Norcross Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Norcross campground is temporarily closed due to fires in the area.

Completely destroyed in the Panther Fire in 2008, Norcross Campground and Horse Camp has been rebuilt and reopened late in the season in 2009. The refurbished campground has 4 large horse corrals, plenty of horse trailer parking, new campsites and restrooms. Water is available for horses but not for human consumption. There are two main trails out of Norcross heading into the Marble Mountain Wilderness; the Elk Creek Trail and the Kelsey National Recreation Trail along Bear Creek to Bear Valley and Bear Lake. The Elk Creek Trail can be ridden or hiked as 4 different loops with a variety of destinations and mountain lakes.

At a Glance

Rentals & Guides: For a list of outfitters and guides permitted by the US Forest Service to operate on the Klamath National Forest click here.
Fees No fee
Open Season: May
Usage: Light
Busiest Season: July-August
Restrictions: Do not tie horses to trees, living or dead. Do not tie horses to corral rails or posts. Keep horses away from the creek. Avoid damage to creek bank. Carry water to horses in corrals. Water and garbage service are not provided. Bring enough water for drinking, cooking and washing as well as extra water to drown campfires each day. Please take all trash, garbage and dog droppings with you when you leave. Dogs on leash only. Camping limit 14 days.
Closest Towns: Happy Camp 14 miles
Water: Horses only, Not for Drinking
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

From Happy Camp south on Forest Road 16N05 (locally known as Elk Creek Rd) approx 14 miles to the campground. Portions of the road are improved gravel. Brown Forest Service signs direct the way.


Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Reconstructed after the Panther Fire. Great new facilities

General Info:

Parking:

Day Use and picnicking are permitted at the Norcross Campground. There is no fee for Day Use. Please use the Day Use parking whenever possible to allow campsites to remain available for campers.


Safety Information:

This is Bear Country. All food must be secured overnight and when not attended. Always keep a clean camp and do not feed animals, squirrels and rodents.


Permits & Regulations:

Water and garbage service are not provided. Bring enough water for drinking, cooking and washing as well as extra water to drown campfires each day. Please take all trash, garbage and dog droppings with you when you leave. Dogs on leash only. Please clean up after your dog. Camping limit 14 days.


Reservation InfoReservations not available. All sites are first come, first served.
Fire InformationCampfires permitted in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
No. of Sites4
No. of Accessible sitesNone
Fees: no fee

RV Camping

Reconstructed after the Panther Fire. Great new facilities.  All 4 campsites can accommodate RVs and trailers.  No amenities.  No water.

Hookup - WaterNo
Fire InformationCampfires permitted in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
Reservation InfoReservations not accepted.  All sites are first come, first served.
Vechicle ClearanceWatch overhead for low hanging branches
No. of Sites4
No. of Accessible sitesNone
Dump StationsNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Pavement Type for ParkingGravel
Hookup - SewerNo
Fees: No fee

Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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Water Activities

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