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CAMPGROUND NAME: Bailey Canyon

VISIT DATE: 05/23/2005

UPDATE DATE:  3/28/2017

STATE: California

REGION: Pacific Southwest

RANGER DISTRICT: Mad River

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mad River

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
In Mad River, CA, take State Rt. 36 east 0.8 miles to Ruth Lake
sign.  Turn right after sign and go 10.9 miles to campground on
right.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 2,700 ft.

The campground stretches down a hill to Ruth Reservoir.  Some
campsites have a view of the reservoir.  Two seasonal creeks run
along the campground's southern boundary.  Lots of conifers,
primarily fir some of which are massive and 200 years old,
provide ample shade.  Look out for Poison Oak.

Given the trail system and Ruth Lake, this destination campground 
provides excellent opportunities for hiking and aquatic activities.  
Not far from the campground, the privately run Ruth Lake Recreation 
Area (a.k.a. Ruth Lake Marina) provides: "Gas; fishing and boating 
supplies; licenses; bait store; patio and fishing boat rentals; wet 
moorage and dry storage."

NOTE: Launching a boat into Ruth Lake requires an inspection
(fee) to ensure aquatic invasive species (such as Quagga and
Zebra mussels) are not introduced into the lake.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open May 24 through October 31

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $12 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 5
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 20
   
   Total Sites: 25

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 25
No. Grilles on Sites: 25
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 1
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 38'

Comments:
Some parking aprons are paved, while others are gravel.
An RV waste station with potable water is available for no 
fee at the Hobart Creek RV campground (private) at south 
end of Ruth Lake.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6
  No. Threaded: 4

WATER SPORTS
Lake: Yes
Swimming (provided): No
Sailing: Yes
Boat Ramp: Yes
Boat Carry Down Access: Yes
Power Boating: Yes
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: Yes
Rafting (whitewater): No
Kayaking (whitewater): No

Comments:
Ruth Lake is 13,800 acres.  A boat ramp is located at Ruth Lake
Marina about 1 mile north of campground.  Another is found at
Ruth Lake Recreation Area.  See aquatic invasive species
inspection note in General Comments.

HIKING
Bailey Vista Trail (foot) - 1 mile
Lakeview Trail (foot) - 0.4 miles
Pickett Peak Trail - (foot) 3 miles

FISHING
Small and Largemouth bass, catfish, rainbow trout, Kokonee salmon, 
bluegill and crappie

CAMPGROUND NAME: Big Flat VISIT DATE: 11/07/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Smith River National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Crescent City RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Crescent City, CA, take US Rt. 101 north 2.7 miles to US Rt. 199 (Grants Pass). Bear right onto Rt. 199 and go 7.2 miles to South Fork Rd. Turn right onto South Fork Rd. On South Fork Rd., stay left passed second bridge to road marker 14.1. Turn left onto County Rt. 405 and go 0.2 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 600 ft. The campground is located in Douglas Fir, tanoak, Huckleberry and other mixed shrubs. It is remote and has a wilderness feel. The sounds of the Hurdygurdy Creek are prominent. The South Fork of the Smith River is west of campground about 0.25 miles away along County Rt. 427. The campground is one of five in the Smith River Recreation Area. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through September 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 24 Total Sites: 24 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 24 No. Grilles on Sites: 24 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13.5' X 49' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Boise Creek VISIT DATE: 06/03/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Lower Trinity NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Willow Creek RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Willow Creek, CA, take State Rt. 299 west 1.3 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 900 ft. The campground is a single, small loop just off State Rt. 299. Traffic noise is heard throughout the campground. Mandrone and varfious deciduous trees provide ample shade but offer no privacy between campsites. Although low hanging branches limit high profile RVs to some sites, this is s nice transient campground. The understory is dirt and grass. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provide Memorial Day weekend through October 1 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 33' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Boise Creek Trail (foot) - 0.5 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Dillon Creek VISIT DATE: 06/08/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Orleans-Ukonom NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Orleans RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Orleans, CA, take State Rt. 96 north 22.5 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 800 ft. NOTE: The campground is actually in Klamath National Forest but is administered by Six Rivers National Forest The campground stretches along a cliff above Dillon Creek among a pleasant variety of deciduous trees and Douglas fir. The sound of Dillon Creek can be heard throughout campground. A pretty, sub- tropical like feel, the campground is well suited for an overnight stay. However, those into whitewater kayaking and rafting, might find this campground to be a good base camp for these activities on the nearby Klamath River. It must be noted that sites directly above Dillon Creek have no significant barrier to prevent children from falling. Supervision is required. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 23 through October 2 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 20 Total Sites: 21 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 21 No. Grilles on Sites: 21 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 2 WATER SPORTS Klamath River is nearby for whitewater rafting and kayaking. HIKING - No FISHING Fishing: Yes Comments: Steelhead and Salmon at nearby Klamath River.

