Fish Lake 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 Fish Lake Campground have Fish Lake before them and all the attractions of the National Forest nearby..

  • Fish, raft, and kayak along the Klamath River.
  • 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 Fish Lake 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.

Fish Lake Campground

Fish Lake Campground is 20 miles south of Orleans in the Six Rivers National Forest. The small community of Weitchpec is 12 miles to the south on Highway 96. The campground is in a mixed hardwood and conifer forest with many fir and Port-Orford-Cedar trees. Fish Lake offers good sport for bluegill, trout, and bass from boats. A boat ramp is available in the campground. Only non-motorized boats are permitted on the tiny lake. Aquatic vegetation limits shoreline fishing. Around the lake is a network of 5 miles of pleasant hiking trails, some connecting to other lakes in the area.

Port-Orford-cedar root disease may cause the campground to close at times, so it is wise to check ahead. The effort is to limit the spread of disease spores in the wet soil. The most common times are rainy periods from October through May.

Fish Lake Campground has 24 shaded campsites for tents and small RVs and trailers. Campsites are arranged in several loops near the lake's shore. Many sites can be reserved while others are first-come, first-served.

Fish Lake Campground Basics
Fish Lake Campground Location: Off Highway 96, 4 miles north of Weitchpec. Take Bluff Creek Road (Forest Road 13N01) for 5 miles to Fish Lake Road (Forest Road 10N12). There turn right and continue for 3 miles to the campground entrance.
Elevation: 1,810 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Eureka - 79 miles, 1:45
Redding - 131 miles, 2:58
Number of Sites: 24
Open - Closed: Late-May through September, depending on weather
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 Fish Lake 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: 20 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: #19, 20, 22
Fees: $10 per night
Reservations: Fish Lake Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:30 PM, 2:00 PM

Fish Lake Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Fish Lake Campground: Try your luck casting your line into Fish Lake (best from a boat). Hike around the lake or take 1½-mile trails to nerby Red Mountain Lake and Blue Lake. Keep your camera handy in case you spot Bigfoot. Fish for salmon and steelhead in the Klamath River during season.

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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