Packer Lake Lodge

Packer Lake Lodge

3901 Packer Lake Rd
Sierra City, California 9612
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Local Phone: (530) 862-1221

Packer Lake Lodge, in beautiful Tahoe National Forest, is an informal resort "at the end of the road" where the number of guests is limited. It is located in a remote corner of the Sierra Nevada Mountains at an elevation of 6218 feet nine miles northwest of Sierra City, California. It is a place of peace, natural beauty, outdoor recreation, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, hunting, comfort and wonderful food.

The lodge is open only between the snows - usually from Memorial Day weekend thru Columbus Day weekend. Fifteen fishing lakes lie in the mountains within four miles of the lodge, plus there is Packer Creek, Salmon Creek and North Fork Yuba River. Golf, tennis and horseback riding are nearby.

Dog-friendly policies:

  • Size: All sizes
  • Breed restrictions: None
  • Maximum number allowed: 2
  • Cost per dog: $25 per night, $50 for 3 nights or $75 per week
  • Percentage of rooms that are dog-friendly: Over 50%

Dog-friendly property amenities:

  • Dog Waste Bags

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Photo Credit: snot_posse (CC)
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