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SARDINE Lake Resort

The Hunt Family welcomes seasonal guests each spring to their unique, family-operated resort on the shores of Sardine Lake under the towering 8500 Ft Sierra Buttes.

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Our Cabins

The resort includes nine, hand-crafted log cabins ranging from one-room to our larger two-bedroom cabins.

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LakEside Dining

Enjoy a rustic mountain dinner with a view, or a specialty drink at our world famous Lakeside Bar.

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OPEN MAY 26th, 2023 to OCTOBER 14TH, 2023
In an area renowned for fishing, hiking, birding, wildflowers and scenic beauty, you are surrounded by unexpected opportunities to view soaring eagles and osprey, deer, otters and a variety of other wildlife.

The original lodge, built in the 1940's by Audrey and George Browning, which later expanded, adding an additional dining room in the original chinked log construction, is complete with family heirloom furnishing, period lighting and memorabilia of the lodge's fishing and local history.

The Main Lodge is open daily at 8am for beverages, including beer and wine, snacks, bait & tackle, boat rentals and cabin reservations.  Alongside the main lodge, which also hosts a fine dining restaurant, are our nine handcrafted housekeeping cabins nestled among the pine trees.

We invite you to join us sharing all the joys of a summer vacation at "the lake".   Enjoy the peaceful rhythm of morning fishing in the mist, afternoon naps on your cabin porch, cocktails on the lake gazebo or find yourself settling into our lakeside restaurant for a unique culinary delight.  

Experience LIFE at Sardine Lake Resort.

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OPEN MAY 26th, 2023
to OCTOBER 14TH, 2023

Cabin 8

One Room Cabin, Sleeps 4. Double bed and double sofa bed. Deck bunk beds. Lake view Covered Deck.
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Cabin 9

Deluxe Two Bedroom Cabin, Sleeps 6. Double bed, two sets of stacked twin beds.
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Cabin 6

Two Bedroom Cabin with Living Room, Sleeps 7. Double bed, Stacked twin beds, Roll away bed, and Sofa Bed. Porch Bunk Bed. Covered Deck.
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Boat Rentals are available with or without an electric trolling motor.  You may reserve any boat type in advance by calling the main lodge, 530-862-1196.

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Lakeside Dining

Enjoy dinner with a stunning view. Lodge open to public dining. Reservations required.

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Sardine Lake Resort is the perfect place to enjoy a weekend vacation or day trip.

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Learn about the history of Sardine Lake Resort.

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I really don't want to review this hidden gem, as I want to keep it my little secret. But as beautiful the lake is with picturesque rustic cabins/resort, the owner Jan and Tom, are as amazing. Made us feel right at home!
Jay K.

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Time to enjoy peace in the mountains. Relax and restore your life.

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Welcome to

Sardine Lake Resort

The Hunt Family welcomes seasonal guests each spring to their unique, family-operated resort on the shores of Sardine Lake under the towering 8500 Ft Sierra Buttes.

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Sardine Lake Resort, 990 Sardine Lake Rd, Sierra City, CA 96125

1 (530) 862-1196
The Lodge


The Lodge is open daily, 8 am to 4 pm, Memorial weekend to mid-October.  Fishing tackle and souvenirs are available for sale in the Lodge along with fishing boat rentals, snacks and beverages.  For more information, call 530-862-1196.