Pristine Northern Sierra Lake; the Gold Lake region, or Lakes Basin Recreation Area is a series of small angelic snow melt lakes surrounded by granite mountain peaks. Where the Sierra Nevada granite rock meets the volcano Cascade Range.
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N of Sierra City
off Hwy 49; near Hwy 89 & 70
parks, forests, rivers & lakes:
gold lake campgrounds
Lakes Basin Campground
Gold Lake Campground
Goose Lake Campground
Haven Lake Campground
Sardine Lake Camping
Salmon Creek Camping
Sierra Campground - Hwy 49 N
Gold Lake 4x4 Campground
Berger Campground - Packer Lake
Diablo Campground - Packer Lake
Packsaddle Campground - Packer Lk
Snag Lake Campground
Located on the border of Tahoe & Plumas National Forest, with the imprssive Sierra Buttes towering over the lake landscape and the Yuba river gorge. This is northern gold country, Hwy 49.
A number of small seasonal cabin resorts dot the landscapes between creeks, pines, waterfalls, with at least 10 small crystal clear blue lakes & granite peaks as the backdrop. Summer is fishing, hiking & mountain biking; Winter cross country skiing, ice skating & snowmobile haven.