Discover the Beauty of Dillon Creek Campground in Six Rivers National Forest

Nestled along Highway 96, 22 miles south of Happy Camp and 23 miles north of Orleans, Dillon Creek Campground is a haven for nature lovers. Set beside its namesake creek and near the Klamath River in the Six Rivers National Forest, this campground offers 21 campsites, each providing a unique blend of shelter, shade, and privacy. From thrilling rafting and kayaking adventures to serene moments by the Klamath River, Dillon Creek Campground is the perfect escape into the natural wonders of Northern California.

Map & Reservations

Top Tips for Campers at Dillon Creek Campground

  • Mountainous Shelter: Embrace the charm of campsites “carved into the mountain slopes,” offering a unique camping experience with natural shelter, shade, and privacy.
  • River Adventures: Make the most of the Klamath River’s offerings, from thrilling rafting and kayaking to the enjoyment of scenic swimming holes when water levels are safe.
  • Reservations Wisdom: If planning a visit between late May and September, consider making reservations for your preferred campsite, ensuring a stress-free camping experience.
  • Pack Bear-Safe: Given the natural surroundings, secure your food and scented items to prevent bear encounters. Follow campground regulations for a safe and enjoyable stay.
  • Local Firewood: Contribute to the conservation of the forest by obtaining firewood locally, preventing the spread of invasive pests.

Top Strategies and Tactics for Maximum Camping Enjoyment

  • Ideal Seasons: Plan your visit between mid-May and mid-October for optimal weather conditions, avoiding extreme temperatures and ensuring a pleasant camping experience.
  • Morning Arrival: Arrive early in the day, ideally around mid-morning or early afternoon, to secure your preferred campsite and make the most of your first day at Dillon Creek.
  • River Activities: Enjoy the Klamath River to the fullest during mid to late summer when swimming and tubing conditions are at their best. Engage in fishing, rafting, and kayaking adventures.
  • Explore Nearby Trails: Embark on scenic hikes along the Steinacher Creek Path and the Wooley Creek Path. For horse enthusiasts, discover various trail rides from the Ten Bear trailhead, Bridge Creek, Haypress Trail, and more.
  • OHV Excursions: If you seek thrills, explore the Lubbs Trail near Orleans or venture into the Mad River area for exciting OHV (Off-Highway Vehicle) adventures.

Recommendations on Camping Gear for an Optimal Experience

  • Camp Cooking Essentials: Elevate your camping cuisine with essential gear, including a reliable camp stove, cookware, and utensils. Explore our gearlist account for specific recommendations.
  • Comfortable Sleeping Systems: Maximize your comfort under the stars with a cozy sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and a comfortable camping pillow. Prioritize restful nights during your camping adventure.
  • Layered Clothing: Be prepared for varying temperatures by packing layered clothing. Include waterproof and insulated options to ensure comfort in changing weather conditions.
  • River Activities Gear: If you plan on enjoying river activities, consider bringing appropriate gear such as swimwear, water shoes, and safety equipment for rafting or kayaking.
  • Explore Our Gearlist: Check our gearlist account for specific recommendations on camp cooking, sleeping systems, overlanding setups, backpacks, and clothing to optimize your camping experience.

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Immerse yourself in the scenic beauty and outdoor adventures that Dillon Creek Campground and Six Rivers National Forest have to offer. Follow these tips and strategies to make the most of your camping trip, creating lasting memories amidst Northern California’s stunning natural landscapes.