Gold Lake Campground

  

This camp is situated near the Cascade crest with some sites adjacent to the picturesque Gold Lake. Visitors come for the alpine forest setting, quiet, autumn huckleberries, and wildlife viewing.  The adjacent Gold Lake bog is ideal for viewing deer, elk, and beaver. 

Motors are prohibited on the small lake (100 acres in size and 25 feet deep), but non-motorized craft are permitted, such as canoes and float tubes.  Note that the lake is fly-fishing only; please consult the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations for the most up-to-date information.  

A historic "Willamette Winged" log shelter exists in the day use area, and provides an overnight place for cross-country skiers during the winter, and a day-use facility during summer. The shelter was designed by William Parke, the Willamette National Forest's first Recreation Planner, and constructed with Civilian Conservation Corps labor during the early 1940s. Parke was a 1932 graduate of the Oregon State College of Forestry, and was training as a Landscape Architect at the University of Oregon when hired by the Forest Service. 

At a Glance

Operational Hours:
  • Check in time: 2:00 pm or later
  • Check out time: 1:00 pm
Reservations:
Campsite must be occupied every night paid
  • 19 first-come, first-served campsites
Fees
  • Single campsite: $19 per night
  • Extra vehicle: $7 per vehicle, per night
Open Season: 5/13/2015 - 10/12/2015
Usage: Medium
Best Season: August, September
Busiest Season: July, August
Restrictions:
  • 14 day limit
  • Maximum trailer length 24 feet
  • Non-motorized boating only
  • Fly-fishing only
  • Use of chainsaws prohibited in campground
  • Dogs MUST be on leash at all times in the campground
Closest Towns:
  • Oakridge (27.9 miles)
  • Crescent Lake Junction (10 miles)
Water: Hand pump
Restroom: Vault toilets
Passes:
Passes allow holder 50% off overnight fee*
  • Golden Age/Golden Access Passes
  • Interagency (America the Beautiful) Senior and Access Passes
*Discount does NOT apply to extra vehicle fees or multiple campsites
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information

Directions:

28 miles east of Oakridge, Oregon

From Oakridge, Oregon: From the intersection of Crestview Street and Oregon State Highway 58 (the only traffic light along Highway 58 in Oakridge), travel east on Highway 58 for 25.8 miles.  Just below the summit of Willamette Pass ( the Gold Lake Sno Park will be on your right), turn left onto the Gold Lake Road and travel 2 miles to your destination at the end of the road.


General Notes:

Campground Map

  • Garbage containers, fire rings, boat launch

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Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.


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Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
  • Tent, auto, trailer sites (maximum trailer length 24 feet)
  • Grey water station
Reservation InfoNo reservations. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
No. of Sites21
No. of Accessible sites6 campsites, canoe dock, restroom, 2 picnic tables, compacted rock access routes

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