By far one of the most scenic lakes regions in California, Gold Lake is part of the Lakes Basin Recreation Area. Plenty fishing, camping & hiking trails in this part of the forest. It's essentially the Northern Sierra or Gold Country North, since Historic Hwy 49 ends nearby. Gold Lake Road is closed in winter, but the snowmobiles have access. Cross country skiing & snow shoeing are also great here.
terrain: 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.
description: 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.