Gold Lake Campground


Gold Lake Campground is located along the shores of Gold Lake at an elevation of 6,400 feet. It has 37 campsites. 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: The campground is open with trash service and campground host. The boat loading dock is available.
Reservations: Reservations are not available
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
  • $10/campsite
  • Fees from mid May through mid October
  • During winter season (mid-October - June) trash collection is stopped and fees are not collected.
  • This campground is included in a new facilities prospectus. This may result in management by the company winning the bid and an increase in campground fees. For more information call the Beckwourth Ranger District at 530-836-2575.
  • The Gold Lake Boat Launch Facility and Day Use Area are also included in the prospectus and are expected to become fee areas for the 2020 season.
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
  • 14 day camping limit
  • 6 people per campsite
  • 2 vehicles per campsite
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: For information about this location please call the Beckwourth Ranger District Office in Blairsden, CA at (530) 836-2575

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. 



Parking is available at each campsite.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

There are 37 campsites with tables, fire rings, food lockers and toilet facilities. Garbage service is provided.  There is no water.

Open Season: June-
Fees: $10/campsite
Best Season: Summer

RV Camping

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.

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Picnic tables Wood tables & food lockers
Toilets Vault and portable toilets
Parking Each site has parking
Boat ramp Dock available for no fee
Tent camping Tent sites available
Accessible One accesible toilet
Camping trailer Trailer sites available
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