39. Juanita Lake

39. Juanita Lake - Area Map.


Located six miles west of the Goosenest Ranger District Office at the 5,100 foot elevation.


Mixed pine and fir forest with a band of willows and other shrub along the lake edge.

Distinct Features:

Access to Juanita Lake and campround is closed in winter to all but snowmobiles, snowshoes and skis. Usually the roads are open by April with the well-maintained campground of 23 sites opening in May. Managed by the United States Forest Service, 55 Acre Juanita is a jewel of a lake with no motor boats allowed. Fishing is allowed, but no firearms are permitted.

Birds to Look For:

Bald Eagle and Osprey nest. Look for Ring-billed Duck, Blue Grouse, three nuthatch species, Brown Creeper as well as Wilson's, Orange-crowned, Hermit, Black-throated Gray, Nashville and MacGillivray's Warblers.


From Highway 97 at the California/Oregon state line drive 17.6 miles south on 97 from the Oregon/California stateline to West Ball Mountain Road. Go west 2.7 miles to the fork in the road go right on the paved road 3.8 miles to its end. Turn left and go .2 to the campground. There is a free day use area with parking on the left. There is a 1.5 mile paved trail that circles the lake, giving good access to bicyclists and birders. The area just below the dam can be very productive.GPS: 122° 10' 0.64" W, 41° 48' 35.40" N.

For more information Contact:

Klamath National Forest
Goosenest Ranger District
37805 Highway 97
Macdoel, CA 96058
Phone 530 398-4391

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