Curly Jack Campground


Area Status: Closed
Small yellow tent under the trees at Curly Jack Campground

On the banks of the Klamath River, Curly Jack Campground is within walking distance to Happy Camp. There are 16 sites on a paved loop under the trees along  the Klamath River.

Apply online to be considered for the volunteer campground host position for Curly Jack campground at volunteer.gov, and use "Klamath" or "Curly Jack" as your search keyword.

At a Glance

Fees: Family Campsites are $15 per night.  Group Campsites are $50 per night by reservation only at www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777
Permit Info: The 3 Group Camps are by reservation only at www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Busiest Season: June-September
Restrictions: Dogs on leash only. Please pick up after your dog.  Camping limit 14 days.
Closest Towns: Happy Camp 1 mile
Water: Drinking Water, Mid-May through Mid-October
Restroom: Vault
Passes: America the Beautiful Senior Pass and Access Pass are honored at Curly Jack Campground.  Information posted at the bulletin board at the entrance.
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

General Notes:

Each campsite has a fire ring.   Fires are permitted in fire rings only.  There is garbage pick-up in summer only.  Please pack out all your trash at other times.

 


Accessibility:

Some tables and restrooms accommodate wheelchairs with assistance.


General Notes:

Each campsite has a fire ring or grill.  Fires are allowed to these only.  Garbage pick up is available in summer only.  Please pack out trash at other times.  There is no dump station on site.  Nearest dump station is 1 mile, in Happy Camp.


Accessibility:

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, which is also available as long term parking.


Directions:

From I-5, drive west on Hwy 96 approx. 65 miles to Happy Camp. Turn left on Curly Jack Road 1 mile to campground on the right.


Accessibility:

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.


Directions:

From I-5, drive west on Hwy 96 approx. 65 miles to Happy Camp. Turn left on Curly Jack Road 1 mile to campground on the right.


General Notes:

Each campsite has a fire ring. Fires are permitted in fire rings only. There is garbage pick-up in summer only. Please pack out all your trash at other times.


Directions:

From I-5, drive west on Hwy 96 approx. 65 miles to Happy Camp. Turn left on Curly Jack Road 1 mile to campground on the right.


General Notes:

Each campsite has a fire ring. Fires are permitted in fire rings only. There is garbage pick-up in summer only. Please pack out all your trash at other times.


Parking:

There is parking available at each group site.


Directions:

From I-5, drive west on Hwy 96 approx. 65 miles to Happy Camp. Turn left on Curly Jack Road 1 mile to campground on the right.


Parking:

Two vehicles allowed per campsite including trailers. Additional vehicles should park in the Day Use parking area.  Watch overhead for low-hanging branches


General Notes:

Do not clean fish in the river.  Please dispose of all fish guts in the garbage cans or pack them out if no cans are available.


Parking:

Parking for Day Use anglers is in the Day Use area only. 


Parking:

Non-Campers, please use the Day Use parking whenever possible to allow campsites to remain available for campers.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Camping on the Klamath River in Happy Camp.  This campsite is shady and picturesque.  Many sites with a view of the river.

General Info:

Accessibility

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

America the Beautiful Senior Pass and Access Pass are honored at Curly Jack Campground. Information posted on the bulletin board at the entrance.


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.


Directions

From I-5, drive west on Hwy 96 approx. 65 miles to Happy Camp. Turn left on Curly Jack Road 1 mile to campground on the right.


General Notes

Each campsite has a fire ring. Fires are permitted in fire rings only. There is garbage pick-up in summer only. Please pack out all your trash at other times.


No. of Sites 16
Reservation Info Reservations not available. All sites are first come, first served.
Fire Information Campfires permitted in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
No. of Accessible sites Some
Open Season: May-October
Fees: Family Campsites are $15 per night
Reservation info: No reservations, all sites first come first served.
Permit: America the Beautiful Senior Pass and Access Pass honored at Curly Jack Campground.  Information posted at the bulletin board at the entrance.

RV Camping

Curly Jack Campground welcomes RV's for scenic, shady camping on the Klamath River in Happy Camp.  Limited amenities are available.

