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Boat Storage Registration is scheduled to begin at 8:00 AM April 16th. Click 2022 Boat Storage for more information about this year's program details. Note one of the new changes: No SUPs/Paddleboards storage at Bales--only canoes and kayaks.

Short-Term Rentals

If you rent your cabin out, keep in mind that your tenants may not be familiar with Serene Lakes' community policies. Please see Property Owner Guidelines and Lot 1 RulesWe encourage you to review this information with your renters and print and post this information in a visible area in your cabin. 

Placer County Short Term Rental Fact Sheet  provides you with information should you choose to rent your cabin out on a short-term basis.

Should you have an issue with a rental property, contact Placer County 24/7 hotline at 530-448-8003 to report a violation. Be sure to include your name, phone number, address of the property you are reporting and a description of the violation occurring. Complaints can also be submitted via email to or through the Placer Connect System Online. Scroll to the middle of the page then click on "Short Term Rental" then click "STR Complaint". 


Bear Boxes

BEAR WITH US!!  We have had a sighting this season of a bear attempting to open a bearproof garbage enclosure, cars and garages. If you see a bear in Serene Lakes contact Bear League's 24 hour hotline at 530-525-PAWS (7297) or report it to the Department of Fish and Wildlife through their WIR System which assigns a designated “Investigator” based on the geographic location of the wildlife incident reported. The Investigator may be a Department Biologist or Wildlife Officer (warden) and will receive general notification by email of an assigned WIR incident. Department staff strive to respond to all WIRs in a timely manner. 

Bear boxes are absolutely essentialCLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF VENDORSwho can install one for you.  If you want to install one on your own, you can purchase them at Mountain Hardware in Truckee  Please get one if you don't have one. 

Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal (TTSD) is now offering interest-free loans. Go toTahoe Bear Box Loan Program to get more information regarding the installation of critter-proof boxes for your garbage. These enclosures make a huge difference in protecting bears and our community. Check it out.

Tips for bear safety Click Here

Fire Safety & Evacuation Preparedness

BE PREPARED! Many of you have already received a hard-copy of our newly printed Evacuation Guide which includes a brightly colored door hanger. The door hanger would be placed on the outside of your cabin door during an emergency so that authorities know that you have evacuated.

Please take a few minutes to review it with your family. We encourage you to print it out and put it in a visible place in your cabin so that it is readily available during an emergency.  

If you do not have a printed version for your cabin, email and they can arrange to get you one while supplies last (or you can download it the from the link above.)