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Sardine Campground

Elevation: 5,800 Feet (1808.0 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 29 Campsites 15 have space for trailers.
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Sardine Campground is located 1.5 miles northwest of Bassets at an elevation of 5,800 feet. This campground has 29 campsites, 15 of which have space for trailers. There is potable water and toilets on site. Limited supplies are available at Bassets. Swimming is available at nearby Sand Pond and boats are available for rent at Sardine Lake Lodge. Fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing are also available.

Directions from Sierra City: Travel northeast on Hwy. #49 for approximately 4 miles, turn left onto Gold Lake Hwy. Travel approximately 1 mile and turn left (southwest), continue for .5 miles and the campground is on the left.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: June through October (NOTE: may be open off season, but without managed services.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping Call for Current Fee 2007 Fee Information

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Rocky Twitchell (Sacramento, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Fresh air and exellent Camp hosts
Conditions: sunny, warm, organized trails,bathrooms,
Water Availability: cold treated water in campsite

Filed By: Quiet Eagle (Rock Springs, Wy)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Camped there in 1967-1970. Knew George Brown, builder of the lodge Hiked Volcano Lake, last bit is up hill Caught fish in Salmon Creek.
Conditions: Seldom any wind. Always quiet.
Water Availability: Took 2 quarts of water for hiking.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boating Boat rentals are available nearby a Sardine Lake Lodge.
ICON Camping Sardine Campground
ICON Fishing Fishing is available nearby in Sand Pond and in Lower and Upper Sardine Lake.
ICON Hiking & Walking Hiking trails are accessible from this campground.
ICON Swimming & Waterplay Swimming is available nearby on Sand Pond.
ICON Viewing Scenery Downieville Ranger District
ICON Viewing Wildlife Wildlife can be viewed from this campground.

Related Activities
Lower Sardine Lake - Located approximately 3 miles north of Sierra City, the Lower Sardine Lake has rainbow and brook trout. The area is very popular because 80 percent of the planted fish are caught.

Tamarack Lakes Trail - Tamarack Lakes Trail is a very difficult 4.2 mile trail at an elevation of 5,400 feet. This trail winds up along the ridge flanking the Lower and Upper Sardine Lakes.

Young America Lake - Young America Lake is located approximately 3 miles north of Sierra City. This lake is planted with golden trout every two years. It is a tough hike to get to this special lake.

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Visitor Information:

Nevada Commission on Tourism, 401 N. Carson Street , Carson City, NV, 89701


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