CAMPGROUND NAME: East Fork VISIT DATE: 06/03/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Lower Trinity NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Willow Creek RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Willow Creek, CA, take State Rt. 299 west 5.2 miles to campground on left. NOTE: There is no campground sign. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,500 ft. The campground stretches up a draw with campsites well spaced and located beside East Fork of Willow Creek. A thick understory of ferns and middlestory of young deciduous trees give each campsite ample privacy. With low hanging branches and limited turn- around, this campground is not recommended for RVs. The only RV- friendly sites are at entrance before the bridge, sites 1 and 2 . The numerous hardwoods make this an attractive campground, especially in fall. Several campsites are walk-in, some next to the creek, which can be heard throughout campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through October 15 - weather dependent NOTE: Call Ranger District Office to confirm season. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 9 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 2 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments Comments: The parking aprons are gravel, irregular and informal. Except for slide-ins, don't take RV past fee board. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: E-Ne-Nuck VISIT DATE: 06/07/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Orleans-Ukonom NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Orleans RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Orleans, CA, take State Rt. 96 west 8.4 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 400 ft. The campground is a small tear drop loop. For RVs, a second pass around the loop may be difficult without exiting campground and returning. It is heavily wooded with oak, cedar and Mandrone, providing ample shade. A couple campsites have fair privacy, but the remaining have poor privacy between campsites. While most sites have grilles, all have Klamath stone ovens with flat grilles on top. The campground also features a smoke house smoking fish caught in the nearby Klamath River. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open July 15 through October 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 3 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and gravel. Low hanging branches may be a problem for RVs. An RV waste station, with potable and no fee, is located across State Rt. 96 in Atkin Creek West campground. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Salmon and Steelhead in nearby Salmon River.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Fir Cove VISIT DATE: 05/23/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mad River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mad River RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Mad River, CA, take State Rt. 36 east 0.8 miles to Ruth Lake sign. Turn right after sign and go 10.3 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,775 ft. The campground stretches along a seasonal creek that empties into the 13,800-acre Ruth Lake, a short distance from the campground. It is nestled under a pleasant mixture of mature Douglas fir, oak, ponderosa pine and cedar trees. Two tent-only campsites straddle the "creek" with the table and grille across from the parking aprons. Some campsites have a view of Ruth Lake. The understory is grass that provides little privacy between campsites. Given the trail system and Ruth Lake, this destination campground provides excellent opportunities for hiking and aquatic activities. Not far from the campground, the privately run Ruth Lake Recreation Area (a.k.a. Ruth Lake Marina) provides: "Gas; fishing and boating supplies; licenses; bait store; patio and fishing boat rentals; wet moorage and dry storage." It is possible the entire campground or portion of it could be rented out to a group(s). For planning purposes, it is suggested the reservation system, above, be used to inquire or reserve a campsite for a single family or group. NOTE: Launching a boat into Ruth Lake requires an inspection (fee) to ensure aquatic invasive species (such as Quagga and Zebra mussels) are not introduced into the lake. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 25 through September 13 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 19 No. Grilles on Sites: 19 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. A designated potable water station is provided across from campsite 11 for filling water containers including RV water tanks. An RV waste station with potable water is available for no fee at the Hobart Creek RV campground (private) at south end of Ruth Lake. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 5 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Ruth Lake is 13,800 acres. A boat ramp is located at Ruth Lake Marina about 1.3 miles north of campground. Another is found at Ruth Lake Recreation Area. See aquatic invasive species inspection note in general comments. HIKING Bailey Vista Trail (foot) - 1 mile Lakeview Trail (foot) - 0.4 miles Pickett Peak Trail - (foot) 3 miles FISHING Small and Largemouth bass, catfish, rainbow trout, Kokonee salmon, bluegill and crappie

CAMPGROUND NAME: Fish Lake VISIT DATE: 06/07/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Orleans-Ukonom NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Orleans RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Orleans, CA, take State Rt. 96 west 8 miles to Fish Lake sign. Turn right onto Bluff Creek Rd. (Forest Rt. 13) and go 5.1 miles to another Fish Lake sign. Turn right at sign onto Forest Rt. 10N12 and go 2.9 miles to campground. NOTE: Forest Rt. 13 is a switchback, single lane paved, steep road with few turnouts. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,700 ft. The campground is a series of lush green overlapping loops beside Fish Lake. This lake is said to be the second largest body of fresh water in Humboldt County and is a nice location for canoeing or kayaking. While only a few campsites have a view of the lake, all are short stroll away. With abundance of fern, moss, and moist scent, the campground has a sub-tropical feel to it. Lilly pads grow profusely on one side of lake. Douglas fir and cedar provide ample shade and a thick middlestory provides excellent privacy between campsites. NOTES: 1. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. 2. Because of a fatal root desease, during wet periods, the Forest Service may temporarily close campground. Call the Ranger District Office for status. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 7 through September 30 NOTE: Because of weather and other issues, opening and closing dates may change; check with Ranger District Office. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 23 Total Sites: 24 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 24 No. Grilles on Sites: 24 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are paved, gravel, and dirt. Low-hanging branches are present at several parking aprons. An RV waste station with potable water and no fee at is located at Aiken Creek West (Forest Service) campground. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 2 Comments: Spigots are located at entrance to campground. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Fish Lake is 32 acres. HIKING Fish Lake Trail (foot) - 0.6 miles Provides access to a network of trails FISHING Rainbow trout, bass and bluegill

