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Interactive Forest Visitor Map

Use the Interactive Forest Visitor Map to locate roads, campgrounds, trails and other recreation sites on the RRSNF.  You can zoom way in for high resolution detail, and also change the background map! Print your map or save as a Geo PDF map (under "Tools" icon) and you can import it to your phone or tablet in a program like Avenza to locate yourself on the map--even without a cell signal! You can also find other national forests across the country on the map.

 

Recreation Conditions Report

Area Name Status Area Conditions
Ashland Watershed Trails None
Bald Knob Lookout Temporarily Closed
Beaver Dam Campground Temporarily Closed
Bessie Shelter Horse Camp Temporarily Closed
Butte Fork Trail #957 None ALERT: The trail bridge located directly east of the Shoofly Trail #954 is closed for one year, from July 30, 2021-July 30, 2022, due to structural damage that makes the bridge unsafe to cross. Access is still possible from the Shoofly Trailhead.
Chetco Divide / Vulcan Peak Trailhead None Visitors to the Kalmiopsis Wilderness should be advised that trail conditions may vary, depending on the level of maintenance performed in the years after the Biscuit (2002), Chetco Bar (2017) and Klondike (2018) Fires. Due to the scales of these fires, and the rugged and remote conditions in the Kalmiopsis, trail work, while ongoing, has not been performed on all the trails within the fire perimeters. Visitors may find downed trees across the trails, dense vegetation where shrubs have grown in after the fire, and unmarked trail junctions in some places. Please check with the Gold Beach or Wild Rivers Ranger Districts before your visit for trail conditions. Additionally, you can visit the Siskiyou Mountain Club's page, a local group who performs much of the trail maintenance in wilderness areas.
Chimney Camp North Trailhead None 07/2019: FS Road 1205, off of the South Bank Chetco River Road, is closed due to three road failures that were a result of the April 2019 storm event. This trailhead is currently inaccessible. Please use the South Trailhead to reach Chimney Camp Trail.
Chimney Camp South Trailhead None 07/2019: FS Road 1205, off of the South Bank Chetco River Road, is closed due to three road failures that were a result of the April 2019 storm event. This trailhead currently provides the only access to Chimney Camp Trail.
Chimney Camp Trail #1279 None 07/2019: FS Road 1205, off of the South Bank Chetco River Road, is closed due to three road failures that were a result of the April 2019 storm event. The trail is only accessible from the south trailhead at this time.
China Creek Trail #1130 None NOTE: This trail was significantly impacted by the 2019 Taylor Creek fire and experiences a lot of downed trees every season.
Farewell Bend Campground Temporarily Closed Reservations are not being accepted for this recreation site due to administrative reasons. Please check back for updates on availability. We apologize for any inconvenience.  For affected reservations, full refunds will be issued if the site does not reopen by your reservation date. If you would like to affirmatively cancel your reservation, please submit a refund request through Recreation.gov online or by phone at 877-444-6777. You may call the High Cascades Ranger District dedicated phone line at 541-865-2735 for additional information. If you have questions, please leave a voicemail and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
Fish Lake Resort Open Please contact Fish Lake Resort regarding questions about resort operations related to COVID-19. Check resort web site for more information. www.fishlakeresort.net
Fourbit Ford Campground Temporarily Closed Reservations are not being accepted for this recreation site due to administrative reasons. Please check back for updates on availability. We apologize for any inconvenience.  For affected reservations, full refunds will be issued if the site does not reopen by your reservation date. If you would like to affirmatively cancel your reservation, please submit a refund request through Recreation.gov online or by phone at 877-444-6777. You may call the High Cascades Ranger District dedicated phone line at 541-865-2735 for additional information. If you have questions, please leave a voicemail and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
Gold Beach Ranger District None
Harr Point Campground None
High Cascades Ranger District None
Horse Camp Trail #958 None IMPORTANT INFORMATION (JUNE 2021):  The Butte Fork bridge on Trail 957 is closed due to safety concerns. The bridge is approximately ¾ of a mile from the Shoofly Trailhead, and 2.5 miles from the Horse Camp Trailhead just SE of where the 954 and 957 trails intersect. The 954 trail accessing other parts of the Red Buttes Wilderness is not impacted by this bridge closure. (If you hike in from Horse Camp Trailhead, and head west, you will encounter this bridge, and the closure.) What sort of safety concerns can close a bridge such as this? This is a BIG bridge that spans 56’ high above the Butte Fork of the Applegate River. The native log beams have extensive decay from beginning of bridge to the mid-span, and bridge is sagging and may be on the verge of collapse. PLEASE: Do not cross this bridge at this time. We are evaluating next steps, and in the meantime, your safety is our number one priority!
