Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Goose Lake Campground has 13 campsites that include table, fire ring, food locker, vault toilets and parking. Access to some campsites is via rough unpaved road. Some of the features of this area include breathtaking scenery and over 20 scenic lakes to hike, bike or horse ride to.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: As of December 1, 2020 snow has closed Gold Lake Highway at the staging area. The county usually clears the highway in May.
Reservations: Reservations are not available
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets,Parking
  • $10.00 per campsite  Fees from mid-May through September
  • This campground is included in a new facilities prospectus. This may result in its management by the company winning the bid. This is expected to increase fees for the 2020 season. For more information call the Beckwourth Ranger Distrcit at 530-836-2575.
Open Season: June
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
  • 14 day camping limit
  • 6 people per campsite
  • 2 vehicles per campsite 
Closest Towns: Graeagle, Blairsden and Bassetts, California
Water: No water
Restroom: Vault
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


Take Highway 89 southeast from Graeagle, California for two miles. Proceed south on Gold Lake Highway for 12 miles to Goose Lake.   


Each campsite has parking.

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Camping & Cabins

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Toilets Vault toilet
Parking Parking at each site
Tent camping Tent sites available
Accessible Accessible vault toilet
Camping trailer Small trailers
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