Klamath National Forest covers a total area of more than 1.7 million acres of land in Siskiyou County, California and in Jackson County, Oregon. The forest can be accessed mainly using the I-5 that will get you close to the California-Oregon border where the forest is located. Some of the nearby civic and metropolis areas near the forest include Orleans, Happy Camp, and Etna.
There are several unique and luring attractions to the forest including more than 100 glacial lakes, 152 miles of scenic rivers and 200 miles of river system primed for rafting. Additionally, you will also find the Living Memorial Sculpture Garden, that was created to honor veterans and other people affected by wars in the battle zone and at home.
Furthermore, the forest has four officially designated wilderness areas that are a part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. These wilderness areas include Marble Mountain Wilderness, Russian Wilderness, Red Buttes Wilderness, Siskiyou Wilderness, and Trinity Alps Wilderness. Some of these wilderness areas extend into neighboring national forests.
Besides the attractions listed above, Klamath National Forest also attracts visitors who love outdoor activities like whitewater rafting, swimming, hunting, mountain biking, camping, horseback riding, hiking, mountain climbing, fishing, spelunking, snowmobiling, cross-country and downhill skiing. Amenities in the forest that facilitate these activities include 36 campgrounds, resorts (concession operated), dispersed camping, picnic sites, and trails.
Dogs are allowed into Klamath National Forest, but there are several restrictions designed to protect the environment, other visitors and their pets in the forest. Some of the basic rules that you need to be aware of regarding pets and dogs include the following. First, your dog must always be leashed (the leash must not be more than six feet in length).
If your dog is not leashed, you must ensure that your pooch is in a secured enclosure. Additionally, it is crucial to be aware of the areas of the forest that you are permitted to visit and the areas that you are prohibited from visiting with your dog. Furthermore, you should always clean up after your dog and ensure that you dispose of your dog’s poop in the right designated areas.