Imnaha Campground Closed
Lake Of The Woods Lookout Temporarily Closed Reserve at www.recreation.gov
Lower Rogue River Trail #1168 Closed NOTE (July 2021): There is an extensive rock fall across this trail in the area of Copper Canyon that has created a VERY dangerous situation. THE TRAIL IS IMPASSABLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS AT THIS POINT. The closure is 3.75 miles west of the Agness trailhead and 9.6 miles east from the Silver Creek area trailhead.  Rock Fall Location: Latitude 42.559444, Longitude-124.104993 We are working to make this trail safe again. Thank you for your patience. If you have questions, please contact the Gold Beach Ranger District: (541) 247-3600.
Ludlum House Group Site Recreation Rental Open
Middle Fork National Recreation Trail #950 None ALERT: The Knox Gulch Trail Bridge, located west of the Frog Pond Trailhead, is closed for one year, effective July 30, 2021 until July 30, 2022, due to structural safety concerns. 
Mt. McLoughlin Trail #3716 None
North Fork Campground Temporarily Closed Reservations are not being accepted for this recreation site due to administrative reasons. Please check back for updates on availability. We apologize for any inconvenience.  For affected reservations, full refunds will be issued if the site does not reopen by your reservation date. If you would like to affirmatively cancel your reservation, please submit a refund request through Recreation.gov online or by phone at 877-444-6777. You may call the High Cascades Ranger District dedicated phone line at 541-865-2735 for additional information. If you have questions, please leave a voicemail and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
Packer's Cabin Temporarily Closed
Page Mountain Sno-Park Temporarily Closed The Page Mountain Sno Park is temporarily closed for the the winter of 2020-2021 due to hazard trees and other damages sustained during the 2020 Slater Fire. For public safety, please avoid the area.
Powers Ranger District None
Prospect OHV Trail System Closed For updates or recorded message about the status of the Prospect OHV system, call (541) 560-3456.
Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District None
Snow Camp Lookout Temporarily Closed
South Fork Campground Temporarily Closed
Vulcan Lake Trail #1110A None APRIL 2021: A landslide is blocking Forest Road 1909, and will not be cleared until 2022. Until the slide is cleared, please use the following route to get to Vulcan Lake:  Know Before You Go: The last three miles of this route is rutted and poorly maintained.  Moderate clearance vehicles can make the journey but low clearance vehicles will have significant issues.  The last mile to the Wilderness Boundary is particularly rocky and narrow with minimal pullouts. Note: Snow is often blocking the road just short of the Chetco Divide/Vulcan Peak Trailhead into late spring.  Visitors to the Kalmiopsis Wilderness should be advised that trail conditions may vary, depending on the level of maintenance performed in the years after the Biscuit (2002), Chetco Bar (2017) and Klondike (2018) Fires. Due to the scales of these fires, and the rugged and remote conditions in the Kalmiopsis, trail work, while ongoing, has not been performed on all the trails within the fire perimeters. Visitors may find downed trees across the trails, dense vegetation where shrubs have grown in after the fire, and unmarked trail junctions in some places. Please check with the Gold Beach or Wild Rivers Ranger Districts before your visit for trail conditions. Additionally, you can visit the Siskiyou Mountain Club's page, a local group who performs much of the trail maintenance in wilderness areas.
Wild Rivers Ranger District None

Spotlights

Ashland Watershed Trails

Runners in Ashland Watershed

The 15,000+ acre Ashland Municipal Watershed is home to more than 45 miles of multi-use trails for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians, and is an international destination for the unique beauty and diversity of the forests and Siskiyou Mountains.

Trails are marked according to user group appropriate, and some trails are also directional in nature (e.g. bikes riding uphill only).

This watershed houses the source of Ashland's drinking water. Please: Recreate responsibly! 

  • Honor trail designations. Remember: Bikes yield to Pedestrians, and everyone yields to Equestrians!
  • Motorized use, including e-bikes, is prohibited behind gates and on all trails.
  • Protect the wildlife that call this watershed home.
  • Pack out all of your waste—Leave No Trace! This includes your dog's bagged waste, too!
  • Camping and campfires are prohibited in the watershed 365 days a year.

Know Before You Go: E-bikes and the Ashland Watershed

Partner organizations who us help maintain, manage, and promote this trail system include:

Recreation Areas