East Sierra Valley
Chamber of Commerce
Webber Lake Ranch

Short description

Private Lake in the Sierra. Camping and Fishing by Reservation.


Business Name : Weber Lake, Camping, Fishing, Private Resort
Private lake is at 6,800 feet in elevation. Fishing is excellent1
Business Hours: Seasonal: Call for Reservations
Contact Email: kbretthauer@att.net
Contact Name​: Ken or Joan Bretthauer
Contact Phone: 530-993-0300

Weber Lake Ranch

"This past weekend, Nick and I headed up to Webber Lake Ranch near Truckee, CA to do a little camping with the family. For all of you northern California outdoorsmen, Webber is nestled between Perazzo Meadows and the Jackson Meadow Reservoir. It is a private campsite with a lake stocked full of Trout and a wait list to boot. And, while it may seem like a fully stocked lake makes for good fishing, someone is always bound to leave as a mister-no-catch-fisherman. " My Religion is Simple: Webber Lake Ranch, The Adventures of Doug & Moose.
Webber Lake is marked by one of those enticing green signs on the Fiber Board Road west of Highway 89 on the way to Jackson Meadows. The lake is on the private “Webber Lake Ranch” and is not open to public access, and so unspoiled and serene. The lake is at 6,800 feet in elevation. Fishing is excellent, from green weedy flats to deep relaxing waters. (Ken the ranch manager recommends an olive color fly), color most preferred by the trout. The numerous creeks coming into the lake are often as high as was the Little Truckee River exiting the lake.
Webber has a diverse fish population of rainbows, browns and brook trout. The native fish are augmented by a planting program to assure quality angling with the minimum size about16 inches going to over 20. Fly anglers as well as trollers will enjoy the fruits. Webber has been a sporting destination for Grass Valley residents for more than 100 years. The ranch sells seasonal camping sites but they are so valued that they are passed down from one generation to the next. If you get on the waiting list for a season long camping site it may take a decade to get one.  But in the recent past they have instituted an annual day pass and a daily fishing access program. For more information the ranch can be contacted at P.O. Box 398, Loyalton CA 96118. ( Revised:  Written by Denis Peirce, who writes a weekly fishing column for The Union and is host of “The KNCO Fishing & Outdoor Report,” denisp@theunion.com. )