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part ofSix Rivers National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Wed Oct 28 2015   Season Dates


Oak Bottom Campground is located on a gently sloping hillside in the expansive Six Rivers National Forest in northwest California. It offers a peaceful camping environment, far from road noise and other distractions.

This is not the Oak Bottom Campground at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Call (530) 359-2269 to make reservations at Whiskeytown.

Natural Features:

The campground loops around a forested hillside of mixed Douglas fir and hardwood forest at a 700-foot elevation. Large deciduous trees provide ample shading for multiple sites within the campground, and a variety of wildlife makes its home in the area.


Located near the California Salmon River, the campground is popular with whitewater enthusiasts in the spring. Many challenging rapids ranging from class 3 to 5 are available.

Swimming is also popular in the summer and numerous river access areas are a short drive or walk from the campground.

In the fall, salmon and steelhead trout fishing in the nearby Klamath River is known to be some of the best in the state.


The campground offers several single-family sites. Each site is equipped with a table and grill, and vault toilets and drinking water are provided. A campground host is available to answer any questions or provide information.

Nearby Attractions:

The small town of Somes Bar is 2.5 miles from the campground, where propane, groceries, a post office and tackle are available at a general store.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trash Collection
  • Visitor Center
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Berry Picking
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Grocery Store
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Medical Facilities
  • Pay Phone
  • Ranger Station
  • River Access
  • Swimming
  • Trailheads
  • Tubing
Know Before You Go
  • There are no electricity, water or sewer hookups
  • Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Fees will be collected for additional vehicles
  • Extra parking is available a short walking distance from the campground
  • Click here to learn more about the Six Rivers National Forest

Oak Bottom Campground is currently experiencing a greater amount of bears in the area. Visitors are required to comply with the following to ensure a safe and undisturbed visit:
  • Never leave food items unattended
  • Please keep all food and toiletries stored in airtight containers
  • Properly dispose all garbage in provided bear-proof receptacles
  • Do not store food in your tent or sleeping bag
  • Do not feed the bears
  • 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):
41.37722, -123.45139
41°22'38"N, 123°27'5"W

From Highway 96, take Salmon River Road/Forest Highway 93 for 2.3 miles to Oak Bottom Campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

P.O. BOX 410
ORLEANS  CA  95556

Phone Number:

Project Office: (530)627-3291
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