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Happy Camp’s Town Trail

May 24, 2007

Happy Camp

By Linda Martin

It is surprising how many people you’ll meet on Happy Camp’s Town Trail. When we hike the trail, we nearly always run into someone. It may be Forest Service employees getting into shape for backwoods exertion, teachers, friends, or teenagers. The funniest was when two horses came up the trail complete with riders. Our dog had never seen a horse before and was so frightened he hid behind us.

It takes me almost an hour to get to the end of the trail – all uphill. When I arrive, there’s a picnic table to sit at and the beautiful view of Happy Camp to look at. It is well-worth the climb.

To get to the Town Trail, cross the Elk Creek Bridge to the south side of the Klamath River in Happy Camp. It is about a mile to the Town Trail sign on Elk Creek Road where you can park and start hiking. Hiking is a great way to lose weight and stay in shape. Take lots of water, especially on hot summer days.




Warning to Hunters & Outdoor Enthusiasts

August 24, 2006

Marijuana plant

Marijuana growing creates problems
around Happy Camp on both public and private lands.

Yreka – The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind the public to be especially wary and vigilant during this time of year. The marijuana harvest season is fast approaching and conflicts between the public and those conducting illegal growing operations on both public and private lands are possible.

Sheriff Rick Riggins urges the public to exercise caution and to be aware of their surroundings. He cautions the public to avoid areas where they may see suspicious activity occurring. Anyone who encounters gardening supplies, irrigation systems and isolated camps in the woods should immediately leave the area and contact law enforcement.

Individuals are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department 24-hour dispatch center at (530) 841-2900. Those who wish to speak with the Marijuana Team directly or who prefer to remain anonymous may leave a message at (530) 842-8328. The Sheriff”s Department Marijuana Eradication Team will aggressively investigate all reports of suspicious activity.

Sheriffs Department Website









Klamath River Resort Inn
Klamath River Resort Inn






Indian Creek

Indian Creek, downstream from the Eddy.


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Happy Camp River Access Buck

A buck at the Happy Camp River Access.


Elk Creek Bridge

The Elk Creek Bridge.


Klamath River

Downriver, about four miles.