About Gold Lake Campground
Gold Lake Campground is located in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area. Located nine miles southwest of Graeagle, California, this recreation area has special geological features. There is breathtaking scenery and over 20 small lakes nearby, most of which are accessible by hiking trails. This area provides a multitude of recreational activities including camping, fishing, boating, hunting, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, hiking, backpacking, swimming, windsurfing and nature study. In the winter visitors can snowmobile, cross-couintry ski and snowshoe. This campground is located along the shores of Gold Lake at an elevation of 6400 feet. This campground has 37 sites with tables, fire rings, food lockers and toilet facilities. Garbage service is provided. There is no water.
USDA Forest Service
Gold Lake Campground is located in Plumas National Forest in California
Take Highway 89 southeast from Graegle, California for two miles. Proceed south on Gold Lake Highway for 10 miles to Gold Lake.
2 Reviews of Gold Lake Campground
Most campsites are right by the lake which is great. 1st come 1st serve. The roads have not been kept up at all though in the campground so you may want to find another spot if you have a small car. The one problem with being right by the lake is all the bugs!!!!
First to Review
Gold Lake is a gem with spectacular views all around you. The sites are not available for reservations so you will need to get there mid week to get a prime spot. Sites 17-24 are my favorite with beautiful views of the lake. Dogs are allowed as long as they are on a leash. There are great trails to hike all over Lakes Basin with spectacular views of many different lakes. There are also an off-road vehicle campsites. Gold Lake itself is one of the largest in the Basin that allows motorized boats. I would highly recommend this lake for kayakers and hikers, during off season it is extremely peaceful.