With 1/4 mile of incredible Upper Sardine Lake frontage located at the base of the majestic craggy Sierra Buttes, the stunning grandeur and beauty of this extremely rare wonder of nature will take your breath away. On the property is the historic Mountain Mine and, nearby, the Young America Mine, both, as well as others nearby, are known to have been highly productive gold mines. Fortunate, indeed, it would be to spend time in this spectacularly peaceful and serene, yet still undeniably wild and pristine place.
Extremely rare, still privately owned, this one of a kind 98 acre lakefront parcel in the Sierra Buttes/Lake Basin offers an unspoiled feel of wilderness.
During the Gold Rush, this Basin was alive with thousands of miners, many who "made their fortune" and others who did not. The historic Mountain Mine is on the site with others such as the Young America Mine nearby. The Mountain Mine was very productive, producing millions of dollars in gold as well as some of the largest nuggets ever found in the world.
Today many of the surrounding lands have been acquired by the USFS or Sierra County Land Trust. The purpose of the SCLT is to preserve and protect these lands for public use into perpetuity.
For those who enjoy the recreations of hiking, non-motorized boating, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, horseback, mountain biking, camping, gold panning,not to mention photography and painting out of doors, the area is unparalleled in the world. Yet, unbelievably, itremains relatively undiscovered.
Sardine Lake Lodge at the north end of Lower Sardine Lake is a seasonal destination dining experience!The deckhouse cocktail bar on the lake gives one the feeling of being somewhere in the Swiss Alps.Then, going into the old log cabin for dinner cuisine is beyond excellent! Several other "lodge" type facilities are operated seasonally through out the basin on the various lakes along the Gold Lakes Highway. By the way, Gold Lakes Highway is not plowed in the wintertime making an amazing snowmobile run for miles and great access into the back country.
Rich in cultural history and natural resources, the Sierra Buttes/Gold Lake Basin area isa treasure of pristine lakes, ponds, and streams which drain to the North Fork of the Yuba River and on to the Central Sacramento Valley. The area is of key importance to state watershed and wildlife protection.
Needless to say, wildlife, relatively undisturbed, is abundant with all species of mammals, birds, insects, fish, and plants native to the area.
This is a "once in a lifetime" chance for a true "heritage" purchase for the use and enjoyment of generations to come.
The property is located in the Scenic Corridor district and the county is currently updating their general plan. Due to this zoning and the ruggedness of the terrain, a large scale development would be a difficult challenge. Building a family retreat has the best possibilities and any serious buyer should contact the Sierra County Planning district in Downieville and ask to speak with the Planner at 530-289-3251.
Under NO circumstances should anyone attempt to enter any abandoned mine tunnel. They are NOT maintained and are deemed UNSAFE!