Tree of Heaven Campground

Klamath National Forest

Klamath National Forest
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to the Klamath National Forest many wonderful places to explore. Campers at Tree of Heaven Campground are beside 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 Tree of Heaven 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.

Tree of Heaven Campground

Tree of Heaven Campground is along the Klamath River in the Klamath National Forest, 7 miles west of Interstate 5 on Highway 96. The campground was named for a tree imported by 19th century Chinese residents of the area. The Tree of Heaven reminded them of their homeland. Visitors to the area enjoy fishing, rafting, and hiking. There is a concrete boat ramp and concrete, accessible sidewalk to the water's edge. Ample parking is available for trailers. A short interpretive trail is near the campground. The campground also has a large group day use area with a volleyball court and horseshoe pit.

Cautions: Because of rapids and waterfalls on the river, the Forest Service cautions, "Boaters and rafters should research the river thoroughly before attempting to navigate on their own." Due to swift currents, swimmers and waders are cautioned to use care and only go in the water when levels are safe.

Tree of Heaven Campground features 21 shaded campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. Ten of the sites can accommodate RVs up to 35 to 40 feet, the others from 25 to 38 feet. The paved road into the campground, however, is steep, narrow, and winding. Many of the campsites can be reserved.

Tree of Heaven Campground Basics
Tree of Heaven Campground Location: Off Highway 96, 7 miles west of Interstate 5
Elevation: 1,945 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway cities: Yreka - 13 miles, 17 minutes
Medford, OR - 47 miles, 56 minutes
Number of Sites: 21
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 Tree of Heaven Campground
Reservations Reservations are available from 4 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 30 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: #1
Fees: $15 per night
Reservations: Tree of Heaven Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 11:00 AM

Tree of Heaven Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, piped water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Tree of Heaven Campground: Enjoy fishing in the Klamath River. Experienced rafters and kayakers favor putting their craft into the water at the ramp below Iron Gate Reservoir and taking out at Tree of Heaven, 17½ miles. Play volleyball or horseshoes. Stroll the ¼-mile Interpretive 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.

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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