Jun 19, 2013
Sierra Buttes to the Lakes Basin Campground
For a great family friendly activity, pack up the kids, the vintage camping trailer and head north of Nevada City, through the picturesque town of Downieville and Sierra City and turn left at the general store of Bassetts and follow the winding road up past the amazing look out to the Sierra Buttes to the Lakes Basin Campground.
The campground is centrally located for hikes, fishing and adventures on any one of the neighboring lakes. We brought along an inflatable kayak and took turns paddling around Gold Lake. The fish were hoping every which way, so the boys enjoyed the opportunity to practice the sport of fishing.
If water sports aren't what you're interested, try one of the many hikes in the area, options for all levels. For a great morning activity hike out the Grassy Lake Trail up to the Long Lake Trail and reward yourself with a refreshing dip at the end.
When you pack your camping goodies, don't forget your local wine, smores supplies and your insect repellent.
The Outside Inn is our (Nevada City) warm and friendly place to stay where ANY activity you could ever be able to do will be posted on the above their blog link or curated by the Outside Inn when you stay there. Tell them Ruth sent you.
Sincerely Nevada County is an awesome place to visit!!!