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.

Visit Klamath National Forest


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.

Be a part of the Siskiyou County Resource Advisory Committee!

The Klamath National Forest is seeking members to serve on the Siskiyou County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC). The RAC is a local advisory committee that recommends projects for funding to federal land managers, which will benefit resources on public lands. The 15-member committee represents a cross section of county communities, industries, schools, environmentalists, and local government. RAC members solicit, review, and recommend projects that meet the following objectives: improve maintenance of existing infrastructure, implement stewardship objectives that enhance forest ecosystems, restore and improve land health and water quality, and create additional employment opportunities.

Learn more



  • Fire Danger 

    Smokey Bear standing next to a moderate fire danger sign.

    The fire danger rating is MODERATE.

  • Firewood Cutting

    A placeholder image

    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

    A placeholder image

    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.



  • Butte Valley National Grassland

    A placeholder image

    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.