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ATTENTION: This facility is closed from 06/03/2015 to 06/09/2015.


part ofSix Rivers National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Fri Sep 25 2015   Season Dates


Fish Lake Campground lies on the shore of its namesake at the northwestern edge of Six Rivers National Forest. Lily pads thrive on the lake, and Douglas fir and cedar trees provide ample shade and a secluded camping experience.

Natural Features:

Located about 1,780 feet above sea level, the campground is nestled in a mixed hardwood and conifer forest with fir and Port Orford cedar trees that provide low-level shade and friendly midsummer breezes.

Fish Lake is believed to be the second-largest freshwater lake in California's Humboldt County. Some campsites offer sweeping lake views, while others are within a short walk of the water.


Canoeing and swimming are popular activities on the lake. The kayaking, whitewater rafting and fishing at the nearby Klamath, Trinity and Salmon Rivers is considered some of the best in northern California.

Campers can hike a system of trails, including the Blue Lake, Red Lake and Fish Lake trails, all of which have trailheads in the campground.

Visitors also enjoy fishing for trout, bluegill, and bass in the lake or explore native plants and wildlife throughout the lush region.


Fish Lake Campground offers 24 reservable campsites on the west side of Fish Lake. Sites are suitable for both tent and RV camping. Vault toilets, drinking water, tables and combination fire ring grills are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Weitchpec, California, located about 12 miles north of the campground, is home to a Native American Yurok tribe, and Yurok tribal offices, a community center, a small grocery store and gas station are available.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Accessible Pit Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Berry Picking
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water
  • Event Area
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Recycling
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Trailer Parking
Within 10 Miles
  • RV sites
  • River Access
  • Sewer Hookups
Know Before You Go
  • This is bear country; safe food storage containers are required
  • Fees apply for additional vehicles
  • Additional parking is available at the day-use and boat ramp areas
  • Boat ramp available near campground entrance
  • Additional sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • There are no sewer or electric hookups available
  • Click here to learn more about the Six Rivers 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):
41.26417, -123.68444
41°15'51"N, 123°41'4"W

From Orleans, California, take State Route 96 south for about 8 miles. Turn north on Bluff Creek Road and continue about 4.7 miles to Forest Road. Turn right and continue almost 3 miles to the campground.

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Phone Number:

Project Office: (530)627-3291
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