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Gold Lake area has several big and small lakes to enjoy

I'm writing about the Gold Lake Area in general as my view (my picture) from a smaller lake about 5... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
David T
,
Grass Valley, California
beautiful lake, sunny summer day

The boat ramp is closed in 2016 due to renovations, but we were able to find another spot to launch... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2016
Robert D
,
Rocklin
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“alpine lake” (2 reviews)
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Sierra City, CA
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

I'm writing about the Gold Lake Area in general as my view (my picture) from a smaller lake about 5 miles south of Gold Lake, near the Sardine Lake Resort is taken at the edge of the "sand pond" which flows into the Sardine Lake....More

Thank David T
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The boat ramp is closed in 2016 due to renovations, but we were able to find another spot to launch our boat. It was close by, we asked at the campground. I caught 3 fish, it was a good day! We were there in the...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Great lake for families to camp, fish, boat. Need to be off the lake by late afternoon due to high winds that wip thru the canyon.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The Lakes basin recreation area is a gem. There are more than 100 lakes in the region. You can hike to all of them. Some of the best are round lake, silver lake, cub lake, little bear lake and big bear lake. There is a...More

Thank calsun99
Reviewed 13 July 2016

About 10 miles outside of Graeagle. Beautiful drive & views. One of several lakes in the Lake Basin. Clear, cold water. Many trails

Thank mmaskaly
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Drove to see but were unable to find a location to stop other than the campground designed for campers. There are 4x4 off road trails for people driving suv's

Thank ELENA Y
Reviewed 1 July 2016

One of many tiny alpine lakes in the area. Great fishing, and they have a lodge and camping. Very popular, hard to get in.

1  Thank 296ccl
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is always a pleasant stop whether you just sit for a while, have a picnic lunch, walk around the area, take some pretty pictures. The rivers and lakes are suffering from the CA drought but my brother flew his drone and had a memorable...More

Thank beachgirlRenoNV
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We have visited gold lake camping for 25 years but in last 8-10 years the secret is out and it's very busy. Arrive mid week for a good camp spot. If possible use your 4x4 to camp at the OHV campground along SW shore. If...More

2  Thank Bark M
Reviewed 21 October 2014

We honeymooned here while backpacking around the lake..in the snow. We lost the trail for awhile, then bushwacked our way back. Ran out of water and the purifier broke. But we made it, loved it and will go back again and again. Beautiful place.

Thank Nnella
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