Gold Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Gold Lake Campground is located along the shores of Gold Lake at an elevation of 6,400 feet. 11 of the 37 campsites are available for reservation. The road leading north of the boat launch facility is narrow and rough and may not be suited to your vehicle. Vault toilets are available and from May to October portable toilets are installed. Trash collection is available from May to October. No water.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: As of May 21, 2021, Gold Lake Highway is open. This campground is open with host, trash service and host. This campground now has a combination of first come campsites and camp sites available for reservation. Enjoy your stay. Always check for alerts and notices at:
Operational Hours: The 2021 season for this Campground is from May 7th to October 17, 2021 weather permitting. Always check for alerts and notices at:
Reservations: Gold Lake Campground is expected to have 30% of its campsites available for reservation during the 2021 season. Once this new feature starts, campsites may be reserved online at  or by calling 1-877-444-6777. At this time a campsite map is not available on the website. Please call the Beckwourth Ranger District office at 530-836-2575 if campsite location information is required.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees   Outdoors in Plumas is our new management company. Fee information is available at  Call the Beckwourth Ranger District for information.
  • Senior and Access passes are honored for single campsites only
  • Senior and Access passes are honored for single campsites only
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
  • 14 day camping limit
  • 6 people per campsite
  • 2 vehicles per campsite
  • OHV riding is not allowed
  • Store food, trash and scented items in the bear resistant lockers - Be Bear Aware
Closest Towns: Graeagle and Blairsden, California
Water: No water
Restroom: Vault and portable 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. For more information about these passes visit; Senior Pass - Access Pass -
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: This site is managed by 'Outdoors in Plumas' from May 1 to September 13, 2022. During that time report issues at For more information contact the Beckwourth Ranger District Office at 530-836-2575 at 23 Mohawk Road (PO Box 7) Blairsden, CA 96103

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. 



Second vehicles at the campsite will be charged a fee

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Picnic tables Wood tables & food lockers
Toilets Vault and portable toilets
Tent camping Tent sites available
Accessible One accesible toilet
Camping trailer Trailer sites available
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