CAMPGROUND NAME: Grassy Flat VISIT DATE: 11/08/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Smith River National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Crescent City RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Crescent City, CA, take US Rt. 101 north 2.7 miles to US Rt. 199 (Grants Pass exit). Bear right onto Rt. 199 and go 18.8 miles to campground sign. Turn right and go 0.1 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 500 ft. The campground is located between Middle Fork of the Wild and Scenic Smith River and US Rt. 199. It is comprised of Pacific Madrones, Douglas Firs, Huckleberry shrubs and a mixture of other shrubs. Dense vegetation provides good privacy. The trees are not as large as those in neighboring campgrounds, but vegetation is denser. Expect some traffic noise. The campground is one of five in the Smith River National Recreation Area (NRA). There are limited groceries and gas in Hiouchi, CA. The Patrick Creek Lodge and Inn, built in 1926, is across highway from Patrick Creek campground (4.3 miles east on US Rt. 199) - it offers a cooks night out. Smith River is the last undamed and undiverted river in California. Some possible day trips are: Smith River NRA Visitor Center, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Smith River Scenic Byway (US Rt. 199), and Myrtle Creek Botanical Area. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 19 through September 16 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 19 No. Grilles on Sites: 19 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. There is waste station in rest area 14.5 miles north of campground on US Rt. 199. No potable water and no fee. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 6 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): Yes Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: There is access to the Smith River 0.1 miles from campground. River is rated Class I - V. HIKING There are no trails in the campground, but the following are in the NRA: Paradise Trail (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 1.1 miles French Hill (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 2.8 miles Summit Valley (foot and horse) - 8.1 miles FISHING Salmon, Steelhead and Cutthroat Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Mad River VISIT DATE: 05/23/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mad River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mad River RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Mad River, CA, take State Rt. 36 east 0.8 miles to Ruth Lake sign. Turn right after sign and go 4.6 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,500 ft. The campground, located on the banks of Mad River, has two loops - A and B. Loop A, found on a bluff overlooking the river, has vegetation composed mainly of oak trees and Manzanita giving the campsites an open and sunny feel. Some nice tent sites are also located on this loop. Loop B is heavily wooded with tall Douglas fir providing much shade with a greater number of RV-friendly campsites. Although Mad River looks like a good tubbing river, the water is very cold. The 13,800-acre Ruth Lake is about 3 miles south of campground. NOTE: If planning on boating in the lake (see Fir Cove campground for activities), launching a boat into it requires an inspection (fee) to ensure aquatic invasive species (such as Quagga and Zebra mussels) are not introduced into the lake. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 25 through September 13 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 7 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 33 Total Sites: 40 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 40 No. Grilles on Sites: 40 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 30' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. Look for some low-hanging branches. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 10 No. Threaded: 3 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Fishing: Yes Comments: Rainbow and Steelhead trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Panther Flat VISIT DATE: 11/08/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Smith River National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Crescent City RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Crescent City, CA, take US Rt. 101 north 2.7 miles to US Rt. 199 (Grants Pass exit). Bear right onto Rt. 199 and go 16.7 miles to campground. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 500 ft. The campground, with two overlapping loops, is located near the Middle Fork of the Wild and Scenic Smith River in a dense stand of Douglas fir, cedar and Pacific Madrone trees. Huckleberry shrubs dominate the understory. This campground is the most modern of the four campgrounds in the Smith River National Recreation Area (NRA). It is RV-friendly with the largest parking aprons in the NRA. The Patrick Creek Lodge and Inn, built in 1926, is across the highway from campground (5.5 miles east on US Rt. 199) and offers a cook's night out. Smith River is the last undamed and undiverted river in California. The campground is one of four in the Smith River National Recreation Area. There are limited groceries and gas in Hiouchi, CA. Some possible day trips are: Smith River NRA Visitor Center, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Smith River Scenic Byway (US Rt. 199), and Myrtle Creek Botanical Area. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day - single $30 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 38 Total Sites: 38 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 38 No. Grilles on Sites: 38 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 42' Comments: The parking aprons are paved with gravel extensions. There is a waste station in rest area 16.6 miles north of campground on US Rt. 199. No potable water, no fee. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 14 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Pay showers; showers are wheelchair friendly. WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): Yes Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: Campground is entry point for the Smith River - in day-use area. River is rated Class I-V. HIKING - No FISHING Salmon, Steelhead and Cutthroat Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Nordheimer Flat VISIT DATE: 06/08/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Orleans-Ukonom NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Orleans RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Orleans, CA, take State Rt. 96 east 6.7 miles to Salmon River Road sign. Turn right at sign and go 13.1 miles to campground on left. NOTE: Salmon Rd. narrows to a cliff-hugging single lane road - not RV friendly. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,100 ft. NOTE: Campground is actually in Klamath National Forest but is administered by Six Rivers National Forest. The campground, overlooking the Salmon River, meanders through various oak, Ponderosa pine, and Madrone trees. Popular as a base camp for kayakers, It is located at the start of a 6.2-miles stretch of Class IV and V rapids. Drive to campground affords some excellent views of the Salmon River, sometimes very far below the road. The understory is grass and rocks. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Service provided only from Memorial Day weekend through October 15. Potable water may not be available after July 4, 2007; check with Ranger District Office. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 11 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 7 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): Yes Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: Salmon River provides whitewater opportunities. HIKING Orleans Mtn Trail #7E16 FISHING Salmon and Steelhead - fishing rules in this area change often - check with California Dept. of Fish and Game.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Oak Bottom VISIT DATE: 06/08/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Orleans-Ukonom NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Orleans RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Orleans, CA, take State Rt. 96 east 6.7 miles to Salmon River Road sign. Turn right at sign and go 2.2 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 700 ft. NOTE: Campground is actually in Klamath National Forest but is administered by Six Rivers National Forest. The campground loops around a hill covered with Douglas fir, Mandrone, and a variety of deciduous trees. Across Salmon River Rd. is the Oak Bottom River Access and the end of a 20-mile stretch of the Salmon River whitewater. This is a quiet campground with lots of character. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Services provided April 15 through November 1. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 21 Total Sites: 24 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 24 No. Grilles on Sites: 24 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 36' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and dirt. Campsites 18, 19, and 20 are on dead-end road; no turn-around. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 9 No. Threaded: 4 WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): Yes Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: Salmon River is whitewater. HIKING - No FISHING Salmon and Steelhead

