Klamath National Forest

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Klamath National Forest
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
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Little Elk Lake in Klamath National Forest
Map showing the location of Klamath National Forest
Map showing the location of Klamath National Forest
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Location Siskiyou County, California / Jackson County, Oregon
Nearest city Yreka, California
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Area 1,737,774 acres (2,715 sq mi; 7,033 km2)
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

Klamath National Forest is a 1,737,774-acre (2,715 sq mi; 7,033 km2) national forest, in the Klamath Mountains, located in Siskiyou County in northern California, but with a tiny extension (1.5 percent of the forest) into southern Jackson County in Oregon.[1] The forest contains continuous stands of ponderosa pine, Jeffrey pine, Douglas fir, red fir, white fir and incense cedar. Old growth forest is estimated to cover some 168,000 acres (680 km2) of the forest land.[2] Forest headquarters are located in Yreka, California. There are local ranger district offices located in Fort Jones, Happy Camp, and Macdoel, all in California. Klamath was established on May 6, 1905.[3] This park includes the Kangaroo Lake.

Wilderness areas

There are four officially designated wilderness areas in Klamath National Forest that are part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Two of them extend into neighboring national forests, and one of those into land managed by the Bureau of Land Management.


  1. Table 6 - NFS Acreage by State, Congressional District and County - United States Forest Service - September 30, 2007
  2. Warbington, Ralph; Beardsley, Debby (2002), 2002 Estimates of Old Growth Forests on the 18 National Forests of the Pacific Southwest Region, United States Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Davis, Richard C. (September 29, 2005), National Forests of the United States (pdf), The Forest History Society<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Trinity Alps Wilderness acreage breakdown, Wilderness.net

External links

Klamath National Forest