Beautiful Country...My wife and I hiked and fished around Sword lake many years ago...I have always wanted to go back...you are definitely in the sticks!! Says Richard Ash
Man, is there loads of enjoyable things to do close to Sword Lake. There's so much to do here at Sword Lake that you need to camp here for a while, Union Reservoir is a delightful place for that. If by chance you crave getting out on the water, Pinecrest Lake Marina is in close proximity.
During a wintertime visit to Sword Lake you could also stop by Bear Valley Snowmobile and rent a snow mobile. Bear Valley is a very popular ski area in the neighborhood; hiking is a popular thing to do around Sword Lake; Charity Valley Trail is a glorious local trail.