Dillon Creek Campground

Six Rivers National Forest


Six Rivers National Forest


Six Rivers National Forest
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to the Six Rivers National Forest find many scenic places to enjoy. Campers at Dillon Creek Campground have both good rafting nearby and great swimming in mid to late summer. Nearby are other popular destinations.

  • Fish, raft, and kayak along the Salmon River, designated as a Scenic and Recreational River. Take advantage of the Ti Bar River Access.
  • Hike on the Steinacher Creek Path and the Wooley Creek Path.
  • Saddle up for trail rides from the Ten Bear trailhead, Bridge Creek, Haypress Trail, and dozens of others.
  • Get your thrills river rafting on the On the Klamath River with an experienced rafting company: River Country Rafting, Klamath River Rafting
  • Explore the Siskiyou Wilderness.
  • Hike on the famous Pacific Crest Trail.
  • Set out OHVing on the Lubbs Trail near Orleans or any of several trails in the Mad River area.

Nearby Campgrounds

Six Rivers National Forest Campgrounds


Klamath National Forest Campgrounds


Key Dillon Creek 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.

Dillon Creek Campground

Dillon Creek Campground is beside its namesake creek and near the Klamath River in the Six Rivers National Forest. The campground is along Highway 96, 22 miles south of Happy Camp and 23 miles north of Orleans. Campers find great swimming and tubing in scenic swimming holes along the Klamath River when water levels are safe. The river is popular for rafting and kayaking for miles downstream to the Green Riffle Access Point. Beyond Green Riffle, the river is unsafe as it plunges over Ishi Pishi Falls.

Dillon Creek Campground has 21 campsites for tents and small RVs and trailers. Campsites are "carved into the mountain slopes", providing shelter, shade, and privacy. Many sites can be reserved while others are first-come, first-served.

Dillon Creek Campground Basics
Dillon Creek Campground Location: Off Highway 96, 23 miles north of Orleans and 22 miles south of Happy Camp
Elevation: 1,780 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Eureka - 108 miles, 2:22
Yreka - 92 miles, 2:00
Number of Sites: 21
Open - Closed: Mid-May through mid-October
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 (fee for additional vehicle)
Pets: on leash, always attended
Orleans Ranger District: (530) 627-3291

Reservations for Dillon Creek Campground
Reservations Reservations can be made from 3 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Some campsites are available first-come, first-served.
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 25 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: #4
Fees: $10 per night
Reservations: Dillon Creek Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:30 PM, 2:00 PM

Dillon Creek Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: Available in Happy Camp
Attractions near Dillon Creek Campground: Swim and tube in the Klamath River when water levels are safe. Fish in the river. Visit “Oogaromtok” (Frog Pond), starting on Road 14N69 (¼-mile south of Dillon Creek turnoff on Hwy. 96), then 2 miles later to 14N21 and 4 miles later 13N13. Take the scenic drive to Nordheimer Flat up the Salmon River Road.

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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