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“Sierra City - California”
Review of Gold Lake

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San Francisco, California, United States
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154 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Sierra City - California”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

Quaint old Gold Mining area, spectacular views of the Sierra Buttes, mini Alps! Stope by the local Hotel, good food and beverage, plus an excellent opportunity to hang out with the locals...enjoy the only art gallery in town and the Fox Parlor, full of unique gifts & goods. Order a Hennessy House Wooden Flagpole!

Visited July 2012
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Truckee, CA
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372 reviews
68 attraction reviews
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“One of our favorite lakes to hike around and fish on”
Reviewed May 6, 2012

A great year round destination. We fish and camp there in the spring, summer and fall. Snow mobile, snow shoe and cross country into it in the winter time. The Gold Lakes loop is amazing and beautiful if you enjoy the great outdoors.

Visited May 2012
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Grass Valley, California
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28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“Popular Site”
Reviewed February 3, 2012

Beautiful area, crowded everywhere during summer season.

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Palm Springs, California
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97 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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“Classic Sierra lake”
Reviewed December 28, 2011

Gold Lake is a relatively large lake tucked into the Sierras at about 5000 ft. It is surrounded by magnificent mountains and other smaller lakes in the vicinity. Though it has always been too windy for my taste to paddle this lake, it is popular with boaters and fishermen/women and also with campers who use this as a base to explore the Sierras. There are fabulous hiking trails in the area for all abilities and it's a short drive into the Graeagle area for shopping and golf and other pursuits. This area closes in late fall or early winter due to snowfall but usually opens in late June. Reservations are suggested for the handful of camping areas near Salmon and Sardine Lakes as well as Gold Lake. There are also several nice lodges and cabins for those who prefer more comfort. The drive up CA-49 from Nevada City along the Yuba River is beautiful and takes about an hour unless you stop in Downieville or Sierra City to explore.

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