Pearch 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 a variety of wonderful places to explore and things to do. Campers at Pearch Creek Campground are lulled by the sounds of the nearby stream while the Klamath River is nearby.

  • 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 Campground


Klamath National Forest Campgrounds


Key Pearch Creek Campground Regulations

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

Pearch Creek Campground

Pearch Creek Campground is beside scenic Pearch Creek and close to the Klamath River, in Six Rivers National Forest. The small community of Orleans is 1 mile downstream from the campground. Campers enjoy relaxing in the cool of their campsite, hiking the short trail up Pearch Creek, and fishing in the Klamath River. Opportunities for whitewater rafting and kayaking are nearby. In late summer when water levels are safe, swimming and tubing are popular.

Pearch Creek Campground offers 10 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. Campsites enjoy shade from a mature hardwood and Douglas fir forest and the pleasant murmurs of Pearch Creek. Mossy rocks and trees add to the campground's cool environment. Campsites 2, 3, 4 and 5 are not recommended for trailers and RVs due to narrow access roads. Campsites may be reserved, but some campsites may also be available first-come, first-served.

Pearch Creek Campground Basics
Pearch Creek Campground Location: Off Highway 96, 1 mile north of Orleans
Elevation: 590 feet
Mileage and driving times from gateway cities: Eureka - 86 miles, 1:58
Yreka - 113 miles, 2:31
Number of Sites: 10
Open - Closed: May through 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 Pearch Creek 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: Some accessible sites
Fees: $10 per night
Reservations: Pearch Creek Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 3:00 PM, 2:00 PM

Pearch Creek Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill, some sites with rock camp stoves; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: Available in Happy Camp
Supplies available in Orleans - 1 mile
Attractions near Pearch Creek Campground: Fish along the Klamath River near the campground. hike the 1-mile trail up the side of Pearch Creek. Swim and tube in late summer if water levels are safe. Have your camera ready in case you spot Bigfoot.

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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