The Klamath National Forest is located in the northwestern part of California.
Where is this Forest?


Cover page of the 2014 Klamath National Forest Fire Season Review


Westside Fire Recovery Project Information


Rugged mountains of the Marble Mountain Wilderness

The Klamath National Forest encompasses nearly 1.7 million acres of land straddling the California and Oregon border.  The Forest is divided into two sections separated by the Shasta Valley and the I-5 corridor.  In the mountains to the west, the terrain is steep and rugged. The east-side has the relatively gentler, rolling terrain of volcanic origin.  With elevations ranging from 450 to 8,900 feet above sea level, the Klamath National Forest is one of America’s most biologically diverse regions. It is situated in a transitional region between the hotter and drier areas to the south and the colder, wetter climate to the north.

The U.S. Forest Service now offers access to a variety of visitor maps for people using Android and iOS devices.

map and pin graphic that links to Avenza App PageThe PDF Maps Mobile App, developed by Avenza Systems Inc., is available as a free download from iTunes and the Android Play Store. The app provides access to Forest Service maps, such as motor-vehicle-use maps, which are free while pages from national forest atlases are 99 cents and forest visitor maps are $4.99. Prices are pending for other agency maps. 

Motorized Travel Management Information


Local firefighters assist Canada in wildland fire suppression efforts

Fire Crews getting ready to board an airplane that will take them to Canada

On Saturday July 11, 2015 a wildland fire suppression crew comprised of firefighters from the Klamath National Forest travelled to Alberta, Canada to assist with fire suppression operations. Canada is experiencing an intense fire season and has requested wildland firefighting assistance from the U.S.

Celebrating Pollinators and Wildflowers Walk Scheduled for July 19, 2015

Join botanists and biologists for a day of learning about local species that play an important role in pollination.  Butterfly experts Rob Fernau, and Stan Carlson, and bee expert Robbin Thorp will assist in the search for rare and common species.  The wildflowers in the meadows will afford opportunities to learn the plants too!

Pollinators, (including birds) and native plants will be observed by meandering through the meadows with short walks from vehicles.  Guest speakers will discuss pollinator life histories, the state of pollinators in our area, and things that you can do to help conserve these important species. 

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Evacuation Contingency Plan and Map

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California National Forest Maps are Mobile

There’s a new, more convenient way to view National Forest maps


Klamath River Recreation Interactive Map

Recreation Information using Google Earth now available

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