Contact Us

Contact us

During the summer we have no internet service so the best way to get in touch with us is by phone
Mt. Elwell with Long Lake at its base as seen from the trail to Silver Lake.





Our address
6300 Gold Lake Forest HWY
OUR mailing address
PO Box 68
Blairsden, CA 96103
when you can reach us
We are always on site
PHONE US
530-836-2347


Find Us

Map showing the highways and mountain roads you drive on to Elwell Lakes Lodge

Driving Directions



If you are coming from Reno, Sacramento or San Francisco BayArea:  
Take Interstate 80 to Truckee
Get on Highway 89 north, and drive for 45 minutes to one hour
Turn left on the Gold Lake Highway, one mile before Graeagle
After driving seven miles, turn right at the Lakes BasinCampground sign
Follow the signs to Elwell Lodge (Stay left)  

If you are coming from Northwestern California:
 Take Interstate 5 to Red Bluff
Get on Highway 36 going east Highway 36 joins with Highway 89
Stay on Highway 89 until you pass Graeagle (About 100 miles)
About a mile past Graeagle, turn right on the Gold LakeHighway
After driving seven miles, turn right at the Lakes BasinCampground sign
Follow the signs to Elwell Lodge (Stay left)  

If you are coming from Northeastern California:  
Get on Highway 395 going south
About 30 miles before Reno, (at Hallelujah Junction) turn right on Highway 70
10 miles past Portola, turn left on Highway 89
About a mile past Graeagle, turn right on the Gold LakeHighway
After driving seven miles, turn right at the Lakes BasinCampground sign
Follow the signs to Elwell Lodge (Stay left)

HOSPITALITY REIGNS AT ELWELL LAKES LODGE

VISIT US SOON

Our cleaning staff of six wearing masks that sanitize the cabins on Saturday
Our cleaning staff sanitizes your cabin once a week
John and Sugie Barker sitting beside Young America Lake with feet in the water
John and Sugie Barker are the owners and
live on site all summer
Inside the Recreation Hall with games, books, and fireplace
The Recreation Hall has lots of books, games and a fireplace for your enjoyment
Elwell Lakes Lodge will be open from June 12 to October 1 in 2021

Elwell Lakes Lodge is operated under a special use permit issued by the Plumas National Forest and is an equal opportunity recreation services provider