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Paddle Lower Sardine Lake

Sierra City, California

based on 1 reviews


Added by Andy

A beautiful alpine lake in the Sierra Buttes.

Lower Sardine Lake is a short drive from Sardine Lakes Campground.  It has crystal clear water and is a very smooth place to paddle. This is also a popular fishing and kayaking spot. There are many fallen trees in the lake and a couple rocks that come up almost to the surface. The water in generally cold, but is swimmable during the summer months.

There is a small parking lot and a bathroom near the entrance to the lake.

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Paddle Lower Sardine Lake Reviews

Both upper and lower sardine lakes are great fishing/hiking/etc. Once you get to upper sardine, the tree lines fade away to nothing but rock formations. Prepare for high heat in the summertime.

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