Fish Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

A view of Fish Lake with boat tied to shore

Fish Lake Campground is located appoximately 1,780 feet above sea level in a mixed hardwood and confier forest with many fir and Port-Orford-cedar trees. There are five vault type unisex accessible restrooms and all campsites are furnished with wooden tables and combination fire ring grills.

The campground’s location, 20 miles south from the town of Orleans, 12 miles north of the town of Weitchpec and 8 miles from the Klamath River, makes it an ideal location to participate in the area’s many recreation activities.

Fishing, swimming and whitewater rafting are all close by in the Klamath, Trinity and Salmon Rivers. Campers can hike a system of trails (Blue Lake, Red Lake and Fish Lake trails) totaling 5 miles that exist around the perimeter of Fish Lake. Trails are accessible by trailheads located at the boat ramp and within the campground.

Visitors can also enjoy fishing for trout, blue-gill, and bass in the lake or explore native plants and wildlife.

A view of Fish Lake with boat tied to shore Viewing Fish Lake from the Day Use Area bench A view of Fish Lake from site #13 Campers lounge in a hammock in site #20 A glimpse of Fish Lake through the trees near campground road

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open June 15 through September 30, 2019. Dates may vary due to wet weather and Port-Orford-cedar root disease; call (530) 627-3291.
Reservations: Reservations can be made through Recreation.gov. Sites 3-4, 7, 10-12, 12, 20 and 22 are reservable. Reservations available for the following dates: June 15 to September 30, 2019. Dates may vary due to wet weather and POC root disease call (530) 627-3291.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $10.00 per night for camping, $5.00 extra vehicle fee $5.00 day use
Open Season: June 15, 2019 - September 30, 2019
Water: Yes.
Restroom: 5 vault toilets.
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

From the West, follow Highway 101, just one mile North of Arcata. Follow California State Route 299 East for 30 miles to Willow Creek. Take State Highway 96 North 30 miles to Weitchpec. Continue 4 miles to Bluff Creek Road (Forest Road 13N01). Follow Bluff Creek Road 5 miles to Fish Lake Road, Forest Road 10N12 (turn off on right) and continue for 3 miles to Campground entrance.

From the East, turn on to State Route 299 in Redding, and proceed West for about 95 miles to Willow Creek. Take State Highway 96 North 30 miles to Weitchpec. Continue 4 miles to Bluff Creek Road (Forest Road 13N01). Follow Bluff Creek Road 5 miles to Fish Lake Road, Forest Road 10N12 (turn off on right) and continue for 3 miles to Campground entrance.


Directions:

From the West, follow Highway 101, just one mile North of Arcata. Follow California State Route 299 East for 30 miles to Willow Creek. Take State Highway 96 North 30 miles to Weitchpec. Continue 4 miles to Bluff Creek Road (Forest Road 13N01). Follow Bluff Creek Road 5 miles to Fish Lake Road, Forest Road 10N12 (turn off on right) and continue for 3 miles to Campground entrance.

From the East, turn on to State Route 299 in Redding, and proceed West for about 95 miles to Willow Creek. Take State Highway 96 North 30 miles to Weitchpec. Continue 4 miles to Bluff Creek Road (Forest Road 13N01). Follow Bluff Creek Road 5 miles to Fish Lake Road, Forest Road 10N12 (turn off on right) and continue for 3 miles to Campground entrance.


General Notes:

Reservations must be made at least 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 Day Use Parking Area and Boat Ramp Parking Area. Campground Host is located at campground entrance. All equipment must fit on the site pad. Vehicles park in developed areas; only sites 2, 5, 6, 8, 15, 16, 18, 21, 23, & 24 available on a first serve basis at the campground. There are no electric/water/sewer hookups at this campground. Pressurized drinking water is available but there are no showers.


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Amenities

Picnic tables Offered in all sites
Drinking water New water system installed 2010
Toilets 5 vault toilets
Parking Additional day use area parking available near entrance
Boat ramp Located at before campground entrance
Tent camping Allowed in all sites
Accessible Sites #19, 20 & 22
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
41.265089

  Longitude : 
-123.682108

  Elevation : 
1780

 

Visit Recreation.gov to reserve a campsite

Campground Reservations

 



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