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.
Fly Fishing: The North Fork Yuba River from Sierra City downstream to Ladies Canyon Creek is a special regulation area. Signs designating this section are posted near the river Anglers may use only artificial lures or flies with single barbless hooks. A two-fish limit applies and fish must be at least ten inches long to be kept. Because of this special status and the fact that access is limited because of private property concerns this stretch of river is considered the best river fishing in Sierra County. More information: Sierra Outdoor Fishing, Local Fishing Spots
Lake Fishing: Sierra County has numerous lakes within 15 minutes of our properties. Some like Lower Sardine, Salmon Lake, and Gold Lake are heavily stocked and can be fished by boat or by the shore. Others need to be hiked into and can only be fished from the shore. Young America Lake, in the shadow of the Sierra Buttes, is home to the California Golden Trout and is a hike not for the faint of heart, while others, like Lower Sardine and Packer Lake, are almost guaranteed to produce stocked rainbows and brook trout. For a great day rent a boat with the family at the Sardine Lake Lodge and fish Lower Sardine Lake with nighcrawlers or Power Bait. You’ll have a memorable, relaxing day. More information: Sardine Lake Fishing