Friday, April 9, 2010

Skeahan Bar River Access/Camping

Skeahan Bar River Access/Camping

Affiliation: National Forest Service ~ Klamath National Forest

Number of Campsites: Unknown, but large area could easily accommodate up to 10 - 15 campsites depending on size of vehicle or tents. Large motor homes could access places to camp in this area.

Fire permits required for this area, available at Klamath National Forest Headquarters in Yreka.

Open Dates: Year round

Length of Stay: 14 Days Maximum

Elevation: Approximately 1600 feet

Fee: None!

Location/Address: Located on Hwy 96 west of Interstate 5. Approximately 3 miles from the Tree of Heaven campsites and 14 miles from Yreka.

Directions from Yreka: Take any of the Yreka exits from Interstate 5 into Yreka towards the west. Take Main Street going north (approximately 1 block from Interstate). Main Street in Yreka is the historic Hwy 99, currently known as Hwy 263. Travel about 7 miles north on old Hwy 99 (263) to the intersection of Hwy 96 after just crossing the bridge over the Klamath River. Turn left (west) onto Hwy 96. (Hwy 96 is the State of Jefferson Highway). Travel approximately 7 miles and look for the Skeahan Bar River Access almost adjacent to the Cayuse Day use area. The river access will be on the river side (south side) of the road.


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

National Forest Information

Amenities: Primitive Camping
  • some fire rings made of stones
  • river access
  • no potable water
  • no bathroom facilities
  • no trash pick up, pack out all trash
  • fire permit required, free at Klamath National Forest Headquarters
  • easy access from road with RV or trailer, room to park and maneuver
  • one or two tables with benches
  • both open and shaded areas, pine and oak
General Description: Nicely situated along the Klamath River, dirt, and gravel areas. Good fishing. Easy entrance. Photos above are of this camp area.

Nearby Services: Full services available in Yreka, including medical, approximately 14 miles. Closest services at Quigley's Store west on Hwy 96 approximately 2 or 3 miles. (rough estimate)

1 comment:

  1. This is a beautiful area on the Klamath River that was a originally a mining claim for the Skeahan family. Agnes Skeahan lived there and was my grandmother.