Z. Stuarts Bar River Access


Area Status: Open

Downstream from the R. Lyle Davis bridge is a dirt road leading to a steep graded road to the river bar under the bridge. There is parking available.

Due to steepness and very sharp switchback, this access is not recommended for vehicles towing jet boat trailers, etc.

At a Glance

Fees: No fee
Permit Info: A current California Campfire Permit is required to use a camp stove, barbecue or have a campfire. Local fire restrictions supersede the campfire permit. Inquire at the Ranger Station before having a fire.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: For all boating on the Klamath, please read the restrictions on the Karuk Ceremonial dates.                            Water and garbage service are not provided. Bring enough water for drinking, cooking and washing as well as extra water to drown campfires each day. Please take all trash, garbage, fish guts and dog droppings with you when you leave. Dogs on leash only. Camping limit 14 days.
Closest Towns: Orleans 11 miles
Water: None
Restroom: None
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

From Happy Camp west on Hwy 96 approx. 33.7 miles. The river access road is under the bridge.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing on the Klamath River is regulated by the CA Dept of Fish & Game.

 

Fish Species Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead and Trout
Special Designations Regulations for the Salmon, Scott and Klamath Rivers are published by the CA Dept of Fish & Game in May each year in the "Freshwater & Ocean Sport Fishing Supplement".
Water Temperature Water temperature fluctuates with seasons, flow level and water depth.
Water/Flow Level Water flow in creeks and rivers fluctuates with seasons, rainfall and snow pack. For realtime flow data please click on the following link: waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv
Permit: All anglers over the age of 16 must have a current CA Fishing License in possession.

Viewing Wildlife

A good area for riparian wildlife.

Gold Panning

Gold Panning on the Klamath River is regulated by CA Dept of Fish & Game.

Scenic Driving

Klamath River access off the Big Foot Scenic Byway.

Pavement Type for Parking Sand & gravel parking.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Downstream from the bridge is a dirt road leading to a steep graded road to the river bar under the bridge. There is parking available.

Launch Ramps None
Trailer Parking Parking available.
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.
Water/Flow Level For realtime flow data please click on the following link: waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv
Rental info: 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.

Swimming

Swimming, wading and water play off the gravel bar in the Klamath River.

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 fluctuates with seasons, rainfall and snow pack.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
41.44567877

  Longitude : 
-123.5026576

  Elevation : 
725'