Doyle, California between Reno and Susanville

Doyle is on the edge and in the middle. To the west is the Dixie Mountain Game Refuge. To the north is Honey Lake, Herlong, the Sierra Army Depot, and the Doyle Wildlife Refuge. To the east are the Fort Sage and Virginia Mountains before you find Pyramid Lake. Doyle has been bypassed by a highway, not even a freeway, and exists as a town trapped in time on a bypass loop. At each end are motels in the 50’s style. In the middle is a turn of the (20th) century general store and hotel. A bit off the main drag you can find a bar with braggadocio and perhaps some other indications of a sedate country life in ranching and hunting country. The city green has a gazebo in the grass all set for a nice picnic stop and there was even a porta-potty available if needed.


Doyle
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Perhaps the big event in town is the Lizard Race (The Land that California Forgot – good page for a bit of history and background of Doyle). This tends to attract people from all over, such as Kazuya Fujita.

The Labor Day Motorcycle Run 2004 page has some more pictures from Doyle.

Then there is the Buck Inn short tour.

Historical Towns In Lassen County describes some of the other towns (that may no longer exist) in the area.

The Lassen County History and Culture – Site Map has links to all sorts of information about the area. For instance, the listing for the store and hotel which describes the old place and answers some questions that might be important to a buyer.

There is an RV park with a dump station out on the main highway. There is also a Shell station and AAA service for the traveler, too.

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