Oak Bottom Campground is located on a gently sloping hillside in a mixed Douglas fir and hardwood forest. It offers a peacefull environment, free from road noise and other distractions. Located near the California Salmon River, the campground is popular with whitewater enthusiasts in the spring. Many challenging rapids ranging from class 3 to 5 are a short distance away. Swimming is also popular in the summer and numerous river accesses are a short drive or walk from the campground. In the fall salmon and steelhead fishing in the Klamath River are within a 15 minute drive. The small town of Somes Bar is 2.5 miles from the campground where propane, groceries, post office and tackle are available at the store. This is not the Oak Bottom CG at Whiskeytown Reservoir.
At a Glance
Expected 2016open dates: 5/1 to 10/2, 2016.
Reservations can be made through www.recreation.gov. Reservations available 5/1-10/2, 2016
$10.00 per night for camping which includes 1 vehicle. An additional $5 fee is charged for a second vehicle.
May 1, 2016 - October 2, 2016
To reach the Oak Bottom campground, travel seven miles north on Highway 96 from the Ukonom/Orleans Ranger District Office. At the Salmon River Road turn east and travel three miles.