Easy hiking trails abound in the Lakes Basin. You can visit several lakes in just an hour or many more in a day.
Everyone can find something to do in the Lakes Basin. Whatever you enjoy in the out-of-doors - swimming, boating, horseback riding, biking, hiking or maybe just sitting by a lake or stream - you will find a perfect vacation spot.
The Lakes Basin Area is found just off the Gold Lake Forest Highway, a paved two lane road, connecting Highway 89 and Highway 49, north of Truckee, California. It is an hour and a half from Reno, three hours from Sacramento, and five hours from the San Francisco Bay Area. Just far enough removed from the hectic city to escape for a weekend, or a week, and unwind.
Elwell Lakes Lodge is operated under a Special Use Permit issued by the Plumas National Forest and is an equal opportunity recreation services provider