About Sierra County
Sierra County is located in the heart of the northern section of the Sierra Nevada. It remains today much as it was over 150 years ago when the gold-seeking argonauts worked the rivers and mountains in search of their fortune in gold. The rivers run free and the forests and meadows wrap their beauty around mountains that defy contemporary development. It is beautiful in all seasons.
For all its wilderness and pristine beauty, Sierra County is easily accessible year round. Here you find year-round recreation for every visitor, and scenery that sparkles with each new season. Shopping and dining can be enjoyed in historic settings. Amenities range from primitive campgrounds to lodging in comfortable historic buildings with modern conveniences, all surrounded by the rugged beauty of mountain forests, lakes, and river All major highways into the county are regularly maintained and plowed during periods of snowfall. These beautiful mountain highways wander through some of the finest winter recreation sites in California.
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If scenery inspires you, bring your camera. Each season has its own character of beauty that can be captured in photographs. Spring melts the tapestry of a winter blanket, then gracefully captures the fields and rock crevices with a rainbow of color. Golds, reds, and yellows of fall adorn the alpine forests, river canyons, valleys, and mountain peaks.