Oak Bottom Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is 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

Current Conditions: Open May 23 through October 31, 2018.
Reservations: Reservations can be made through www.recreation.gov. Reservations available for the following dates: May 21 to July 7, 2018, and July 15 to September 30, 2018.
Area Amenities: Camping trailer
Fees $10.00 per night for camping which includes 1 vehicle. An additional $5 fee is charged for a second vehicle.
Open Season: May 23, 2018 - October 31, 2018
Water: Drinking water available.
Restroom: Vault toilet.
Operated By: Forest Service

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.


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Visit Recreation.gov to reserve a campsite

Campground Reservations