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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What campsites are lakefront sites?
A: Campsites 18, 19, 20, 26, 36, 37 all have direct lake access. All these campsites can be reserved except site 18. Lake access for all other campers can be reached by two lake-front access paths; one is across the road from site 25 and the other is between the western-most outhouse and site 20.
Q: How do I reserve a campsite?
A: Sites can be reserved by calling the USFS national reservation system at 877-444-6777 OR by going to www.Recreation.gov. If going through the website, first visit www.recration.gov. Next, type in the search bar, "Flour Lake Campground." Click on the result, "Flour Lake". Reservations can be made from the "Facility Map" and "Site List" tabs by clicking on individual sites. By accessing sites through the “Site List” tab, you are given the ability to see multiple photos of each campsite.
Q: What campsites can be reserved?
A: All campsites can be reserved except sites #1, #6, #9, #10, #15, #18, #21, #22, #27, and #35. Campsites that cannot be reserved will have a “W” for “Walk-in” under every date in the season (on the www.recreation.gov website). Please note: for vacancy information on walk-in campsites, you must contact Golden Eagle Lodge directly as that information is not online.
Q: What is the reservation window?
A: Reservations can be made with an arrival date no earlier than 4 days from the current date. For example: If today is June 20th, you could not reserve a campsite with an arrival date before June 24th.
Q: Can I camp in a reservable site without a reservation?
A: Yes! Just be aware that a reservation could displace you if you plan on camping in that reservable site for more than 4 days. With reference to the immediate question above, you are always guaranteed an open campsite for up to 4 days due to the reservation window, provided there is not a reservation already posted to the campsite. Golden Eagle Lodge updates campground reservation postings at individual campsites daily.
Q: Why do some campsites always appear to be full on www.recreation.gov?
A: Vacancy information is only posted for the reservable campsites. Walk-in campsites will be marked with a "W" for every day of the season, whether they are full or not.
Q: Do I have to have a reservation?
A: No! There are several sites that are walk-in only and therefore cannot be reserved. If you are concerned or curious about availability of these sites, call Golden Eagle Lodge and we can tell you what we expect for occupancy during any given dates. The closer your arrival date to the current date, the more accurate the information we can give you.
Q: Do you have photos of the campsites?
A: Yes! There are around a total of 150 photos available on the www.recreation.gov website. Refer to question #2 above to find them. Each campsite has between 3 and 6 photos pertaining to that particular site.
Q: I have more than one vehicle, can I pay for it online with my reservation?
A: At this time, there is not a way to pay for extra vehicles when making a reservation. Only one vehicle is included in the base rate. If you have more than one vehicle (you do not have to pay for towed vehicles), you must pay for it when you arrive at the campground by filling out an envelope and dropping it in the drop box. The extra vehicle fee is $10/night per extra vehicle. For motorcycles, two motorcycles count as one vehicle; in the case of the quantity of motorcycles totaling to an odd number, that number is then rounded up.