Restroom logistics for this campground are tricky according to Beckwourth District Ranger Matt Jedra, who is responsible for the area. “This campground is accessible only by four wheel drive vehicle or boat and visitors want to maintain that experience,” he said. Because it’s impossible to negotiate the rugged trail access in order to pump a vault restroom unit, the Forest’s facility engineer found a different solution in new evaporative units which will be installed in time for next season’s campers.
“Until the new units are in place, campers are utilizing the ‘pack-it-in, pack-it-out’ system which hasn’t been a problem so far,” according to Jedra. The 16 unit campground has no fees, water or garbage pickup.
Questions about the Gold Lake 4x4 Campground and other recreation opportunities in the area may be directed to the Beckwourth Ranger District, Plumas National Forest at (530) 836-2575.
Caption: Gold Lake 4x4 Campground