Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Indian Scotty Campground (NFS)

Camping in Siskiyou CountyAlong the Scott River

Name of Campground:
Indian Scotty

Elevation: Approx. 2400 ft.
Number of campsites: 28 family sites. Group site available.
Affiliation: National Forest Campground – Klamath National Forest – Scott River Ranger District.
Open Dates: May thru October: Maximum Stay, 14 days.

Notes: This is one of those great campgrounds loved by locals. Quiet and beautiful. Right on the lovely Scott River. Great for tent campers, trailers, RV's, etc.

Location/address: Located off of Scott River Road approximately 14 miles from the town of Ft. Jones.

From Interstate 5: Exit at Yreka, exit # 773 (most southern exit) go west to intersection of S. Main St. and Ft. Jones Road (Hwy 3). Turn and go southwest on Hwy 3 about 17 miles to Ft. Jones. Some steep hills to note if pulling a trailer. At Ft. Jones continue through town until you reach the intersection of Scott River Road. Turn west on Scott River Road (County Rd. 7F01) about 18 miles. The road will eventually narrow, but is passable. Watch for Forest Route 44N45 on left across bridge. Indian Scotty Campground will be ½ mile on right.

Services: Groceries and supplies available in Yreka and Ft. Jones. Hospital in Ft. Jones and Yreka.

NFS link: Indian Scotty Campground

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

Scott River Ranger District
11263 N. Hiway 3
Ft. Jones, CA 96032
(530) 468-1298

Reservation information: Reservations required for group site.

Klamath National Forest website

Price for camping: $10 family site. $30 group site.
· Vault toilets
· Wheel Chair Access
· Picnic
· River Access
· Drinking Water
· Rafting
· Fishing
· Horseshoes
· Swimming -- River
· Hiking

General description: Campground is located in forested area adjacent to Scott River. Campground usually has campsites available. Shaded area in trees and mountains alongside river. Can be hot during summer days. Fishing in river alongside campground includes trout and steelhead. Tubing and swimming along with rafting and kayaking. Trails near the campground. Bears and other wildlife in area, but not often seen. Poison oak possible in the area. Campsites offer picnic tables and grills. Water is potable, but has high iron content. Currently new pipes and filtering system is being installed.

Trailer/RV suitability: Dirt/gravel roads in campground, a little bumpy. Max spur 65 feet. Lots of trees and some lower branches.

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