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Kangaroo Lake

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Klamath National Forest
11263 N. Highway 3
Fort Jones, CA 96032

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Number of Sites:
18 sites
6500 feet



June to October
6500 feet
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Total Sites:
18 sites
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This lake is one of the few high mountain lakes accessible by car, with a short 5 minute walk from the parking lot to the water.

Kangaroo Lake offers day-use parking, toilets, 1/4 mile of paved trail. The trail stops at two stone fishing piers on the lake and a platform that overlooks the small "beach" area. Motorized boats are not allowed on this lake.

Restrooms and the lake shore are accessible by persons with disabilities, but they may experience some difficulties so assistance may be needed. There is a campground nearby with several campsites that are also accessible by persons with disabilities. Again, assistance may be needed in the campground. There is a campground host on site. Kangaroo Lake receives fairly heavy use at times during the summer season.

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Basic Directions

Traveling south on I-5: Take the Hwy 3/Ft. Jones/Etna exit at Yreka. Travel south approximately 46 miles. Just past Callahan, follow the road towards Gazelle for 10 miles to Rail Creek Road (the Kangaroo Lake turnoff).

Traveling north on I-5: Take the Edgewood/Gazelle exit just past Weed. In the town of Gazelle turn west at the road to Callahan. Travel approximately 25 miles to the Kangaroo Lake turnoff.

At the Kangaroo Lake turnoff, turn south onto Rail Creek Road (Forest Service Road 41N08), follow the signs for about 8 miles to the campground.

The lake is at the 6,500 foot elevation, 25 acres in size, and 110 feet deep.

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