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A Notice To All USDA Forest Service Visitors

July 30, 2020 - All Klamath National Forest offices and facilities are currently open virtually only. Please call the Visitor Information staff at your local office for assistance.

As of Saturday, August 1, 2020, additional campgrounds are open for public use. In some areas, services continue to be limited. Restrooms, water, and trash may be unavailable. Social distancing measures are required in all developed recreation areas and on trails. If your first choice for camping or recreating is crowded, have a Plan B, C, or D and visit a less busy area. We continue to recommend visitors recreate close to home.  Plan ahead by checking the Recreation information specific to each site on this website.  A list of open recreation sites 8/1 - 8/14/2020 is available here.

Please! Only use fire safely

Fire restrictions are in place from May 30 through November 1, 2020. Know the current fire danger levels and fire restrictions, obtain your Calfornia Campfire Permit online and follow the guidelines for using a campfire, stove, or BBQ safely. Always be sure your fire is completely out before stepping away! Click for current fire restrictions information.


Popular Recreation Activities

Hiking Camping Winter sports. Fishing Water Activites

We have lots more information about recreation opportunities across the forest!

Motorized Travel Management Information

Siskiyou County Tree Mortality Task Force

The task force aims to carry out a proactive tree mortality program including federal, state, local, public and private entities to promote and initiate processes and projects to decrease the impacts of tree mortality throughout Siskiyou County.

Recent News


Pollinator Demonstration Garden at Headquarters

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Pollinators, essential to maintaining human food sources as well as food for most other animals and plants, are under stress.  Many pollinator populations are in decline, primarily because of loss of nesting and feeding habitats.

At the Klamath National Forest Headquarters, a small garden demonstrates how it is possible to help local pollinators.  The garden designed specifically to be a waystation for migrating monarchs has several local plants beneficial for our local pollinators.

Learn more about our garden and how you can develop your garden to support pollinators.

Be Bear Aware on the Klamath

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Black bears are common on the Klamath National Forest.  To enjoy your visit safely, be sure to take home trash, garbage, and anything that could smell interesting to a bear (gum, toothpaste, soap)  Pack it In/Pack it Out.  Dispose of trash at home, not in the forest where it can become a focus for bears looking for food.  The bears (and you) will be healthier and safer if the bears eat their natural food in the forest.

There are easy things you can do while enjoying your national public lands to protect yourself and bears from harmful encounters. This brochure should help get you started (download brochure .pdf file)

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Working Together for a Safer, Healthier Forest

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The Craggy Vegetation Management Project was developed to improve fire resiliency by reducing fuels and stand density in strategic areas. See the full story here.

Forest Service Releases Bioregional Assessment of NW Forests

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The NW regions of the Forest Service collaboratively developed and released a Bioregional Assessment of the current ecological, social and economic conditions on NW national forests.


Every Kid Outdoors!

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4th Graders get a free pass! Every Kid Outdoors connects families to public lands.


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InciWeb is an interagency website that provides 'one-stop shopping' for incident information.

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Please Do Your Part

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