Oak Bottom Campground

Six Rivers National Forest


Six Rivers National Forest


Six Rivers National Forest
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to the Six Rivers National Forest find a variety of wonderful places to explore and things to do. Campers at Oak Bottom Campground are close to many fine attractions.

  • 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 Oak Bottom Campground Regulations

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

Oak Bottom Campground

Oak Bottom Campground is across the road from the Salmon River, 3 miles from its confluence with the Klamath River. Visitors to the campground appreciate its relative seclusion away from Highway 96 and its proximity to the beautiful Salmon River. The campground actually falls within the Klamath National Forest, but it is administered by Six Rivers National Forest.

In the spring rafting and kayaking are popular in the area while come mid to late summer, water levels subside and relaxed swimming and tubing become the favorite pastime. In fall and winter steelhead fishing draws anglers to the campground.

Oak Bottom Campground offers 26 campsites on a gently sloping hillside for tents and small RVs and trailers. Sites are shaded by a mixture of madrone and Douglas firs. One double campsite is available. Many sites can be reserved while others are first-come, first-served.

Oak Bottom Campground Basics
Oak Bottom Campground Location: Salmon River Road, 3 miles east of Highway 86
Elevation: 740 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Eureka - 95 miles, 2:10
Yreka - 111 miles, 2:29
Number of Sites: 26
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 Oak Bottom 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: #13
Fees: $10 per night
Reservations: Oak Bottom Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:30 PM, 2:00 PM

Oak Bottom 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
Supplies available in: Somes Bar - 2 miles
Orleans - 10 miles
Attractions near Oak Bottom Campground: Swim and tube in the Salmon River when water levels are safe. Fish in the river. A river access is located across the highway from the campground with a graded ramp leading down to parking on a cobble bar.

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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