Indian Scotty Campground

Klamath National Forest

Klamath National Forest
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to the Klamath National Forest find great adventures along the rivers and in the acres of forest. Campers at Indian Scotty Campground are beside the Scott River and near many popular attractions in the area.

  • Fish along the beautiful Scott River.
  • Get your thrills river rafting on Scott River with an experienced rafting company such as Momentum River Expeditions.
  • Visit the Fort Jones Museum.
  • Hike into the Marble Mountain Wilderness.
  • Hike from the Happy Camp Town Trailhead for views of the local area.
  • Saddle up for a trail ride starting at the Grider Creek Trailhead. The trail follows Grider Creek south for approximately 12 miles through old growth forest and eventually crosses the Kelsey National Recreation Trail.
  • Enjoy a picnic at the covered shelter at Grouse Gap Picnic Area. Take in views of Mt. Shasta.
  • Spend time touring some of the local botanical areas such as Sutcliffe Creek (featuring old growth Port Orford-cedar), Rhododendron Patch, and Preston Peak Botanical Area (featuring a variety of conifers).
  • Head out to the Humbug OHV Recreation Area.

Nearby Campgrounds

Klamath National Forest Campgrounds

Key Indian Scotty Campground Regulations

  1. Obtain firewood locally to avoid the spread of invasive pests.
  2. Secure food and scented items so that bears cannot get to them.
  3. Dogs must be on leash and attended at all times.
  4. Fires are only permitted in provided fire rings.

Indian Scotty Campground

Indian Scotty Campground is along the Scott River in the Klamath National Forest, 32 miles southwest of Yreka. The Scott River provides good fishing and in the mid to late summer, swimming when water levels are safe. Late in the year the river can resemble a stream more than a river. Hiking trails lead south into the Marble Mountain Wilderness.

Indian Scotty Campground has 28 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents surrounded by a forest of cedar, Douglas fir and Pondarosa pine. Some campsites have river views. All the standard campsites are first-come, first-served. Indian Scotty Campground also offers a Group Campsite.

Indian Scotty Campground Basics
Indian Scotty Campground Location: Off Scott River Road, 14 miles west of Fort Jones
Elevation: 2,500 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway cities: Yreka - 32 miles, 47 minutes
Redding - 127 miles, 2:12
Number of Sites: 28
Open - Closed: May through October
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2
Pets: on leash, always attended
Scott River Ranger District: (530) 468-1298

Reservations for Indian Scotty Campground
Reservations Standard campsites are first-come, first-served
Reservations are required for Group Campsites.
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 30 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: Many sites and facilities are accessible
Fees: $10 per night
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 11:00 AM

Indian Scotty Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, piped water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Indian Scotty Campground: Fish for trout or steelhead in the Scott River during fishing seasons. Swim and tube in the river when water levels are safe. Make an overnight hike into the Marble Mountain Wilderness to Lower Wright Lake. Visit Jones Beach Picnic Area 1 mile to the east.

Group Campsites at Indian Scotty Campground

Indian Scotty Campground has 1 group campsite that can accommodate up to 50 people and 5 vehicles. The group site includes a playground.
Fees: $50
Reservations: Indian Scotty Campground Reservations

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.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

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