BLM Klamath Falls Field Office Opening Two Campgrounds in Time for Memorial Day Weekend

BLM Office:

Lakeview District Office


Lakeview DO

Media Contact:

Lisa L. McNee

Klamath Falls, Ore. — The Bureau of Land Management’s Lakeview District is announcing the opening of the Gerber and Topsy campgrounds in time for the Memorial Day weekend.

“We are pleased to have these campgrounds open in time for the Memorial Day weekend,” said Kevin Heatley, Klamath Falls Field Manager. “Camping is a great way for families to connect with nature and learn about the natural wonders to be found on public lands.”

Set on the rugged shoreline of the JC Boyle reservoir, the Topsy Campground provides a quiet location for relaxing recreation. The area is set in an open Ponderosa Pine forest with nearby views of Mt. McLoughlin, an icon of the southern Oregon Cascade Mountains. Topsy offers opportunities for camping, picnicking, fishing, and boating on Boyle reservoir. The gate will swing open at noon on Thursday, May 25. Topsy has 13 sites, drinking water, a vault restroom, dump station, camp hosts, fishing dock, boat ramp, trash cans and day-use parking.

The Gerber Recreation Area is set on a vast plateau in the high desert about one hour’s drive east of Klamath Falls, Ore. Mountain ridges and scattered Ponderosa Pine forests add variety and texture to the area. Gerber offers opportunities for camping, fishing, horseback riding, and mountain biking, along with access to 100,000 acres of backcountry suitable for exploring, hunting, wildlife viewing, and scenic OHV driving. Developed campsites are available at Gerber North and South Campgrounds. The area also offers primitive campsites, a horse camp, and a day-use area as well as two boat ramps. Fees will start on Thursday, May 25. Amenities include drinking water, vault restrooms, dump station, camp hosts, two boat ramps, fishing cleaning station at North Gerber, trash cans and day-use parking. Additionally, there are nine miles of hiking trails connecting the campgrounds.

Both campgrounds are first-come, first-serve. Camping fees are $7 a night or $4 for senior/military/access card holders. $2 for day-use parking. There is a 14-day stay limit. Dogs are permitted with a six-foot leash. Camp hosts are on site at these locations.

For more information contact the Klamath Falls Field Office at 541-883-6916 or

campsite with tent, fire pit, and picnic table, surrounded by fir trees, with body of water in the background

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.