Oak Bottom Campground

Area Status: Open
Campsites in Oak Bottom Campground

Oak Bottom Campground is located on a gently sloping hillside in a mixed Douglas fir and hardwood forest. It offers a peacefull environment, free from road noise and other distractions. Located near the California Salmon River, the campground is popular with whitewater enthusiasts in the spring. Many challenging rapids ranging from class 3 to 5 are a short distance away. Swimming is also popular in the summer and numerous river accesses are a short drive or walk from the campground. In the fall salmon and steelhead fishing in the Klamath River are within a 15 minute drive. The small town of Somes Bar is 2.5 miles from the campground where propane, groceries, post office and tackle are available at the store. This is NOT the Oak Bottom CG at Whiskeytown Reservoir.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open all year.
Reservations: Reservations available by visiting www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-844-6777. 
Area Amenities: Camping trailer
Fees: $10 per night for camping, which includes 1 vehicle. An additional $5 fee is charged for a second vehicle.
Usage: Light
Water: Drinking water available.
Restroom: Vault toilet.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Orleans/Ukonom Ranger District
1 Ishi Pishi Road
Orleans, CA 95556
(530) 627-3291

General Information


To reach the Oak Bottom campground, travel seven miles north on Highway 96 from the Ukonom/Orleans Ranger District Office. At the Salmon River Road turn east and travel three miles.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites Reservations Available
No. of Accessible sites 26


Camping trailer: 25' trailer length

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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