Lakes Basin


Big Bear Lake

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 Lakes Basin Recreation Area.

 

 

The Gold Lake Boat Launch Facility has recently been repaired and upgraded. It has a two lane boat ramp with floating dock, expanded parking, day use area, solar lighting, vault toilets and trash pickup.

There is also a small launch area at the dam for hand launching of small craft. This launch has a gravel launch area, day use area, and vault toilet available.

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.

  • Camping

  • Berger Campground
    http://www.recreation.gov


    Tahoe National Forest

    2 miles west of Gold Lake Highway on Packer Lake Road
    10 sites, small trailers only, purify stream water before use, vault toilets,

    Can reserve online

    or call 877-444-6777

    $17/night/campsite
    $5/extra vehicle

  • Diablo Campground
    http://www.recreation.gov


    Tahoe National Forest

    1 1/2 miles west of Gold Lake Highway on Packer Lake Road
    18 sites, trailers ok, purify stream water before use, vault toilets,

    Can reserve online

    or call 877-444-6777

    $17/night/campsite
    $5/extra vehicle

  • Gold Lake 4X4 Campground

    Plumas National Forest
    10 miles S. of Hwy 49 off Gold Lake Rd
    4 wheel drive vehicle required
    16 sites, vault toilets, no piped water. 6 persons per campsite, 2 vehicles per campsite.
    No fee  No reservations

  • Gold Lake Campground

    Plumas National Forest

    37 sites, tents and Rv's, vault toilets, no tables, no water, boat ramp.
    6 persons per site, 2 vehicles per site,
    Self service fee $10/night
    No reservations

  • Goose Lake Campground

    Plumas National Forest
    14 sites, tents only, vault toilets, no water, no tables, 6 persons per campsite, 2 vehicles per campsite self service $10 fee
    No reservations

  • Haven Lake Campground

    Plumas National Forest
    4 sites, tents only, vault toilets, no water, no tables, 6 persons per campsite, 2 vehicles per campsite
    self service $5 fee
    No reservations

  • Lakes Basin Campground
    http://www.recreation.gov

    Plumas National Forest

    Open until 9/30/16
    8 miles south of Graeagle on Gold Lake Road off Highway 89
    tents and RV's, 23 family sites, (4 accessible), vault toilets, piped water, 6 persons per campsite, 2 vehicles per campsite
    $23/night single campsite
    $38/night double campsite
    $2/night/pet

    Reserve online or call 877-444-6777

  • Lakes Basin Group Camp
    http://www.recreation.gov

    Plumas National Forest
    8 miles south of Graeagle on Gold Lake Road off Highway 89
    one group site, tents only, 25 people maximum,
    $80/night for 25 people max
    $2/night/pet
    Must reserve

  • Packsaddle Campground

    Tahoe National Forest
    2 1/2 miles west of Gold Lake Highway on Packer Lake Road
    20 sites, trailers ok, purify stream water before use, vault toilets, horses welcome, corrals for livestock,

    Can reserve online

    or call 877-444-6777

    $21/night/campsite
    $5/extra vehicle

  • Salmon Creek Campground
    http://www.recreation.gov

    Tahoe National Forest
    2 miles north of Bassett's on Gold Lake Highway near Salmon Creek
    32 sites, trailers ok, piped water, vault toilets,

    To reserve a US Forest Service Campground, call 877-444-6777
    or go to www.recreation.gov

    $21/night/campsite
    $5/extra vehicle

  • Sardine Campground
    http://www.recreation.gov

    Tahoe National Forest
    1/2 mile southwest of Gold Lake Highway on Sardine Lake Road
    23 sites, trailers ok, piped water, vault toilets, Swimming at nearby Sand Pond. Boat rentals at Sardine Lake Resort.

    Can reserve online

    or call 877-444-6777

    $21/night/campsite
    $5/extra vehicle

  • Snag Lake Campground

    Tahoe National Forest
    5 miles north of Bassett's on Gold Lake Road adjacent to Snag Lake
    No fee, 12 sites, small trailers only, purify lake water before use, vault toilets, No reservations


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