Oasis Springs Flyfishing and Dude Ranch, Paynes Creek, California
Is there a fisherman (or woman) in the family? If so, this resort is a godsend. The resort’s private trout stream, part of the Sacramento River, is ideal for fly-fishing. Salmon and trout are abundant during season which spans from the last Saturday in April to November 15. After families have spent their mornings by the river, they can then enjoy the Oasis Springs Fly-fishing and Dude Ranch’s lovely accommodations. Guests can choose between a standard room, four deluxe quarters and two garden suites. If families are planning a special event or traveling with extended family, arrangements can be made to rent the entire lodge, which can house up to 22 people. The lodge is just steps away from the banks of the river, and sits on a 4,000 acre ranch on the foot of Mt. Lassen. As it is inaccessible to the general public, the family can feel like they have entered a fertile new-world when they step on to the grounds of the Oasis Springs Fly-fishing and Dude Ranch.