Klamath National Forest and Butte Valley National Grassland
A Northern California Adventure
The Klamath National Forest & Butte Valley National Grassland cover 1,700,000 acres in Northern California and Southern Oregon. The forest includes the Klamath National Wild & Scenic River and several wilderness, botanical, and geologic areas.
State Route 96 is reduced to one lane of traffic, 17 miles west of Happy Camp, due to an multiple rocklide. There is no detour available, so motorists should expect delays. For up-to-date roadway information, please use QuickMap.dot.ca.gov.
The fire danger rating is MODERATE.
Cutting firewood for personal use is a popular pastime for many people who live near the Klamath National Forest. Make sure you have a permit and "Know Before You Go."
Campgrounds and Trailheads
With nearly one million acres for your enjoyment, relaxation, and exploration, you can experience the solitude of the wilderness or enjoy camping near others in developed campgrounds.
Wildfire Crisis Strategy Landscapes
In January 2022, the Forest Service launched a robust, 10-year strategy to address the wildfire crisis in the places where it poses the most immediate threats to communities. The strategy, called “Confronting the Wildfire Crisis: A Strategy for Protecting Communities and Improving Resilience in America’s Forests,” (leer en español) combines a historic investment of congressional funding with years of scientific research and planning into a national effort that will dramatically increase the scale and pace of forest health treatments over the next decade. Through the strategy, the agency will work with states, Tribes and other partners to addresses wildfire risks to critical infrastructure, protect communities, and make forests more resilient.
Butte Valley National Grassland
Butte Valley National Grassland occurs in a scenic basin within the southern Cascade Range, located in northern California. The National Grassland is 18,425 acres in size and is the only national grassland in California.