Welcome to the Lakes Basin Recreation Area of Plumas County, California. South of Graeagle, the Lakes Basin Recreation Area contains dozens of great fishing lakes, most of them accessible by hiking and horse trails. Gold Lake, the largest, has a boat landing and nearby camping. A number of quaint lakeside lodges in the area offer rustic accommodations and fine dining. Formed by glaciers and filled with remnants of the gold rush, the Lakes Basin area offers pristine camping, hiking and mountain biking.
The Gold Lake Highway through the Lakes Basin area is not plowed during the
winter, making it a popular playground for
snowmobilers and cross-country
skiers. Click here for a map of the
Basin Recreation Area
Due to construction upgrades, the Gold Lake Boat Launch facility and attached parking area in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area of the Plumas National Forest will be temporarily closed from July 5 to December 31, 2016.
During the closure, the facility will be significantly improved. Upgrades will include expanded and repaved parking, repaired gangways and new solar lighting. For more information please contact the Beckwourth Ranger District at (530) 836-2575, or visit the Plumas National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/main/plumas/home.
Gold Lake Lodge Restaurant
7000 Gold Lake Road
Gold Lake Rd,
7 Miles S. of Graeagle
8-9:30am, 5:30pm and 7:30pm seatings
American, family style, seafood,
prime rib, pizza, pasta
Dinner reservations appreciated
Packer Lake Lodge Restaurant
Packer Lake Road
20 Mi Southwest of Graeagle
8-10am, 12-2pm, 6-8:30pm
Sunday brunch 9am-12pm
Steaks, ribs, fish, chicken.
Sardine Lake Restaurant
Off Gold Lake Road
15 Miles South of Graeagle
6 or 8 pm seatings
Closed Mon Tue
American, daily specials, fish, chicken,
ribs, prime rib on Saturday
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