Sarah Totten 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 Sarah Totten Campground are right on the Klamath River and near many popular attractions in the area.

  • Fish along the beautiful Klamath River.
  • Get your thrills river rafting on the On the Klamath River with an experienced rafting company: River Country Rafting, Klamath River Rafting
  • Visit the historic Fort Goff Cemetery along the Klamath River near Seiad Valley.
  • Hike on the famous Pacific Crest Trail using the Seiad Trailhead.
  • 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 Sarah Totten 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.

Sarah Totten Campground

Curly Jack Campground rests along the Klamath River, 36 miles west of Interstate 5 via Highway 96. Visitors to the campground enjoy its scenic location and the convenience of nearby river rafting and fishing. Salmon fishing in the fall and steelhead in the winter attract a good number of campers.

A mile to the west are the crumbled ruins of Hamburg, once of thriving town of 5,000 in the 1880s. Today visitors see the remnants of a store, post office, saloon, and other businesses. Sarah Totten operated the store/hotel in town until her death in 1930. She donated the land for the campground.

Sarah Totten Campground has 8 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. Campsites are shaded by oaks. Sarah Totten Campground also offers 2 Group Campsites.

Sarah Totten Campground Basics
Sarah Totten Campground Location: Highway 96, one mile east of Hamburg
Elevation: 1,535feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Yreka - 41 miles, 54 minutes
Redding - 140 miles, 2:29
Number of Sites: 8
Open - Closed: May through October
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2
Pets: on leash, always attended
Happy Camp Ranger District: (530) 493-2243

Reservations for Sarah Totten Campground
Reservations Standard campsites listed as first-come, first-served
Reservations are required for Group Campsites.
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 28 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: Some facilities are accessible
Fees: $10 per night
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 11:00 AM

Sarah Totten Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water available mid-May through mid-October
Showers: No
Dump station: Available in Happy Camp
Attractions near Sarah Totten Campground: Enjoy fishing in the Klamath River. Take off rafting or kayaking in the river with an experienced guide. Hike on the Pacific Crest Trail starting at the Grider Creek Trailhead. Tour the remnants of historic Hamburg.

Group Campsites at Sarah Totten Campground

Sarah Totten Campground has 4 group campsites. Each can accommodate up to 30 people and 5 vehicles. Group sites feature a general area for dispersed tent camping and a parking area for extra vehicles and trailers.
Fees: $50
Reservations: Sarah Totten 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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