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 protable toilets are installed. Trash collection is available from May to October. No water.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: March storms brought plenty of snow. April added more snow misxed with warmer storms that helped melting. Gold Lake Campground is expected to open in June 2018
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.
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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Boating - Non-Motorized

The gravel ramp at the Gold Lake Day Use Area near the dam is available for handlauching small water craft.

Boating - Motorized

Gold Lake Boat Launching Facility has a free paved two lane ramp, loading dock, parking, restrooms and solar lighting.

Tahoe National Forest also have Lakes Basin boating facilities available.



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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