Dillon Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

The roar of cascading Dillon Creek provides the perfect atmosphere for a peaceful, yet adventurous stay in the densely wooded Siskiyou Mountains.

Dillon's mountainous terrain combines the warmth of the summer sun with cool gentle breezes which wind their way through these majestic canyons. As you walk the winding path to one of the most scenic and refreshing natural “swimming holes” in northern California, every conceivable form of outdoor adventure is within your grasp.

For added family activities in the area you can visit “Oogaromtok” (Frog Pond), or take the scenic drive to Nordheimer Flat up the Salmon River Road.

The campsites, carved into the mountain slopes, are sheltered, shaded, and offer privacy.

The bear-proof garbage containers are a cautious reminder that you are in a riparian habitat area, with a widely diversified wildlife population.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Expected open dates: June 15 through September 30, 2020.
Reservations: No reservations.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $10 per night for camping; $5 extra vehicle fee; $5 for day use.
Open Season: 6/15/2020 - 9/30/2020
Water: Drinking water available.
Restroom: 3 vault toilets.
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From the South, take State Route 96 North ( off of State Route 299 in Willow Creek) and proceed for 60.2 miles. The campground will be on the left hand side.

From the North (Interstate 5), take State Route 96 south west, past Happy Camp, for 85.7 miles. The campground will be on the right hand side.

General Notes:

Reservations must be made 3 days in advance.  Site fee includes 1 vehicle and a fee of $5.00 will be collected for each extra vehicle at the campground.  Envelopes are available at the fee board.  Additional parking is available at the Day Use Parking Area.  Campground host is located at campground entrance.  All equipment must fit on site pad.  Vehicles park in developed areas; only sites 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, & 17 available on a first served basis at the campground.  There are no electric/water/sewer hookups at this campground.  Showers are not provided but pressurized drinking water is available.

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Camping & Cabins

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Picnic tables Provided in all sites
Drinking water Provided throughout Campground
Toilets 3 vault toilets
Parking Additional day use area parking available
Tent camping Available in all sites
Accessible Site #4
Camping trailer 25' trailer length
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