Sierra Wilderness Lakes

Location: Nevada County, California

Price: $985,000 – SOLD


A truly unique large lakefront property situated on the shores of Weaver Lake, a large alpine lake (85± surface acres), in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, near Donner Summit. Encompassing the shoreline for about a quarter mile, the property rises to granite escarpments and pine and fir forests, all surrounded by private timberlands and National Forest. A majority of the shoreline of a very scenic second lake, McMurray Lake (15± surface acre), is also within the boundaries of this rare High Sierra property. Weaver Lake is well known by the locals for its excellent fishing for rainbow, brown, and lake trout (Mackinaw). The record for the Lake is a 25 pound, 40.5 inch mackinaw, caught in the 1960’s.

Located in a very remote area at an elevation of 5,700 feet, this Property is one of only two private holdings on Weaver Lake. The other, the “Grass Valley Sportsman’s Club”, is a long-time private fishing lodge which is situated on a 40 acre parcel a half mile away at the north end of the Lake. Many other lakes including Bowman Lake as well as the 100’s of lakes within the proposed Grouse Lakes Wilderness Area are nearby for additional fishing and recreation. Driving time to this property from I-80 is about an hour, Lake Tahoe is 1.5 hours and Sacramento is roughly 2 hours.

The Property has several choice sweeping-view cabin/home sites overlooking the lakes and the mountains beyond. Pine, cedar and fir trees intermixed with classic alpine granite outcrops combine to make an ideal site for a private fishing lodge/family retreat set on almost 290 acres along the shores of Weaver Lake. Down on the water, massive quaking aspens and willows line the lake’s edge punctuating its High Sierra beauty.

Properties this remote typically use solar and/or generator for electricity and propane gas is used for lights, refrigerator, cook stove and for fueling the generator. Telephone service is available on the property. We can recommend a couple of contractors with experience in building in these remote areas. The zoning here is TPZ-160, which is a timber production zoning with a minimum acreage size of 160 acres. TPZ lands have very low property taxes (2007 taxes were only $169.08). Nevada County, one of the only High Sierra Counties that allow building on TPZ lands without a Special Use Permit, will allow one residence per legal parcel, plus possibly a guest house/caretaker’s house (subject to planning dept. approval).

The asking price for this “One of a Kind” lake property has been lowered to: $985,000.00

Contact Terry Hundemer for more information or for a private showing: (530)-265-5774

NOTICE: Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice, and approval of purchase by owner. Information regarding land classifications,potential profits, etc., are intended only as general guidelines and have been provided by sources deemed reliable, but whose accuracy we cannot guarantee. Sale may be subject to court approval.