NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Tourism Recreation & Hospitality Council

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.

Cabins/Cottages/Resorts

Elwell Lakes Lodge
Gold Lake Road
Lakes Basin

(530) 836-2347
http://www.lakesbasin.com


Hike out your back door
10 cabins, seasonal, kitchens, laundry,
min stay in season, nonsmoking.

Average rates $633 to $1190/week

Gold Lake Beach Resort
Gold Lake Road
Lakes Basin

(530) 836-2491


12 cabins,
Modified American Plan,
seasonal, pets ok, restaurant, picnic area
Rates vary

Gold Lake Lodge
7000 Gold Lake Road
Lakes Basin

(530) 836-2350
http://www.goldlakelodge.com


Direct access to miles of trails to high mountain lakes.
12 cabins, all meals included, restaurant,
seasonal, laundry,
minimum stay in season,
nonsmoking, picnic area, credit cards ok.

Average rates $86 to $319/night 

Packer Lake Lodge
Packer Lake Road
Lakes Basin

(530) 862-1221
http://www.packerlakelodge.com


14 cabins, restaurant,
seasonal, pets ok, picnic area,
credit cards ok, min stay in season,
accessible. Some fireplaces.

Average rates $110/night to $1530/week

Salmon Lake Lodge
Gold Lake Road
Lakes Basin

(530) 852-0874
http://www.salmonlake.net/cabins.htm


14 cabins, Seasonal, pets ok,
kitchens, fireplace, laundry,
boat ramp, min stay in season.

Average rates $700 to $2200/week

Sardine Lake Resort
Off Gold Lake Road
Lakes Basin

(530) 862-1196
http://www.sardinelakeresort.com/


At the base of the Sierra Buttes,

9 cabins, restaurant, seasonal,
pets ok, picnic area, boat ramp, boat rental,
credit cards ok, min stay in season, internet.

Prices vary

Pet Friendly

Gold Lake Beach Resort
Gold Lake Road
Lakes Basin

(530) 836-2491


12 cabins,
Modified American Plan,
seasonal, pets ok, restaurant, picnic area
Rates vary

Packer Lake Lodge
Packer Lake Road
Lakes Basin

(530) 862-1221
http://www.packerlakelodge.com


14 cabins, restaurant,
seasonal, pets ok, picnic area,
credit cards ok, min stay in season,
accessible. Some fireplaces.

Average rates $110/night to $1530/week

Salmon Lake Lodge
Gold Lake Road
Lakes Basin

(530) 852-0874
http://www.salmonlake.net/cabins.htm


14 cabins, Seasonal, pets ok,
kitchens, fireplace, laundry,
boat ramp, min stay in season.

Average rates $700 to $2200/week

Sardine Lake Resort
Off Gold Lake Road
Lakes Basin

(530) 862-1196
http://www.sardinelakeresort.com/


At the base of the Sierra Buttes,

9 cabins, restaurant, seasonal,
pets ok, picnic area, boat ramp, boat rental,
credit cards ok, min stay in season, internet.

Prices vary

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