Recreation


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Want to kick back and relax under shady pines by a sparkling lake? Looking for a "base camp" for a day of hiking, boating, white water rafting, fishing, or swimming? Want to just get out of the house for the day for a nice picnic in the great outdoors? If so, the Klamath National Forest can offer you that and more!

With nearly one million acres for your enjoyment, relaxation, and exploration, you can experience the solitude of the wilderness or enjoy camping near others in developed campgrounds. Camp in densely forested woodlands or open meadows, discover secluded flats along river banks and enjoy panoramic views of majestic mountains.

A continuing goal of the Klamath National Forest is to make these recreational opportunities accessible to persons with disabilities.

Juanita Lake Campground Becomes “Reservation Only”

Originally, a first come, first served campground, the popular Juanita Lake Campground located within the Goosenest Ranger District of Klamath National Forest is moving to a reservation only system through Recreation.gov or by phone 1-877-444-6777. No more driving all the way to the campground only to find it full; beginning next week campers can reserve their dates and favorite campsite and guarantee it will be waiting for them when the campground opens in early June. More information.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Current Recreation Conditions

Area Name Status Area Conditions
Bear Lake Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/23 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Beaver Creek Campground Open Open 5/18/23 Campground is open.
Benjamin Creek Trailhead Open Open
Big Flat Campground Open Open Campground is open with no services. May be difficult to access due to snow.
Big Flat Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Bingham Lake Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Boulder Creek Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Box Camp Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Carter Meadows Campground Closed Closed 10/20/2023 Closed for the season.
Carter Meadows Summit Trailhead Open Open 12/11/2023 Trailhead is accessible but trails may be snow covered.
Cecil Lake Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
China Gulch Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Cold Spring Trailhead Closed Closed 5/18/23 Trailhead is closed and inaccessible because of a landslide on Forest Road 45N78.
Cook and Green Pass Trailhead Open Open Trails may be snow covered.
Curly Jack Campground Closed Closed 11/1/23 Closed for the season.
Deacon Lee Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Deer Mountain / Chuck Best Snowmobile Park Open Open
Duck-Eaton Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
East Boulder Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
East Fork Campground Open Open Campground is open with no services. 10/30/2023
Elbow Springs Trailhead Closed Closed 9/11/23 Closed due to fires in the area.
Etna Summit Trailhead Open Open 12/11/2023 This trailhead is accessible but trails may be snow covered.
Fish Lake Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Fort Goff Campground Open Open 5/18/23 Campground is open.
Four Corners Snowmobile Park Open Open
Fox Creek Ridge Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12//11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Garden Gulch Trailhead (MMW) Unreachable Unreachable 12//11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Garden Gulch Trailhead (TAW) Open Open 12//11/2023 This trailhead may be accessible but trails may be snow covered.
Goosenest Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/23 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Grider Creek Campground Open Open 6/9/23 Campground is open.
Grider Creek Trailhead Open Open
Grouse Gap Picnic Area Open Open
Happy Camp Town Trailhead Open Open
Hidden Horse Campground Closed Closed 10/20/23 Closed for the season.
High Point Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Hotelling Campground Open Open 10/30/23 Campground is open with no services.
Hotelling Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Idlewild Campground Open Open 10/30/23 Campground is open with no services.
Indian Scotty Campground Closed Closed 10/20/23 Closed for the season.
Johnsons Hunting Ground Trailhead Closed Closed 12/11/23 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Jones Beach Picnic and River Access Open Open
Juanita Lake Boating Site Open Open
Juanita Lake Campground Closed Closed 8/28/2023 The water system will be off for the rest of the season. Please bring water with you. --For reservations--www.recreation.gov or by phone 1-877-444-6777.
Juanita Lake Picnic Site Open Open
Kangaroo Lake Campground Closed Closed 10/15/23 Campground is closed for the season.
Kangaroo Lake Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Kelly Lake Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/23 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Kelsey Trailhead Open Open
Klamath National Wild & Scenic River Open Open
L. China Point River Access Closed Closed Road closed due to landslide.
Little North Fork Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12//11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Long Gulch Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Lovers Camp Campground Unreachable Unreachable 10/30/23 Campground is open with no service but may be unreachable due to snow.
Lovers Camp Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Martins Dairy Campground Closed Closed
Martins Dairy Horse Camp Closed Closed
Matthews Creek Campground Closed Closed 10/22/23 Campground is closed for the season.
Middle Boulder Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Mt. Ashland Campground Closed Closed Closed for the season.
Mt. Ashland area Pacific Crest Trail Open Open 6/16/23 Trailhead is accessible.
Mule Bridge Trailhead Open Open
Mulebridge Campground Open Open 10/30/23 Campground is open with no services.
Music Creek Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
No Mans Trailhead Closed Closed 9/11/23 Closed due to fires in the area.
Norcross Campground Unreachable Unreachable This campground is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Norcross Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable This campground is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
ONeil Creek Campground Closed Closed 5/18/23 Closed until further notice.
Orr Lake Campground Open Open
Paradise Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Paynes Lake Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Pluto's Cave Open Open
Poker Flat Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Pumice Crater and Crater Glass Flow Geologic Area Open Open
Red Bank Campground Closed Closed
Sarah Totten Campground Open Open 11/01/23 Closed for the season.
Scott Mountain Trailhead Open Open 12/11/2023 This trailhead is accessible but trails may be snow covered.
Seiad - Pacific Crest Trail Open Open
Shackleford Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable due to snow.
Shafter Campground Closed Closed
Shafter Picnic Site Open Open
South Fork Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable due to snow.
South Russian Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable due to snow.
Sulphur Springs Campground Unreachable Unreachable 09/19/2023
Sulphur Springs Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Taylor Lake Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Trail Creek Campground Unreachable Unreachable 10/30/23 Campground is open with no service but may be unreachable due to snow.
Trail Creek Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Trail Gulch Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.
Tree of Heaven Campground Closed Closed 11/01/23 Closed for the season.
Tyler Meadows Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable 12/11/2023 This trailhead is likely unreachable until spring 2024 due to snow.

Spotlights

Juanita Lake Campground

Juanita Lake Boat Dock & Dam

Campers will need to plan ahead to make reservations.

Juanita Lake offers a unique combination of recreation opportunities. The campground has 23 campsites and one 50 person group camp. The 55 acre lake is regularly stocked with trout and has a bass and catfish population. There is a 1.5-mile paved, barrier free trail that circles the lake with two fishing jetties for easy access to the lake.

There is currently no water available. The water system will be repaired by next week (scheduled for Tues 6/13 and if there are no complications). The water will be non-potable for a few days until we get the filtration system hooked up to the new water source, which will be a few days after repair.

Recreation Areas

Highlights