Gold Lake 4x4 Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Gold Lake 4x4 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 4x4 campground is located along the shores of Gold Lake at an elevation of 6400 feet. This campground has 16 sites with tables, food lockers, fire rings and pit toilets. There is no water or garbage service available.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees No fees
Open Season: June
Usage: Medium-Heavy
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: Pit toilets
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information



Take Highway 89 southeast from Graeagle, California a couple miles.  Proceed south on Gold Lake Highway for 10 miles to Gold Lake.  Take the Gold Lake 4X4 road to campground. 4-wheel drive required.  

General Notes:



Parking available at each campsite

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Campground Camping

16 campsites with picnic tables, food lockers, fire rings and pit toilets.   No water or garbage service is provided.  

Current Conditions: Open
Status description: Open
Open Season: June-November
Fees: No fee
Best Season: Summer

OHV Riding & Camping

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Boat ramp Boat dock available - no fee
Toilets Pit toilets
Picnic tables Wood tables and food lockers
Parking Parking at each site
Tent camping Tent sites available
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