Gold Lake Day Use Area


Gold Lake is a popular spot in both summer and winter. Although motors are not allowed on this small lake (100 acres, 25 feet deep), rafts and rowboats provide excellent fishing access. A primitive log shelter built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the early 1940's provides a dry picnic area or overnight protection for cross country skiers.

In the spring and summer, this area abounds with wildflowers and huckleberries. The Gold Lake Bog is another special attraction where one can often see deer, elk and other smaller wildlife.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees No Fee
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Oakridge and Crescent Lake Junction
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information


28 miles east of Oakridge

From Oakridge, follow Hwy 58 east for 28 miles to Gold Lake Road (FS road 500). Follow Gold Lake Road for 2 miles to Gold Lake Campground.

General Notes:
  • Garbage containers, recycle center, fire rings, log shelter, boat launch

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Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.

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Picnic tables
Drinking water Well water/hand pump
Toilets Vault
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4800 feet