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Klamath National Forest opens Kangaroo Lake campground, others in progress

Yreka, Calif., June 14, 2024—Klamath National Forest crews have been busy working on campgrounds that needed work before opening. Kangaroo Lake Campground and Day Use Area will open this weekend with other sites still needing work before opening.

The forest is grateful for the cleanup assistance from the Backcountry Horsemen of California Top of the State Unit, Shasta-Trinity Unit and Redwood Unit around Carter Group and Hidden Horse campgrounds. These valuable partners also have three other volunteer events planned to help out on the Pacific Crest Trail north from Carter Summit and cleaning up after the falling operations at Big Flat. The forest also extends a thank you to CAL FIRE’s Deadwood crew for removing accumulated fuels on the ground at Kangaroo Lake. Forest recreation crews also had help from the forest’s fire and timber crews.

Here is a list of campgrounds updates.

  • Kangaroo Lake Campground and Day Use Area: Both sites will open Friday, June 14th with non-potable water.
  • Carter Meadows Group Site: In progress to open next weekend (June 21) with non-potable water.
  • Hidden Horse Campground: In progress to open next weekend (June 21) with non-potable water.
  • MtAshland Campground and Day Use Area: In progress to open within the next week or two.
  • Big Flat Campground and Trailhead: The Shasta-Trinity and Klamath national forests’ wilderness programs have dealt with most of the snags on the ground, and they have clean-up events with the Backcountry Horsemen in the planning stage for later in June and mid-July. Crews estimate that we are at least a month out from having the campground and trailhead in good working order, though most of the hazards have been mitigated.

For information and current updates about the Klamath National Forest’s campsites, trailheads, and day use areas, please visit, email [email protected], or call 530-842-6131. Please recreate responsibly and Leave No Trace.

Source: KNF Press Release

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