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SARDINE LAKE, CA

part ofTahoe National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: SARDINE LAKE
Status: Closed through Thu May 08 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Sardine Lake Campground is located in the North Yuba River area, near the beautiful Sardine Lakes. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities in the area, including hiking, hunting, fishing, canoeing and gold panning.

Natural Features:

The campground stretches along the banks of the Salmon Creek. A forest of lodgepole pine offers partial shade. A beaver pond is located alongside the campground. Beautiful high mountain lakes and rugged peaks can be found throughout the surrounding area.

Recreation:

Boating, fishing and swimming are available at nearby Sardine Lakes. Sardine Lakes Resort offers boat rentals.

A large network of trails is available in the area, including Deer Lake Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail.

Facilities:

The campground offers several single-family campsites. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Lakes Basin offers boating, fishing and hiking. Over 30 miles of maintained trails branch out across the area. Many of the trails are also open to biking and horseback riding.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Gold Panning
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • General Store
  • Lake Access
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Tahoe Recreation will be assessing a $5 additional vehicle fee on the 'second vehicle' in each single family campsite, and on the 'third and fourth vehicle' in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered to be one vehicle and the third and fourth are also considered to be one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • An additional $2 per day fee is charged for reservations during Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends
  • Utility hookups and showers are not available
  • This facility is operated by Tahoe Recreation, doing business as California Land Management and comments are welcome; forms are available from campground hosts or online
  • Click here for more information on the Tahoe National Forest
  • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the Yuba River Ranger District (530) 288-3231 or 478-6253 (voice), (530) 288-3656 (TDD).
    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    39.61889, -120.6175
    39°37'8"N, 120°37'3"W

    From Sierraville, travel south on Highway 49 for about 18 miles, to Bassetts. Turn right and continue just over a mile, then turn left on Forest Road 93. Continue just over a mile to the campground, which is on the left side of the highway.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    SARDINE LAKE

    BASSETTS CA 96126

    Phone Number:

    Information: (530)862-1368
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