“Here follow the mining properties available to our members on the upper Klamath River near where Interstate 5 crosses the river.”
IMPORTANT: No dredging or mining activity is allowed within 100 feet of the three bridges which cross the Klamath River along these properties.
These claims are situated upstream from where Interstate 5 crosses the Klamath River. There are basically two ways to gain access to the claims and our camping area: One is by exiting Interstate 5 at exit #786, which is where the Colliers Rest Stop is located, and where Interstate 5 crosses the Klamath River. The other is to exit Interstate 5 at exit #789, which is the next I-5 exit to the north. From there, you can drive east several miles and connect with Klamathon Road.
Klamathon Road is a dirt road that follows along the Klamath River, starting where Interstate 5 crosses the Klamath River at exit #786 (There is no sign there calling it “Klamathon Road” at the lower end), and ending at Ager Road around 6 miles upriver. Access to the Club’s UK claims and the camping area will almost entirely be accomplished from Klamathon Road. The Klamathon Road is almost entirely unpaved, and there are some narrow places towards the lower end. Four-wheel drives are not necessary. But it is far better to access our camping area with RV’s by driving in from Interstate 5 via the #789 exit.
There are some places to park and camp along these UK properties, but please be careful to not block or inhibit traffic along the Klamathon Road or pre-established river access routes. For the future of our activity, it is important to be considerate of others who are actively using the road and river in this area!!
CAMPING for members has been arranged in an area alongside the Klamath River approximately 4 miles upstream along Klamathon Road from exit 786 off Interstate 5. Chemical toilets are placed there for member use during the busy part of the mining season. Please do not dump RV tanks into these toilets, because they will over-fill, and eliminate usage by other members who are not self contained. Members can reach the camping area from either of two directions:
1. From Interstate 5 exit #786, the camping area is located on the left side 4 miles upriver along Klamathon Road. You will see where Klamathon Road returns to follow the river and meets a smaller dirt road that follows the river in a down-stream direction. This is our camping area.
2. From Interstate 5 exit #789 (the sign says “Henley Hornbrook”), you will take an easterly direction off the exit. This is “Copco Road”. Follow the signs towards Copco Lake and Iron Gate Dam. You will pass a Chevron gas station and Mini-Mart on your right. Around 2.9 miles down Copco Road, you will take a right turn onto Ager Road, drive across the bridge (crosses the Klamath River), and take an immediate right onto Klamathon Road (watch for the sign). The entrance to our camping area is located 1.6 miles down Klamathon Road on the right. There is room to park RV’s there.
Please; no open fires are allowed in this camping area!!