Friday, April 9, 2010

Brown Bear River Access/Camping

Brown Bear River Access
is also available for camping, Free! Up to 14 days. Fire permits are required, but are also free.

Affiliation: National Forest Service/Cal Trans
Number of campsites: Approximately 6
Open Dates: Year Round, or roads permitting
Location/address: Klamath National Forest along Klamath River
Elevation: approximately 1600 feet.
Fee: None. 14 day limit. Max Spur approximately 30 feet for some spaces.

Location: Alongside Highway 96 (State of Jefferson Highway) approximately 2 miles east of the small settlement of Horse Creek, CA or approximately 30 miles from Yreka on Hwy 96.

Directions from Yreka: Accessible off of Interstate 5 at Yreka, CA. From Yreka take Main Street going north. Main Street is Historic Highway 99, currently known as Highway 263 or Hwy 3. Travel about 7 miles to intersect Highway 96 (State of Jefferson Highway). Take a hard left and travel approximately 30 miles west. Look for signs for river access (easily visible when heading East). The river access/camping area will be on the river side of the road.

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

Amenities: Primitive

  • Fire rings
  • River access
  • Fire permit required for campfire, barbeque, or portable camp stove (free and available at Klamath National Forest Headquarters in Yreka or satellite ranger stations)
  • No water
  • No restroom facilities
  • No trash services, pack it out

General description: Nicely situated along side Klamath River. Good trout fishing. Dirt/Gravel parking, but several nice flat spaces. Easy entrance. Good shade and good river access.

Nearby Services: Groceries at Quigley's Store (Hwy 96 going East, or Yreka ~ going West, Happy Camp.) Full service hospital in Yreka.

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