Sunday, February 15, 2009

Bridge Flat Campground (NFS)

Name of Campground
: Bridge Flat

This small, but nice campground is located right on the Scott River near river access with good fishing, rafting in spring, swimming in summer.  We are sorry to report:  At last visit it appears that the Forest Service has eliminated this campground for "official" camping.  The area is still accessible right off of the road, but the signs have been removed as well as the tables and other amenities.  It is believed the area is still available for day use and camping as a "dispersed area".  Please contact the Forest Headquarters for up to date information.

Elevation: Approximately 2,200 ft.

Number of Campsites: 4 family sites. Sites are flat and is handicap accessible.

Day use
: Available

Affiliation: National Forest Campground Klamath National Forest ~ Scott River Ranger District.

Hiking: Across the road from the Kelsey Creek Trail. Nice day hikes and longer trips into the Marble Mountain Wilderness.

Open Dates: Most sites within the Klamath National Forest are open from mid-May through mid-October. Some sites may be available with reduced services.

Campsites are on first come basis.

Price: Free! 

  • Picnic
  • River Access nearby
  • Floating the river ~ summer
  • Rafting the river ~ spring
  • Swimming the river ~ summer
  • Hiking
  • Seasonal Fishing
  • Water View
  • Immediate access from road
  • Handicapped accessible
Please note: Drinking water is not available. Pack garbage out.  The Forest Service says if you use river water to drink or cook with, be sure and boil properly or have an adequate filtration system.

General Description:

Campground is in forested area adjacent to Scott River Road and at water's edge, however, located above on a cliff. Shaded area in trees. Undergrowth dry in mid to late summer. Wildlife may include black bears, deer, mountain lions, birds of prey. Poison oak may be in the area.

Services: Store and services 17 miles at Fort Jones. Major supplies in Yreka on Interstate 5. Automobile fuel services available in Fort Jones. Nearest Hospital and full service emergency room: Yreka, however, emergency medical services may be available in Fort Jones.

Directions from Yreka: Take the first exit (heading north) from Yreka on Interstate 5 for Highway 3. Turn south from the first stop light after exit at intersection towards Fort Jones. Travel past WalMart and drive to Fort Jones, about 15 miles. Note: If towing a trailer, parts of the road is steep in some areas, but passable. Drive through the town of Fort Jones and continue on Hwy 3 until the Scott River Road which will on the right just at the end of town. The road will be at the corner where the Scott River Ranger District Station is located. Follow the Scott River Road for approximately 17 miles. Just prior to the campground a small bridge will be crossed.

Location/address: Located on Scott River Road about 17 miles from Fort Jones.

Map link: Bridge Flat Campground


Klamath National Forest Headquarters
1711 South Main Street
Yreka, CA 96097
(530) 842-6131

Scott River Ranger District
11263 N. Highway 3
Fort Jones, CA 96032
(530) 468-5351

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