Juanita Lake Campground is set amidst a Ponderosa Pine forest on the Klamath National Forest, offering visitors a unique combination of activities such as fishing, swimming and hiking. The main campground provides 23 campsites with amenities such as picnic tables, campfire rings, grills and vault toilets. Visitors will be able to explore the lake and its surroundings while spotting birds such as bald eagles and osprey.


Juanita Lake campground offers 23 campsites adjacent to Juanita Lake on the Klamath National Forest. The lake offers a unique combination of recreation opportunities including many water-based activities like fishing and swimming.


The 55 acre Juanita Lake is excellent for small rowboats, rafts, and canoes. There is a paved boat launch ramp, a dock in the summer, and fish cleaning station. No motors are permitted on the lake. The lake is regularly stocked with trout and has a bass and catfish population.

Those wanting to explore will enjoy the 1.5 mile paved, barrier free trail that circles the lake with two fishing jetties for easy lake access. For the more ambitious hiker, there is a 6 mile hike with a 2,700 foot elevation gain climbing up to Ball Mountain Lookout.

Visitors interested in cooling off will delight in a swim or simply wading and water-play from the shoreline.


The main campground offers 23 campsites with parking areas, picnic tables, campfire rings, grills, bear-proof trash cans, and vault toilets. All camp/tent areas have views of the lake. Two vehicles allowed per campsite including trailers.

Natural Features

The partially shaded campground sits at an altitude of 5,130 feet and is located on the shores of Juanita Lake surrounded by a ponderosa pine forest. The lake is a favorite bird watching area with bald eagles and osprey regularly fishing the lake. Sit among the pines and fish or watch a diverse array of wildlife that uses the area.

Nearby Attractions

The Butte Valley Wildlife Area is within four miles.

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