What to do in Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site

J. F. Kimball State Park is a pristine site located at the headwaters of the Wood River. This stream flows from the pine forest into open meadowland laced with picturesque quaking aspen, surrounded by the southern Cascade Mountains.

Wood River offers fine fishing that can be accessed from the park by canoe. Kimball Park offers primitive camping next to a spring-fed lagoon at the beginning of this waterway.

A walking trail connects the campground to the site where the clear spring bubbles from a rocky hillside. The park is a secluded place where you can contemplate the moment while relaxing in the whispering lodgepole pines.

Vital stats: Open Mid-April to October 31. The campground features 10 primitive sites (maximum site 45 feet), (no water).

The most popular activities available at Jackson F. Kimball include camping, picnicking, fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing.

Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site is located in Southern Oregon, off Oregon Highway 232, 3 miles north of Fort Klamath.

Climate in this region varies with elevation and from east to west. The western portions of this region experience higher precipitation and more moderate temperatures year-round. The eastern end of this region is much more arid, with warmer summer temperatures and colder winter temperatures. The higher elevations receive abundant winter snowfall which stays on the ground until early summer in the high mountains.

1115 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-1002

Phone: 800-551-6949

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