Bluff Creek Day Use Area, Six Rivers National Forest
Photo © Becky Bacon
Bluff Creek is a tributary to the Klamath River, and drains approx. 48,000 acres of steep forested terrain of the Six Rivers National Forest. The mainstem of Bluff Creek is over 25 miles long, drains north to south and consists of a varied species of conifers and hardwoods. From the day use area you can observe where the mighty power of Bluff Creek during the 1964 flood, clawed through the hillside creating a new path for the creeks confluence with the Klamath River.
The Bluff Creek area offers several developed campgrounds to enjoy, including E-NE-NUCK, Aikens Creek and Fish Lake Campground and hiking trails. Whitewater rafting and fishing are available in the adjacent Klamath River or downstream to the Trinity River. Care to venture farther up the drainage you will find several small lakes and dispersed camping areas such as Louse Camp, Divide Lake, Notice Creek, and other area's available to explore.
The lower portion of Bluff Creek along the Klamath River is accessible year round, while the upper portions are closed during wet weather months to prevent the spread of Port Orford Root Disease introduced in the early 90's.
Fees: Fees for camping in the developed campgrounds start at $10.00/night.
All developed sites in the area offer ADA facilities for over night camping.
Pets are required to be on a leash in the developed campgrounds.