Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger District

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Happy Camp lies at the heart of recreation in northern California. River rafting, gold panning, wilderness hiking and scenic driving are all popular activities in the summer. Spring and fall offer the best weather and lower fire danger. Winter snowshoeing and cross country skiing can provide opportunities unmatched for solitude.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: District Office and Visitor Center open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Fees No fee
Open Season: January
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Dogs on leash only.
Closest Towns: Happy Camp
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From I-5, west on Hwy 96 approx. 63 miles to Happy Camp. The Office is located at 63822 Hwy 96 in the heart of Happy Camp. Look for the Smokey Bear sign.



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Camping & Cabins

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Outdoor Learning

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Scenic Driving

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Water Activities

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Winter Sports

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