Gold Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Gold Lake Campground is located in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area.  Located nine miles southwest of Graeagle, California, this recreation area has special geological features.  There is breathtaking scenery and over 20 small lakes nearby, most of which are accessible by hiking trails.  This area provides a multitude of recreational activities including camping, fishing, boating, hunting, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, hiking, backpacking, swimming, windsurfing and nature study.  In the winter visitors can snowmobile, cross-couintry ski and snowshoe.

This campground is located along the shores of Gold Lake at an elevation of 6400 feet. This campground has 37 sites with tables, fire rings, food lockers and toilet facilities. Garbage service is provided.  There is no water. 

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
  • $10/campsite
  • Fees from mid May through September
Open Season: June
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
  • 14 day camping limit
  • 6 people per campsite
  • 2 vehicles per campsite
Closest Towns: Graeagle, California
Water: No water
Restroom: Vault and portable toilets
Passes: Senior and Access Passes honored
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Accessible toilet building near site #6


Take Highway 89 southeast from Graegle, California for two miles.  Proceed south on Gold Lake Highway for 10 miles to Gold Lake. 



Parking is available at each campsite.

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Campground Camping

There are 37 campsites with tables, fire rings, food lockers and toilet facilities. Garbage service is provided.  There is no water.

Current Conditions: Open
Status: Open
Open Season: June-
Fees: $10/campsite
Best Season: Summer


Boat ramp Dock available for no fee
Camping trailer Trailer sites available
Toilets Vault and portable toilets
Accessible One accesible toilet
Picnic tables Wood tables & food lockers
Parking Each site has parking
Tent camping Tent sites available
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