Q. Ferry Point River Access

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Ferry Point River Access will close from July 31 through August 10 to provide for public safety and privacy for tribal activities.

The 1/2 mile graded gravel road off Hwy 96 to the gravel bar will accommodate self-contained RV's for dispersed camping. There is a gravel road to the water's edge, permanent toilets and ample parking at Ferry Point River Access. In the 1850's this area was a thriving little town with a hotel, dance hall, ferry, store and school. Pack trains came through here from the coast on their way to Scott Valley and Happy Camp.

At a Glance

Fees No fee
Permit Info: A current California Campfire Permit is required to use a camp stove, barbecue or have a campfire outside of developed areas. Local fire restrictions supersede the campfire permit. Inquire at the Ranger Station before having a fire.
Open Season: January
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Area subject to closure during Karuk Tribal Ceremonies each summer. See list of dates and restrictions.           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, fish guts and dog droppings with you when you leave. Dogs on leash only. Camping limit 14 days.
Closest Towns: Happy Camp 12 miles
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

From Happy Camp west on Hwy 96 approx. 12 miles to the access on the left. Graded gravel road is approx. 1/2 mile to the water's edge.


Parking:

Ample parking.


Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Dispersed Camping

The 1/2 mile graded gravel road off Hwy 96 to the gravel bar will accommodate self-contained RV's for dispersed camping. There is a gravel road to the water's edge, permanent toilets and ample parking at Ferry Point River Access. There is a 14 day limit here for dispersed camping.

Fees: No fee
Usage: Please choose a camping spot where you will leave a minimal impact. Always plan ahead for accumulation and storage of your garbage and take it with you when you leave. Never burn or bury garbage in the forest. Likewise, it is your responsibility to manage human waste. There are many commercial products on the market to deal with human waste. If you must bury it, be sure to dig a hole at least 6 inches or more down into soil and stay at least 100 feet away from any river, lake, stream, spring or trail. Never bury toilet paper or sanitary products. Animals will dig it up and scatter it around the area.

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Water Activities

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