Gold Lake 4x4 Campground
The Gold Lake 4x4 Campground is located at 6,400' elevation on the southwest end of Gold Lake. It includes 16 rustic campsites suited for those craving some solitude and/or access to some great back country 4X4 roads. Campsites include picnic tables, food locker, fire ring and parking. Several sites are next to the lake. Some people confuse this campground with the Gold Lake Campground which is located at the southeast end the Gold Lake. The new toilets were damaged by the 2018 snowpack and will remain closed. Come prepared to pack out all solid human waste.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||All visitors must pack out all solid human waste. Bears are active in this area. Campers should be aware of Food and Trash Storage Rules. Visitors should always check Alerts and Notices on the Plumas National Forest website.|
|Reservations:||Reservations are not available for this campground|
|Area Amenities:||Tent camping,Picnic tables|
|Open Season:||June - Snow|
|Closest Towns:||Graeagle, California and Bassetts, California|
For more information contact the Beckwourth Ranger District Office at 530-836-2575. The opffice is located at Mohawk Road (PO Box 7) Blairsden, CA 96103
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 the campground. 4-wheel drive and high clearance is required.
Parking available at each campsite
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
16 campsites with picnic tables, food lockers and fire rings. No water or garbage service is provided.
This is an OHV campground accessible by a 4x4 road. High clearance 4 wheel drive vehicles are required.
|Difficulty Level:||Intermediate to Difficult|
OHV Road Riding
The access road to the campground connects to an extensive 4X4 road system on both the Pluman National Forest and the Tahoe National Forest.
|Picnic tables:||Wood tables and food lockers|
|Tent camping:||Tent sites available|