Sunday, July 21, 2013

Juanita Lake Campground

Photo of Juanita Lake
Copyright:  Hal Dill (used with permission)

Juanita Lake Campground
Along Hwy 97, near Macdoel

Brief description:  Campground set among fir trees with lake and mountain views.  Juanita Lake is a man made 55 acre lake regularly stocked with trout.  Bass and catfish are also caught at the lake.  There is a barrier free trail that circles the lake.

Open Dates:  May through October

Number of Campsites:  23 campsites with one double site  ~ 1  Large (50 person) group campsite.  Maximum spur 30 feet.    Group site is by reservation only. 

Length of Stay:  14 Days

Fees:  $15 per night, $20 per night for double site (#14) and $50 per night for Group Camping site.  Extra charges may occur for additional vehicles

Affiliation:  Klamath National Forest

Restrictions:  No motorized boats on the lake (no gas or electric motors).  Dogs must be on leash.  No ATV use.  No bicycles on the trails.

Location/Address:  Approximately 10 miles from Macdoel, California off of Hwy 97.  About 4 miles south of Macdoel look for Ball Mountain Road and go west approximately 3 miles to Forest Route 46N04, travel approximately 4 miles on Route 46N04 to campground.

Elevation:  Approx. 5100 feet.
Contact Information: 
Klamath National Forest Headquarters
1711 South Main Street
Yreka, CA  96097
(530) 842-6131

  • Fishing
  • Cleaning station for fish
  • Interpretive Site
  • Fishing jetties
  • Vault toilets
  • Tables and fire pit at each site
  • Drinking water
  • Large parking area

General Description:  A man made mountain lake, popular for fishing.  Nice camping area adjacent to the lake (not on the lake).  Mild days, medium usage.  Prepare for possible ticks and mosquitoes.  Deer and bobcats in area.   The lake remains at a fairly constant level, and the water in the lake is very cold year round.

Nearby Services:  Fuel, and groceries (minimal) about 8 miles in Mt. Hebron or 10 miles in Macdoel both very small towns.  Nearest medical facility would be in Klamath Falls, Oregon approximately 59 miles north on Hwy 97 or Mercy Medical Center in Mt. Shasta, CA south on Hwy 97 at 62 miles away.

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