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part ofKlamath National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Tue Oct 13 2015   Season Dates


Curly Jack Campground is situated along the Klamath Wild and Scenic River near the former mining town of Happy Camp. Visitors enjoy boating and fishing on the river, and exploring local trails.

Natural Features:

The camp sits on the banks of the Klamath River at an elevation of 1,075 feet near a nexus of creeks, including Elk Creek, Doolittle Creek, Ikes Creek and Deer Lick Creek.

The Klamath National Forest is comprised of a vast array of mountains, streams and lakes straddling the California and Oregon border. The nearly 2-million acre forest includes five wilderness areas, one scenic byway, 200 miles of wild and scenic river and 1,100 miles of hiking and equestrian trails. Elevations range from 450 to 8,900 feet, making for varied topography and diverse plant and animal life.


Fishing, birding, hiking and river boating are popular options, as is scenic driving along the State of Jefferson Scenic Byway. Visitors can access the Klamath River from the campground.


The campground offers shaded single family sites, as well as four group sites that can accommodate up to 30 people each. Many sites have a view of the river. Group sites feature a general area for dispersed tent camping and a large gravel parking area for extra vehicles and trailers.

Nearby Attractions:

The campground is within walking distance to the town of Happy Camp. A few dining options and river outfitters are available.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Boat-In Sites
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • This is bear country; all food must be store in approved containers
  • Individual sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Garbage pickup available in summer only
  • Call Happy Camp Ranger District at 530-493-2243 for information about local conditions and recreational activities
  • Click here for more information on the Klamath National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.79361, -123.38278
41°47'37"N, 123°22'58"W

The campground is located just off Highway 96 in Happy Camp, Oregon.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

63822 HIGHWAY 96

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)493-2243
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