Tree of Heaven Campground

Area Status: Closed
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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.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Tree of Heaven campground is open from May through October.
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.
Open Season: May
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.


Recreation Map

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Activities


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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.


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

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.


Class of rapidsWater level, flow and class of rapids can change seasonally. Contact the District Office in advance for information on rapids.
Trailer ParkingGood Parking
Type of CraftAll portable boats capable of being carried and small boats on trailers.
Water/Flow LevelFor realtime flow data please click on the following link: waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis
Launch RampsConcrete
Open Season: May-October
Fees: No fee for Day Use or boat launching
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
41.83208

  Longitude : 
-122.65947

  Elevation : 
2100'

 



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