Document and Entity Information
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]  
Document Type 40-F
Amendment Flag false
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2017
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY
Entity Registrant Name GOLD RESERVE INC.
Entity Central Index Key 0001072725
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 99,395,048
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes