Welcome to Sierra City & The Lakes Basin
Sierra City is the primary supply station for people headed to the Sierra Buttes, a rugged, rocky shock of mountains that are probably the closest thing to the Alps you’ll find in California without hoisting a backpack. It’s also the last supply point for people headed into the fishing paradise of the Lakes Basin. There’s information about lodging and area activities at www.sierracity.com.
There's just one main drag in town, and that's the Golden Chain Hwy (Hwy 49). All commerce happens here. The hotels often have the best restaurants – when they're open. Winter time is quiet.