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. 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: This campground is open with restrictions due to Forest Orders. The Plumas National Forest is partially reopening at 8:00 am, Saturday, September 19, 2020 after nearly two weeks of unprecedented, emergency closures due to California wildfires and wildfire risk. All National Forest System lands are under Regional Forest Order 20-14. That order was placed to prevent wildfire ignition sources on Forest System Lands. The ban includes building, attending or using a fire, campfire, stove and smoking. The Regional Forest Order identifies those who are exempt from the order. The Regional Forest Order is dated to end midnight, September 24, 2020.  Plumas National Forest in addition has placed Forest Order 05-11-00-20-19. That order places a prohibition on all camping except in specified developed campgrounds. This Forest Order is dated to end midnight of October 31,2020
Reservations: Reservations are not available for the campground
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees Outdoors in Plumas is our new management company. Call the Beckwourth Ranger District at 530-836-2575 for information.
  • $20 for single site
  • $8 for second vehicle
  • 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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