Lake Sardine California
upper sardine, lower sardine lakesOne of the best camping lakes in California. Any lake near Gold Lake is prime pickens. This picturesque lake called Sardine Lake, or Sardine Lakes, is located within the Lakes Basin Recreation Area, north of Gold Country Highway 49 next to the peaks of Sierra Buttes and in between Tahoe National Forest and Plumas National Forest.
A two tiered water storage in granite basin bowls, with the larger upper lake situated up above at the base of the mighty granite spires of the Sierra Buttes. Very impressive views all around the Gold Lake highway.
Sardine Lake Campground, elevation 5,800'
developed NFS campground near lower lake w/ fee, 29 camp sites, piped water, vault toilets. 530-862-1368 Tahoe National Forest
nearest town: Sierra City California, on Historic Hwy 4. Frasier Falls, Gold Lake, Long Lake Trail, and Sierra Buttes are just a few of the area attractions.
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Lake fishing, camping and hiking are the main recreation in warmer months. Snowmobiling is popular around here in deep snow winter conditions.
Sardine Lake Resort and Cabins is the only business on Sardine Lake. It is one of many small, independently owned rustic resorts in the Lakes Basin area. No chain hotels near here!
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2013 NEWS: sardine industry collapse in Canada