horseback trails
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • off roading
  • snowmobile
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Tahoe National Forest
  • Lakes Basin Recreation Area
  • Stampede Reservoir
  • Boca Reservoir
  • Webber Lake
  • Jackson Meadows Reservoir
  • Independence Lake
  • Gold Lake
  • Yuba Pass Snow Park
  • Pacific Crest Trail
  • description:
    The Sierra Valley is where Gold Country Highway 49 meets Tahoe Highway 89. Here sits an alpine valley in the Northern Sierra, and this may be the secluded spot you are seeking for a private retreat. There is one small hotel in town and a rustic hot springs resort on the outskirts of the valley. Campbell Hot Springs as seen on some older maps is now called Sierra Hot Springs.

    Sierraville Ranger Station

    USFS Tahoe National Forest
    317 S Lincoln St
    Sierraville, CA 96126

    nearby towns:
    Sierra City
    Gold Lake

    N of Sierraville, CA

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