Gold Lake Campground
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:||Snow has closed the Gold Lake Highway for the winter. 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:||Sites can be reserved online at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
|Area Amenities:||Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets|
|Fees:||Fee information is available at https://www.outdoorsinplumas.com/ Call the Beckwourth Ranger District for information.
|Closest Towns:||Graeagle and Blairsden, California|
|Restroom:||Vault and portable toilets|
|Passes:||Senior and Access passes honored for single campsites. 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:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||This site is managed by 'Outdoors in Plumas' from May 1 to October 16, 2022. During that time report issues at https://www.outdoorsinplumas.com/ For more information contact the Beckwourth Ranger District Office at 530-836-2575 at 23 Mohawk Road (PO Box 7) Blairsden, CA 96103|
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
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
There are 37 campsites with tables, fire rings, food lockers and toilet facilities. Garbage service is provided. There is no water.
The campsites before the gold Lake Boat Launching Facility are more easily accessed than sites along the road extending to the north. That sections of the road is narrow and rough. Larger RV units should not enter that part of the campground.
There are three nearby interpretive sites available.
- Frazier Fall Trail
- Lakes Basin Petroglyphs - located just west of Lakes Basin Campground
- Red Fir Interpretive Trail - located just south of the entrance to Gold Lake Campground
|Camping trailer:||Trailer sites available|
|Picnic tables:||Wood tables & food lockers|
|Tent camping:||Tent sites available|
|Toilets:||Vault and portable toilets|
|Accessible:||One accesible toilet|