Tree of Heaven Campground


Area Status: Open
Bright colorful tents on green lawn under the trees at Tree of Heaven Campground

In the 1800s, Chinese immigrants lived and farmed on this stretch of flat land along the Klamath River. They sold vegetables to the miners and worked in the local mines. They imported a homeland tree called the Tree of Heaven to remind them of their native land. Today the Tree of Heaven Campground is popular for its shaded, grassy campsites, close proximity to Yreka and great access to the Klamath River.

Dogs on leash only. Please clean up after your dog. Camping limit 14 days.

This is Bear Country. All food must be secured overnight and when not attended. Always keep a clean camp and do not feed animals, squirrels and rodents.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Water is being tested for potability. Please boil water before consuming.
Fees: Family Campsites are $15 per night. No fee for the group day use area -- first come, first served. Some campsites may be reserved at www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777.
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: July-September
Restrictions: Dogs on leash only. Please clean up after your dog.  Camping limit 14 days.
Closest Towns: Yreka, 12 miles
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Passes: America the Beautiful Senior Pass and Access Pass are honored at Tree of Heaven Campground. Information posted at the bulletin board at the entrance.
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

From I-5 west on Hwy 96 approx 7 miles to the campground on the left and down the hill.


Accessibility:

There is a concrete walk and boat ramp to the water's edge.


Parking:

Parking is available for Day Use.  Do not park in numbered campsites.


Accessibility:

Some campsites are accessible to wheelchairs with assistance.  There is a concrete ramp to the river.  Some tables and restrooms will accommodate wheelchairs with assistance.


Parking:

Two vehicles allowed per campsite including trailers. Additional vehicles should park in the Day Use parking area.


Accessibility:

The boat ramp is concrete and a concrete side walk is also available to the water's edge.  Some tables and restrooms in the campground will accommodate wheelchairs with assistance.


Parking:

There is ample parking for boat trailers.  Do not park in numbered campsites for Day Use.


Accessibility:

Some campsites are accessible to wheelchairs with assistance. There is a concrete ramp to the river. Some tables and restrooms will accommodate wheelchairs with assistance.


Parking:

Two vehicles allowed per campsite including trailers. Additional vehicles should park in the Day Use parking area.


Parking:

Day Use and picnicking are permitted at the Tree of Heaven Picnic Area. There is no fee for Day Use. Please use the Day Use parking and do not park in numbered campsites.


Parking:

Parking for the Group Picnic Area is provided.  Do not park in numbered campsites.


Parking:

Watch overhead for low-hanging branches


Recreation Map

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Activities

Campground Camping

Grassy, shaded campsites on the Klamath River only 15 minutes from Yreka.

General Info:

Accessibility

Some campsites are accessible to wheelchairs with assistance. There is a concrete ramp to the river. Some tables and restrooms will accommodate wheelchairs with assistance.


Parking

Two vehicles allowed per campsite including trailers. Additional vehicles should park in the Day Use parking area.


Permits & Regulations

Dogs on leash only. Please clean up after your dog. Camping limit 14 days.


Safety Information

This is Bear Country. All food must be secured overnight and when not attended. Always keep a clean camp and do not feed animals, squirrels and rodents.


No. of Sites 20
Fire Information Campfires permitted in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
No. of Accessible sites Some
Open Season: May-October
Fees: $15 per night for Family Campsites
Reservation info: Some sites may be reserved at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. A few sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
Permit: America the Beautiful Senior Pass and Access Pass are honored at Curly Jack Campground. Information posted at the bulletin board at the entrance.

RV Camping

Small RV's and trailers are welcome at Tree of Heaven Campground.  The road into the campground is narrow winding and steep.

General Info:

Parking

Watch overhead for low-hanging branches


No. of Sites 20
Pavement Type for Parking Gravel
Hookup - Water Water available, no hook-ups
Hookup - Sewer No
Size Restrictions 10 sites over 40' , 10 sites 25' to 38'
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No
Fire Information Campfires permitted in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
No. of Accessible sites Some
Open Season: May-October
Fees: $15 per night for Family Campsites
Reservation info: Some sites may be reserved at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. A few sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
Permit: America the Beautiful Senior Pass and Access Pass are honored at Curly Jack Campground. Information posted at the bulletin board at the entrance.

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing along the Klamath River is regulated by the CA Dept of Fish and Game.

Special Designations Regulations for the Salmon, Scott and Klamath Rivers are published in May each year in "Freshwater & Ocean Sport Fishing Supplement" by the CA Dept of Fish and Game.
Fish Species Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead and Trout
Water Temperature Water temperature fluctuates with seasons, flow level and water depth.
Water/Flow Level For realtime flow data please click on the following link: waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv
Fees: No fee for fishing, Day Use or boat launching
Permit: Anglers on the Klamath River must have a current CA fishing license.

