Grider Creek Campground
Grider Creek Campground is tucked along Grider Creek in the Klamath National Forest mountains, 5.2 miles south of Highway 89 near Seiad Valley. The main popularity of the campground is as base for hiking or horseback riding on the Pacific Crest Trail, which crosses a bridge and passes yards from the campground. (use the PCT button to read more about the Pacific Crest Trail here.) Hunters sometimes use the campground in the fall during deer season.
Grider Creek Campground has 10 secluded campsites which can accommodate tents and small RVs or trailers. Campers with horses will find two large corrals available along with parking for overnight stays or day use. Water for horses can be brought to the corrals from the creek, but there is no potable water. Campers should bring with them enough water to meet all their needs or should use proper camping water filters.
|Grider Creek Campground Amenities
||Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
||Vault toilets, no potable water, 2 corrals
||Available in Happy Camp
|Attractions near Grider Creek Campground:
||When water levels are safe, find possible swimming holes upstream from the bridge. Hike or horseback ride on the Pacific Crest Trail. Enjoy fishing in the Klamath River. Take off rafting or kayaking in the Klamath River with an experienced guide.
Pacific Crest Trail Information
Trail Miles Northbound from Grider Creek Campground
- Seiad Valley - 6.5 miles
- Fern Spring - 8.2 miles
- Kangaroo Spring trail junction - 16.6 miles
- Cook and Green Pass (short side trail to spring) - 21.3 miles
- Oregon-California Border - 42.3 miles
- Canada Border - 1,003.1 miles
Trail Miles Southbound from Grider Creek Campground
- Dirt road near Cold Springs Trailhead - 12 miles
- Tyler Meadows trail junction - 18.1 miles
- Paradise Lake - 20.4 miles
- Mexican Border - 1,646.9 miles
Seiad Valley, 6.5 miles north on PCT
Post Office, grocery store, cafe, RV park with camping, showers, and laundry
Always confirm mileages and directions with a reliable PCT source such as the Pacific Crest Trail Association's The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America's Wilderness Trail.
General Camping Information
Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, obtain firewood locally.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.