Oak Bottom Campground Six Rivers National Forest California

1201 Salmon River Road
Somes Bar, California 95568
530 359-2269

Oak Bottom Campground (Six Rivers National Forest) has 26 campsites and is located near the California Salmon River. It is also 2.5 miles away from the small town of Somes Bar. This is NOT the Oak Bottom Campground at Whiskeytown Reservoir.

Campground amenities include drinking water, vault toilets and trash collection. It is open all year and cell service is not available in the area. Firewood is available for sale from the camp host. Campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs (25 to 40 feet). Each site also has a table, fire ring and grill.

Other campgrounds in the area include Pearch Creek (6 miles), Dillon Creek (14 miles) and Fish Lake (14 miles).

Area Recreation & Activities

The campground is popular with whitewater enthusiasts in the spring. Many challenging rapids ranging from class 3 to 5 are a short distance away. Swimming is also popular in the summer and numerous river accesses are a short drive or walk from the campground. In the fall salmon and steelhead fishing in the Klamath River are within a 15 minute drive. Other activities include hiking, mountain biking, picnicking and wildlife viewing.

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Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer

Year Round



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  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Cell Service - None
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Rafting
  • River
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Walking Trails
  • Whitewater Kayaking
  • Wildlife Viewing

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