Grider Creek Campground

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed
 

For hikers heading north on the Pacific Crest Trail the Grider Creek Campground is the first glimpse of civilization in over 40 miles. Driving from Seiad is a little over 6 miles but this campground, deep in the forest, makes you feel like you are a million miles from anywhere. The dense forest along Grider Creek provides 10 secluded campsites for tents, small RV's and trailers. There are tables, fire rings and vault restrooms. Two adjoining large corrals will accommodate 4 horses that get along. Parking is also available for Day Use and horse trailers.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Temporarily closed.
Rentals & Guides: For a list of outfitters and guides permitted by the US Forest Service to operate on the Klamath National Forest click here.
Fees No fee
Usage: Light
Busiest Season: June-August
Restrictions: Do not tie horses to trees, living or dead. Do not tie horses to corral rails or posts. Keep horses away from the creek. Avoid damage to creek bank. Carry water to horses in corrals. 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 and dog droppings with you when you leave. Dogs on leash only. Camping limit 14 days.
Closest Towns: Seiad 6 miles
Water: Horses only, Not for Drinking
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

From Seiad east on Hwy 96 approx. 1.4 miles. Right on Grider Rd approx 2.3 miles. Right on Forest Road 46N66 (locally known as Grider Creek Rd) approx 2.5 miles to the campground.


Parking:

Two vehicles per campsite.  Extra vehicles park in Day Use parking.


Parking:

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


Parking:

Day riders should park in the Day Use parking area whenever possible to allow campsites to remain available for campers.


Parking:

Watch overhead for low-hanging branches


Recreation Map

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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Hiking

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Day Hiking

Heading south from the campground on the PCT, the trail follows Grider Creek for almost 12 miles through old growth forest.

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Permits & Regulations

Please pack out all trash.  Do not burn or bury trash and food waste.  Bury human waste in at least 6 inches or more of soil, at least 100 feet away from any lake, stream, water course or trail.


Safety Information

A good map, compass and trail guide are recommended for safe travel through the wilderness. 


Seasonal Information

Snow may cover or obscure trails at high elevations well into June depending on weather.


Fire InformationA current California Campfire Permit is required to use a camp stove, barbecue or have a campfire outside of developed areas.  Local fire restrictions supersede the campfire permit. Inquire at the Ranger Station before having a fire.

Backpacking

Heading south from the campground on the PCT, the trail follows Grider creek for almost 12 miles through old growth forest. Continue heading south all the way to the US/Mexico Border. Portions of the PCT south and north may require permits in advance.

Fire InformationA current California Campfire Permit is required to use a camp stove, barbecue or have a campfire outside of developed areas.  Local fire restrictions supersede the campfire permit.  Inquire at the Ranger Station before having a fire.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
41.80632773

  Longitude : 
-123.2183366

  Elevation : 
1400'

 



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