Lakes Basin Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Lakes Basin 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 provices 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 ice fish, snowmobile, cross-country ski and showshoe.

At a Glance

Current Conditions:  Open - No fees, no water and no trash pick-up. Pack out all trash.
Operational Hours: Open mid-September through Memorial Weekend.
Reservations: Sites can be reserved by calling 1-877-444-6777 or online at  The campground has about half reservation and half first come first serve.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
  • $20 per family campsite
  • $40 per double campsite
  • $3 pet fee
  • No fees October through May
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: Potable water
Restroom: Accessible vault toilets
Passes: Senior and Access passes honored. These passes are available at the Beckwourth Ranger Station in Blairsden, CA. from 08:00 to 16:00. Call 530) 836-2575 for information.
Operated By: Thousand Trails Management
Information Center: For information about this location please call the Beckwourth Ranger District Office in Blairsden, CA at (530) 836-2575

General Information


Four universally accessible sites, accessible toilet facilities


All campsites have parking.  Several sites can accomodate vehicles up to 26'.



Take County Road 519 off of State Route 89 just out of Graeagle, California.  Proceed north approximately nine miles to campground turnoff.

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Campground Camping

There are 23 family sites and one double site.  Four campsites are universally accessible.  All sites have a table and a fire ring.  Water, vault toilets and garbage service is provided.

Status: Open
Reservation info: Campsites are reservation and first come/first serve.


Camping trailer Trailers up to 26'
Toilets All toilets are accessible
Accessible 4 accessible campsites
Picnic tables Tables at each site - some are accessible
Parking Each site has parking available
Tent camping Tent sites available
Interpretive Site Interpretive signs in campground and at a nearby viewing platform
Drinking water Potable water
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6400 - 6400