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!!!!
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.