Packer Lake Lodge

Packer Lake Lodge is a small rustic lodge surrounded by the Tahoe National Forest with cabins, boat rentals, fishing, and full restaurant & bar, both overnight cabins and weekly rentals.

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Latitude: 39.621344 Longitude: -120.657118 Elevation: 6238 ft

Lodging Style and Amenities

Very casual and comfortable. Breakfast, lunch and dinner by reservation, which is in two seatings at 6 o'clock and 8 o'clock.

Best part, if you bring in any fish that you catch you will be able to either freeze it to take home or have it prepared in the kitchen here and enjoy for dinner.

Seasons Open

Memorial Day Weekend through October

Recreational Opportunities

Fishing, hiking, swimming, star gazing, horse back riding, hunting during the season, near-by golf courses, mountain biking and just good ole relaxing.

Rate Range

Depends on length of stay

Driving Directions

Packer Lake Lodge is located in Sierra City in Sierra County.  Take highway 49 to Gold Lake Rd. turn on gold lake rd. and take a left up at the sign that crosses over Salmon Creek marked Sardine Lake, Packer Lake.  Follow the signs, and turn to your right at the fork marked Packer. It is 3 miles from there and the road is paved all the way. Packer Lake may also be accessed from highway 89 in Graegle by going across the Gold Lake Road to the Packer / Sardine turn off.

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

Packer is owned & operated by Bill MacQuattie, who has been there for more than 30 years.

Pet Friendly Notes

Must be kept on a leash


Great place to kick back and relax.

Marty Flora, 8/12/2010

Bill MacQuattie Was a kind man and a legend of the region, I loved the man as a young kid growing up fishing that lake. Always a special and a classic comment that was uplifting. RIP buddy, Jack Trout

Jack Trout , 7/21/2018

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