LAKES BASIN, CA

Lakes Basin Campground is located in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area, 9 miles southwest of Graegle, California. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing and hiking at Gold Lake, just 2 miles away.The area was formed by glaciers and is characterized by breathtaking mountain scenery--most notably...
Status: Open through Tue Sep 30 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Some sites are available on a first-come, first serve basis.
  • Caution: bears, raccoons, etc. frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • No RVs on sites 1 (group site), 10, 13 and 22; one vehicle only in sites 10 and 22
  • A fee of $2/pet/day will be collected at the campground
  • Water spigots are shared between sites
  • Walk-in sites available year round (weather permitting)
  • After mid-September there is dry camping only
  • Click here for more information on the Plumas National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.
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FAM STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 30 Back-In
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FAM TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 6 0
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FAM STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 30 Back-In
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FAM STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 25 Back-In
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FAM STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 25 Back-In
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FAM TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 6 0
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LAKE GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC 25 Accessible 0
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MULT STANDARD NONELECTRIC 12 25 Back-In
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Nonspecific+ MANAGEMENT 6 Accessible 25 Back-In
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FAM STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible 25 Back-In
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Lakes Basin Campground is located in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area, 9 miles southwest of Graegle, California. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing and hiking at Gold Lake, just 2 miles away.

Natural Features:

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 at an elevation of 6,400 feet among fir and aspen trees in a field of granite boulders.

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.

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:

The Plumas Eureka State Park is a popular side trip about 18 miles from the campground. This historic site offers a glimpse of the gold rush era with a museum and visitor center, stamp mills, a stable and blacksmith shop and the Moriarty House, a miner's residence. The park also offers hiking, fishing and winter skiing opportunities.

Booking Window

GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC

Wed Sep 24 2014 - Sun Sep 20 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

MANAGEMENT

Wed Sep 24 2014 - Fri Mar 20 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Wed Sep 24 2014 - Fri Mar 20 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

Wed Sep 24 2014 - Fri Mar 20 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Wed Sep 03 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Walk In Fri May 01 2015 Sun May 31 2015
Peak Mon Jun 01 2015 Wed Sep 02 2015
Walk In Thu Sep 03 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Day Use Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Group Camping
  • Picnic Area
  • RV sites
  • Tent sites
  • Trash Collection
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Swimming
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Walk In Season
Sep 03 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $19.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $19.00-$38.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $75.00
Walk In Season
May 01 2015 -
May 31 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $19.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $19.00-$38.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $75.00
Peak Season
Jun 01 2015 -
Sep 02 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $19.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $19.00-$38.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $75.00
Walk In Season
Sep 03 2015 -
Sep 30 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $19.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $19.00-$38.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $75.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.66667, -120.65778
39°40'0"N, 120°39'28"W

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.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

LAKES BASIN
CA 96122
Portola  CA  PO Box 626

Phone Number:

Project Office: (530)836-2575