Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

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: As of May 10, 2021, Gold Lake Highway is open. Opening of this campground has been pushed back until Friday May 21st. The delay is a result of limited access to mitigate hazardous trees and other safety issues. Reservation holders impacted by this delay will be refunded. Always check for alerts and notices at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/plumas/alerts-notices
Operational Hours: The 2021 season for this Campground is from May 7th to October 17, 2021 weather permitting. Always check for alerts and notices at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/plumas/alerts-notices
Reservations: Gold Lake Campground is expected to have 30% of its campsites available for reservation during the 2021 season. Once this new feature starts, campsites may be reserved online at www.recreation.gov  or by calling 1-877-444-6777. At this time a campsite map is not available on the recreation.gov website. Please call the Beckwourth Ranger District office at 530-836-2575 if campsite location information is required.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees   Outdoors in Plumas is our new management company. Fee information is available at https://www.outdoorsinplumas.com/  Call the Beckwourth Ranger District for information.
  • Senior and Access passes are honored for single campsites only
  • Senior and Access passes are honored for single campsites only
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions:
  • 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 - http://www.fs.fed.us/passespermits/senior.shtml Access Pass - http://www.fs.fed.us/passespermits/access.shtml
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 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

General Information

Accessibility:

Accessible toilet building near site #6


Directions:

Take Highway 89 southeast from Graegle, California for two miles.  Proceed south on Gold Lake Highway for 10 miles to Gold Lake. 

 

Parking:

Second vehicles at the campsite will be charged a fee


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Amenities

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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Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.67972

  Longitude : 
-120.64612

  Elevation : 
6,400 ft - 6,400 ft

 



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