|Thank you for your interest in Watanda at Lake Vera. Our lodge and cabin sits on 38 acres just
2 ½ miles from downtown Nevada City. Our 2,500 foot elevation makes it an ideal location for year
round recreational activities. Beautiful Lake Vera provides seasonal water activity as well as a
sanctuary for abundant wildlife. Our site makes it the perfect location for family vacations. We do
not have RV hook-ups or ability to run multiple extension cords. We welcome pets with some
We are no longer a site rental for weddings or organized group camping.
Watanda Lodge is a large rustic, year-round building containing a spacious Great Room with
comfortable seating and 10 foot fireplace with insert. We have central heat and air conditioning.
The kitchen can provide food service for up to 36 guests and includes oven with 5 burner cook top,
dishwasher. The 16 x 54 covered outdoor dining deck faces the lake seats 36 and comes
complete with tables and benches . Behind the lodge is a gas or charcoal BBQ. Within the lodge
is a dormitory style bedroom which sleeps 6 utilizing a king bed and 2 twin bunks. There is an
additional twin bunk in the Great Room.. Linens are provided for the king bed only, bottom sheets
and pillow s with pillow cases on all other beds. You will need to bring sleeping bags or linen.
There is a single toilet and tub/shower in the lodge, bath house with 3 showers/3 toilets located
behind the lodge but is for summer use only. There is no smoking in the lodge. There is Direct-
TV/VCR/DVD and wireless Internet but has frequent interrupted connection.
Watanda Cabin, is our furnished 600 square foot cabin will sleep up to 4 adults or 2 adults and
3 kids. It has one bedroom with queen bed, linens provided. A twin bunk and queen sleeper in the
living room, bottom sheets, pillow and pillow cases only provided. Porta-crib available. There is a
full sized kitchen with high chair, coffeepot, toaster, microwave and kitchen and dinnerware;
bathroom with shower. There is a wall furnace and LR window A/C, Direct TV/DVD, wireless
Internet at the lodge; and phone for local calls. There is no cell service. The cabin has a filtered
view of the lake, but is only steps away from the waterfront. Cabin is “Pet Friendly”, by pet friendly
we mean up to 2 dogs and no cats. Animals cannot be left alone or must be crated in your absence.
Waterfront, Our private waterfront has a floating dock, and a variety of watercraft for your use.
Life jackets are provided and required for all boaters. Chairs are provided and canopy for shade.
The waterfront has a large campfire ring, stage and chairs as well as a picnic area with tables and
charcoal BBQ. Wood may be gathered for campfires. Campfire permits are not required. There is
no camping on the waterfront unless your group has rented the entire site.
Lake Vera is a privately owned seasonal lake, shared by 3 other camps comprising the Lake
Vera Mutual Water Company. There is no public access except through site rentals. These
adjoining properties are working summer camps and will be occupied during the summer. There
will be background noise of children singing, playing or boating on the lake. We consider this a
joyful noise. On some occasions the camps will have a dance or party in which the noise/music
can be loud. There is an all lake quiet from 9:30 p.m. - 7:00 a.m., all camps must abide by this.
Only non-motorized boating is permitted. No license is needed for fishing. Lake Vera is drained
from November 1st to April 1st depending on weather. Lake level begins to drop in August and
can be quite low in dry summers. Complete lake rules will be provided and are strictly enforced.
Abundant trails surround the area for non motorized biking or hiking.
at Lake Vera for
weekend or your
|ABOUT WATANDA Reservations (707) 322-0945
|Links for every thing you
need before you leave
What to bring
Fire Prevention Plan
Policies & Procedures
Waterfront Rules 2011
at Lake Vera