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.

Recreation Map

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Recreation Conditions Report

Area Name Status Area Conditions
Beaver Creek Campground Open
Benjamin Creek Trailhead Temporarily Closed Closed due to landslide in the area.
Big Flat Campground Closed
Carter Meadows Campground Closed Closed for the winter. Snow is still present at campground as of 5/13/2022.
Cold Spring Trailhead Closed Trailhead is closed and inaccessible because of a landslide on Forest Road 45N78.
Curly Jack Campground Open
East Fork Campground Closed
Fort Goff Campground Open
Grider Creek Campground Temporarily Closed We are planning to open this campground this summer, but date is unknown at this time. 05/18/2022
Hidden Horse Campground Closed Closed for the winter. Snow is still present at campground as of 5/13/2022.
High Point Trailhead Open
Hotelling Campground Open
Hotelling Trailhead Open
Humbug OHV Recreation Area Open
Idlewild Campground Open No services. Pack-it-in, pack-it-out. Gate is open.
Indian Scotty Campground Closed
Jones Beach Picnic and River Access Open
Juanita Lake Campground Open No water available. Bring water for drinking, washing, and all needs.
Juanita Lake Picnic Site Open
Juniper Flat OHV Area Closed Juniper Flats OHV area is closed until further notice due to vandalism, excessive littering, and other illegal activity.  Please contact the Goosenest Ranger District for additional information.
Kangaroo Lake Campground Closed
L. China Point River Access Closed Road closed due to landslide.
Long Gulch Trailhead Open
Lovers Camp Campground Open
Martins Dairy Campground Closed Campground will open for summer season when conditions permit.
Martins Dairy Horse Camp Closed Campground will open for summer season when conditions permit.
Matthews Creek Campground Open Water system is not operational.
Mt. Ashland Campground Closed Set to open June 1, 2022.
Mulebridge Campground Open
Norcross Campground Open
Orr Lake Campground Open
Pumice Crater and Crater Glass Flow Geologic Area Open
Red Bank Campground Open
Sarah Totten Campground Open Non-potable water only due to a well leak. No estimate for when water system will be back up
Scott Mountain Trailhead Open
Shadow Creek Campground Closed
Shafter Campground Open
Shafter Picnic Site Open
Sulphur Springs Campground Open
Trail Creek Campground Closed
Trail Creek Trailhead Open
Trail Gulch Trailhead Open
Tree of Heaven Campground Open Water is being tested for potability. Please boil water before consuming.
West Branch Campground Closed This campground and bridge to the campground were burned severely by the Slater Fire in September 2020.

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