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Lakes Basin Campground


Lakes Basin Campground (6,445 feet) is situated in the ruins of an old mining community. Some of the old stonework still exists, including steps leading into a deep pool of Gray Eagle Creek. This campground is within easy reach of many trailheads. The campground also offers a tent only group campsite by reservation only.


Facilities

The single loop campground offers family campsites and one group tent-only site. One double-family site is also available. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. All sites have fire rings with grills and picnic tables.

Nearby attractions

Visiting Plumas Eureka State Park is a worthy side trip. About 18 miles from the campground, this historic site offers a gift shop, visitor center, walking tour and information about local mining history. Mills Peak Fire Lookout provides a panoramic view of Sierra Peaks and Mohawk Valley. Visit the Red Fir Interpretive Trail along the way. Frazier Falls Trail is best viewed in the Spring. This is a 1 mile paved accessible trail to an overview across from the falls. The Sierra Buttes and its lookout overlook the southern end of Lakes Basin in Tahoe National Forest. Gold Lake Boat Launch Facility has a two lane ramp, loading dock and day use area. A hand launch gravel ramp suitable for launching small water craft is located at Gold Lake Dam Day Use Area.

Natural feaures

The area was formed by glaciers and is characterized by breathtaking mountain scenery--most notably the craggy peaks of the Sierra Buttes and over 20 natural glacial lakes, most of which are accessible by well-maintained hiking trails. The campground sits among fir and aspen trees along Gray Eagle Creek. Mt. Elwell towers to the west.

Recreation

Gold Lakes Basin offers a variety of recreational activities including boating, fishing and hiking. A network of over 30 miles of maintained trails branch out across the area, and the Pacific Crest trail can be easily reached from the trail system. Many of the trails are open to hiking, biking and horseback riding, including the 1-mile Grassy Lakes Trail, accessible from the campground. At nearby Gold Lake, where a boat ramp is provided, visitors enjoy convenient access to boating and fishing. Once on the water, anglers won't have any trouble trolling for brown and rainbow trout and Mackinaws in the cool, clear waters.


Driving directions to Lakes Basin Campground

In Graeagle, CA, at the intersection of State Rt. 89 and Forest Rt. 24 (Gold Lakes directional sign), turn onto Rt. 24 and go 6.9 miles to campground sign. Turn right onto the single-lane road and proceed 0.3 miles. The campground will be on the right.

Location and contact info

Gold Lake Road, CA

For campground inquires, please call:CAMPGROUND/CAMPSITE STATUS CALL (530) 832-1076

Lakes Basin Campground details

  • Checkin time: 2:00 PM
  • Checkout time: 2:00 PM
  • Max num of people: 6
  • Max num of vehicles: 2
  • Max vehicle length: 25
  • Pets allowed
Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

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Amenities at Lakes Basin Campground

  • other

    Shade

  • supplies

    Picnic table

    Grills/Fire ring


Activities at Lakes Basin Campground

Camping

Hiking

Picnicking

Boating

Fishing

Swimming site

Off road vehicle trails

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Birding


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