Caribou Lake Trailhead

Area Status: Closed

Wilderness trailhead at eastern boundary of Caribou Wilderness.  Access via Silver Lake Road or 10 Road to Caribou Lake.  Serves as primary wilderness access.  Parking for 20 vehicles and bulletin board provided.  Small boats may be launched into Caribou Lake from trailhead when lake levels allow.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This trailhead is generally always open to the public. The area is not currently maintained, use at your discretion.
Operational Hours: The Caribou Wilderness is open year-round, but not always accessible due to snow and weather. 
Fees: None
Permit Info: No permit required for Caribou Wilderness.
Usage: Medium
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Include: Campfires in fire rings or portable cookstoves only; no camping within 100' of water bodies; pack out trash; dogs must be on leash; 14 day maximum stay; maximum group size 25
Closest Towns: Chester, CA, Susanville, CA, Westwood, CA
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Almanor Ranger District


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