Day Hiking

A hard packed dirt accessible interpretive trail along the river offers short walks with information on birds.

General Info:

Parking

Day Use and picnicking are permitted at the Tree of Heaven Picnic Area. There is no fee for Day Use. Please use the Day Use parking and do not park in numbered campsites.


Fire Information Campfires in designated areas only in fire rings provided.
Open Season: May-October
Fees: No fee for Day Use or the Interpretive Trail

Viewing Wildlife

There is an accessible, hard dirt birding trail with interpretive signs depicting the various habitats and species expected to be found. 

General Info:

Safety Information

Feeding wild animals is dangerous to humans and unhealthy for the animals. Always observe animals and birds from a safe distance.


Open Season: May-October
Fees: No fee for Day Use

Viewing Scenery

Nice view of the Klamath River Canyon from Hwy 96 above the campground.  Good access to the river from the Day Use  Area.

Fees: No fee for Day Use

Interpretive Areas

There is an accessible, hard dirt birding trail to the south of the campground.  Attractive interpretive signs tell the story of the birds that live along the Klamath River.

Open Season: May-October
Fees: No fee for Day Use or the Interpretive Trail

Picnicking

The Group Picnic Area may be used for Day Use and picnicking.  Do not picnic or park in numbered campsites.

No. of Sites 1
Reservation Info Reservations not available. Picnic sites are first come, first served.
Fire Information Campfires permitted in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
Open Season: May-October
Fees: No fee for Day Use

Group Picnicking

The Tree of Heaven Group Picnic Site is not reservable and subject to first come, first served.

General Info:

Permits & Regulations

Dogs on leash only. Please clean up after your dog. No overnight camping in the Group Picnic Area.


Parking

Parking for the Group Picnic Area is provided.  Do not park in numbered campsites.


Permits & Regulations

Dogs on leash only. Please clean up after your dog. No overnight camping in the Group Picnic Area.


No. of Sites 1
Group Shelter None
Group Cooking Facilities Yes
Hookups - Electric No
Fire Information Campfires permitted in fire rings or fireplace provided, subject to local restrictions.
No. of Accessible sites 1
Open Season: May-October
Fees: No fee for the Group Picnic Area
Reservation info: Reservations not accepted.

Scenic Driving

A steep, narrow, winding road takes you downhill from the State of Jefferson Scenic Byway into this oasis on the Klamath River.  Camping, day use, fishing and a birding trail are just some of the attractions here.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Tree of Heaven is a popular launching site for boats floating the Klamath River and for anglers. There is a concrete boat ramp and concrete, accessible sidewalk to the waters edge.  Ample parking is available for trailers.

General Info:

Accessibility

The boat ramp is concrete and a concrete side walk is also available to the water's edge.  Some tables and restrooms in the campground will accommodate wheelchairs with assistance.


Parking

There is ample parking for boat trailers.  Do not park in numbered campsites for Day Use.


Permits & Regulations

Boats operating on the Klamath River are subject to the laws and regulations outlined by the CA Dept of Boating and Waterways and subject to inspection by law enforcement and the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.


Safety Information

The Klamath River is a designated Wild and Scenic River.  There are numerous rapids, cascades and waterfalls along the river.  The difficulty of the rapids changes with the seasons, the water levels and flow rates.  Boaters and rafters should research the river thoroughly before attempting to navigate on their own.  For a list of outfitters and guides permitted by the US Forest Service to operate on the Klamath National Forest click here.


Launch Ramps Concrete
Trailer Parking Good Parking
Class of rapids Water level, flow and class of rapids can change seasonally. Contact the District Office in advance for information on rapids.
Type of Craft All portable boats capable of being carried and small boats on trailers.
Water/Flow Level For realtime flow data please click on the following link: waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis
Open Season: May-October
Fees: No fee for Day Use or boat launching

Swimming

Swimming, wading and water play off the gravel bar in the Klamath River.  Warning: currents can be very swift here and swimmers can be swept away in seconds.

General Info:

Accessibility

There is a concrete walk and boat ramp to the water's edge.


Parking

Parking is available for Day Use.  Do not park in numbered campsites.


Safety Information

Never swim alone or allow children to play unsupervised in creeks, rivers or lakes.


Clothing Requirements Swimming attire required.
Water Temperature Water temperature fluctuates with seasons, flow level and water depth.
Water/Flow Level Water flow in creeks and rivers fluctuate with seasons, rainfall and snow pack.
Open Season: May-October
Fees: No fee for Day Use

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
41.83208

  Longitude : 
-122.65947

  Elevation : 
2100'