CAMPGROUND NAME: Patrick Creek VISIT DATE: 11/08/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Smith River National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Crescent City RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Crescent City, CA, take US Rt. 101 north 2.7 miles to US Rt. 199 (Grants Pass exit). Bear right onto Rt. 199 and go 21.9 miles to Patrick Creek Lodge. Turn right onto street across from the lodge and proceed into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 800 ft. The campground is located slightly above and adjacent to the Middle Fork of the Wild and Scenic Smith River. The trees are a mixture of Pacific Madrones, Tanoaks and Douglas Firs. It was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) between 1933 and 1935. Many of the structures built by the CCC remain. Some of the sites overlook the river. The Patrick Creek Lodge and Inn, built in 1926, is across the highway from entrance to campground and offers a cook's night out. Smith River is the last undamed and undiverted river in California. The campground is one of four in the Smith River National Recreation Area. There are limited groceries and gas in Hiouchi, CA. Some possible day trips are: Smith River NRA Visitor Center, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Smith River Scenic Byway (US Rt. 199), and Myrtle Creek Botanical Area. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 19 through September 16 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 40' Comments: The Parking aprons are paved with gravel extensions and all are about same size. There is waste station in rest area 14.5 miles north of campground on US Rt. 199. No potable water and no fee. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 6 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): Yes Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: Campground is entry point for the Smith River. It is rated Class I - V. HIKING "Campground to Lodge Trail" (foot, paved, wheelchair friendly, lighted) - 0.1 miles Patrick Creek Interpretive Trail (foot) - 0.2 miles The following are a few of the trails in the NRA: Paradise Trail (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 1.1 miles French Hill (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 2.8 miles Summit Valley (foot and horse) - 8.1 miles FISHING Salmon, Cutthroat Trout and Steelhead

CAMPGROUND NAME: Pearch Creek VISIT DATE: 06/08/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2017 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Orleans-Ukonom NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Orleans RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Orleans, CA, take State Rt. 96 east 0.9 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 500 ft. The campground is one loop and a tent-only spur just off State Rt. 96 making is a good location for transient camping. Madrone and Douglas fir provide ample shade, but with only a grass understory, privacy is minimal. The sound of Perch Creek can be heard throughout campground. Most of the campsites have the Klamath stone oven. Moss covered rocks and tree trunks add to the cooling effects of Pearch Creek. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 2 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 7 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 43' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. Campsites 2 through 5 are on a dead-end with no turn-around. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 6 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No




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