Here are some links, ranging from articles on how to prepare the first time camper for a successful experience, to accommodations where parents can stay when dropping off their campers, that you may find helpful. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!
Useful articles for parents of first-time campers
Lodging in the area for parents when dropping off or picking up their camper.
For places to stay, check out the Sierra County Visitors Bureau or these links:
This crossroads hamlet is just 5 miles down the road from Camp at the entrance to the Lakes Basin Recreation Area. Consider:
Bassetts Station Motel (530) 862-1297
This terrific gem straight out of the Gold Rush days is just 10 miles down the road. Consider:
Buttes Resort (800) 862-1170
Sierra Pines Resort (530) 862-1151
For things to do in Sierra City and photographs, visit www.sierracity.com or www.sierracounty.org.
This town is a must-see, situated at the confluence of the North Yuba and Downie Rivers. It's another idealic Gold Rush Town, about 30 to 40 minutes from camp, but the drive along the North Yuba River is some of the prettiest country you'll ever see. Consider:
Carnahan's Riverside Inn (530) 289-1000
Carriage House Inn (530) 289-3573 (Enter "Shaffer" in the Promo Code section and receive a discount!)
Downieville River Inn (800) 696-3308
The Lure Resort (800) 671-4084
Sierra Shangra-La (530) 289-3455
The Lakes Basin Recreation Area is, well, a wonder. Where do you think residents of Lake Tahoe go when they want to get away? Find out. Consider:
Elwell Lakes Lodge (530) 836-2347
Gold Lake Lodge (530) 836-2350
Things for Mom and Dad to see and do in the area when dropping off or picking up their campers.
There are a great number of things to see and do within a short distance of Camp. Consider:
Visiting other historical points of interest
Great general information on the Sierras for the outdoor enthusiast.
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