Sardine Lake and Campground
990 Sardine Lake Road
Sierra City, California 96125
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. Upper Sardine Lake, a smaller lake in a glacial bowl, is a short walk up the hill. This area is popular for snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in winter.
The Sardine Lake campground, open late spring into mid-fall, has 27 non-electric sites with picnic table and fire ring. Reservations are recommended in summer.
Dogs on leash are welcome; please pick up after them at all times.
Sardine Lakes are due north of Sierra City about 15 minutes via Gold Lakes Road.