Snag Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Snag Lake Campground is located five miles north of Bassetts on the Gold Lake Road adjacent to Snag Lake. There are 12 undesignated campsites with space for small trailer use- vault toilets and lake water source, purify before drinking. This area offers an abundance of beautiful high mountain lakes with a variety of accessibility along with scenic rugged geological features of granitic ridges and glacially serrated rock outcroppings.

At a Glance

Reservations: No
Usage: Light
Best Season: Spring
Busiest Season: June - August
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

General Notes:

Space for small trailer use
hand-off boat launching only


From Hwy 49 at Sierra City: Drive 4 1/2 miles to Bassett's Station. Turn left on Gold Lake Hwy. Continue for 5 miles to Snag Lake Campground.

From 89 N to 49 N: Drive 13 miles west to Bassett's Station. Turn right on Gold Lake Hwy. Continue for 5 miles to Snag Lake Campground.

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites12 single site(s)
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Accessible sitesNone
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