Goose Lake State Recreation Area is a cool, shady destination teeming with wildlife on the Oregon-California border. Its grassy expanses make it an inviting place to camp.
The campground sits on the banks of Goose Lake, a large, seasonal lakebed that typically gets some water in spring. The park’s remote location makes camping reservations unnecessary. The Lake County railroad, which crosses the park, runs mid-day to the main line in Alturas, California.
Seasonal Camping (May through September)
Yes, firewood bundles are available for purchase for $5/bundle from 4pm-8pm at the woodshed.
Yes, ice is available for purchase for $3/bag at the woodshed.
Change is available from an on-duty park host. Checks payable to OPRD, visa/mastercard accepted.
No, Goose Lake State Recreation Area campground is first come, first served.
Yes, pets are welcome at the park on a leash no longer than 6ft.
Ask a Park Ranger or Park host about the off-leash area in the park. The off-leash area is located west of the railroad tracks. If you are outside that area leashes are required for your pets safety.
Special events are often accomodated within Oregon State Parks. Certain events may require a special use permit, please call 541-783-2471x24 to ask about your event.
Purchased in 1966.