Happy Camp is a beautiful frontier town located in the Siskiyou National Forest in Northern CA. Often referred to as “The Heart of the Klamath.” Located between Yreka (70 miles) and Eureka (130 miles), along “The State of Jefferson Scenic Byway,” (aka Highway 96).
Happy Camp is home to some of the west coasts most beautiful remote scenery. From the Marble Mountains to 85 miles of Wild and Scenic Klamath River, the mediterranean climate offers a jumping-off point for steelhead fishing, backpacking, mountain cycling, river rafting, kayaking, hunting and much more.
From Happy Camp, the byway leaves the Klamath River and travels 41 miles north up over the Siskiyou Mountains on Forest Hwy. 48 locally known as Grayback, to Cave Junction, OR.
Happy Camp's ruff and robust history is rich with tales of the old frontier, mining, sawmills and logging. Although the town covers only 12 sq. miles, the Wilderness Areas cover thousands of acres, contains many creeks, lakes and is rich with wildlife including deer, elk, bear and mountain lions. Happy Camp is also home to Bald Eagles, and the legendary Bigfoot.
Stop in for an adventure, you'll be glad you did!