General Info:

Accessibility

Some tables and restrooms accommodate wheelchairs with assistance.


General Notes

Each campsite has a fire ring or grill.  Fires are allowed to these only.  Garbage pick up is available in summer only.  Please pack out trash at other times.  There is no dump station on site.  Nearest dump station is 1 mile, in Happy Camp.


Directions

From I-5, drive west on Hwy 96 approx. 65 miles to Happy Camp. Turn left on Curly Jack Road 1 mile to campground on the right.


Parking

Two vehicles allowed per campsite including trailers. Additional vehicles should park in the Day Use parking area.  Watch overhead for low-hanging branches


Permits & Regulations

America the Beautiful Senior Pass and Access Pass are honored at Curly Jack Campground. Information posted at the bulletin board at the entrance.


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 16
Hookup - Water Water available, no hook-ups
Size Restrictions 42' limit on most sites. Two sites up to 60'.
Hookup - Sewer No
Hookups - Electric No
Fire Information Campfires permitted in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
Pavement Type of Parking Paved parking spurs
No. of Accessible sites Some
Open Season: May-October
Fees: Family sites are $15 per night
Reservation info: Reservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.

Group Camping

Three group camps for 30 persons each on the Klamath River in Happy Camp.

General Info:

Directions

From I-5, drive west on Hwy 96 approx. 65 miles to Happy Camp. Turn left on Curly Jack Road 1 mile to campground on the right.


General Notes

Each campsite has a fire ring. Fires are permitted in fire rings only. There is garbage pick-up in summer only. Please pack out all your trash at other times.


Parking

There is parking available at each group site.


Permits & Regulations

America the Beautiful Senior Pass and Access Pass are not honored at Curly Jack Campground for group sites.


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 3
Reservation Info By reservation only at www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777.
Group Shelter None
Group Cooking Facilities None
Hookups - Electric None
Fire Information Campfires permitted in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
No. of Accessible sites None
Sleeping Shelter None
Open Season: May-October
Fees: Group sites are $50 per night by reservation only.

River and Stream Fishing

Easy access to the river from the campground.

General Info:

General Notes

Do not clean fish in the river.  Please dispose of all fish guts in the garbage cans or pack them out if no cans are available.


Parking

Parking for Day Use anglers is in the Day Use area only. 


Permits & Regulations

A current CA Fishing License is required to fish the Klamath River.


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 Trout and Salmon
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.

Viewing Wildlife

Good area for birding, deer and an occasional bear.

General Info:

Parking

Non-Campers, please use the Day Use parking whenever possible to allow campsites to remain available for campers.


Permits & Regulations

Dogs on leash only.  Please clean up after your dog.  Do not allow dogs to chase, hunt or kill forest animals and birds.  All hunting in the National Forest is regulated by the CA Dept of Fish and Game. 


Safety Information

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


Picnicking

There is one Day Use picnic site adjacent to Curly Jack Campground.  Day Use is not permitted in the campsites.

No. of Sites 1
Fire Information Campfires permitted in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.  Be sure your campfire is completely extinguished when you leave.
No. of Accessible Sites None
Open Season: May-October
Fees: No fee for the picnic site

Scenic Driving

Located in Happy Camp, this is where the State of Jefferson Scenic Byway and the Bigfoot Scenic Byway meet. The Curly Jack Campground has 16 shady sites on the banks of the Klamath River.

Boating - Non-Motorized

On the banks of the Klamath River, Curly Jack Campground is within walking distance to Happy Camp. There are 16 sites on a paved loop under the trees on the banks of the Klamath River.  There is walk in access to the river for light weight boats.

Launch Ramps None
Trailer Parking Limited Parking here. More parking available at Indian Creek Access across the river.
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 Water flow in creeks and rivers fluctuate with seasons, rainfall and snow pack.
Open Season: May-October
Fees: No fee for boat launching

Swimming

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

General Info:

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.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
41.785691

  Longitude : 
-123.390159

  Elevation : 
1075'