Friday, May 27, 2016

Lover's Camp

Brief description:  Beautiful treed area in the Marble Mountain wilderness area.  Tent camping only.  Many hiking and riding trails in this area.  The camp has 3 areas, corrals for horses and/or mules for packing into the mountains, parking area for livestock trailers, and a nice paved parking area for autos.  Walk into campsites.

Open Dates:  Open in May to October

Number of Campsites:   8 tent sites

Length of Stay:  14 days maximum

Fees:  Free!

Affiliation: Klamath National Forest Service

Location/Address:  Camp is located approximately 24 miles from Ft. Jones, California off of Hwy 3 and Scott River Road.  From Yreka travel Hwy 3 to Ft. Jones, take the Scott River Road for approximately 14 miles to the Indian Scotty and Lover’s Camp turn off.  (Sign post is well marked at turn).  Travel past Indian Scotty Camp and continue on the one lane paved road for 8 miles.  Some parts of the road are steep, and it is a winding road.  Watch for oncoming traffic, there are turnouts available.  In the spring runoff some places the water may cross the road.  The campground has essentially 3 areas, the first is horse corrals, the second area has the sign for the campground and the area is available for camping and parking livestock trailers.  Continue past the camping area sign for about ¼ mile and there will be a large paved parking lot adjacent to walk in campsites.

Elevation:  4,300 ft.

Contact Information:

Klamath National Forest
Supervisor’s  Office
1711 South Main Street
Yreka, CA  96097
(530) 842-6131

·       Vault toilets
·       Fire rings
·       Some tables
·       Parking area
·       Water for horses only, not potable!
·       Gather firewood locally
·       Fishing in nearby lakes
     Livestock corrals

General Description:  Located in the trees with views of the Marble Mountain Wilderness.  Tent camping areas only, walk in.  Deer, bears, and birds frequent the area.  No trash service, no drinking water.  Bring in your own water, as well as water for dowsing campfires.  Remove all trash you bring in as well as clean up after dogs, and pack out.  Dogs on leash only.  Summers are moderate.  Contact the Forest Service for Packing Outfitters who are authorized to operate in the area.  Many trails give access to the Marble Mountain Wilderness via Canyon Creek and Red Rock Trails.  This is a lightly used campground.

Nearby Services:  (groceries, medical, etc.)  Nearest fuel and food located in Ft. Jones, approximately 24 miles.  Nearest Emergency room access would be Fairchild Medical Center in Yreka, approximately 42 miles.  Major supplies available in Yreka, California (42 miles).

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