Gerber Recreation Area

Gerber is set on a vast plateau in the high desert about one hour’s drive east of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Mountain ridges and scattered Ponderosa Pine forests add variety and texture to the area. Gerber offers opportunities for camping, fishing, hiking, 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.

Know Before You Go:

  • Open Season Gerber Recreation Area is open YEAR ROUND.
  • The North and South Campgrounds have 50 sites with picnic tables, fire rings, and tent pads.
  • Peak Season generally extends from May through September. Camping and day-use fees ARE collected and amenities such as drinking water, trash collection, and campground hosts ARE provided.
  • Off Season generally extends from October through April. Campground and day-use fees are NOT collected and amenities ARE NOT provided.
  • The Horse Camp is generally open from May through October. It has 7 camp sites with picnic tables, fire rings, tent pads, and double corral/horse stalls.
  • America the Beautiful Pass accepted.
  • Universal Access Restrooms available.
  • Pets must be kept on a leash.

Point of Interest:

There are numerous small reservoirs scattered through the greater Gerber area and nearby Fremont-Winema National Forest that provide fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities.


View from Miller Creek campsite.
View from Miller Creek campsite.
View of boat ramp at Gerber Recreation Area.
View of boat ramp at Gerber Recreation Area.
View of a campsite and Gerber Reservoir.
View of a campsite and Gerber Reservoir.

Adventure is at Your Fingertips



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Klamath Falls Field Office
2795 Anderson Ave, Bldg #25
Klamath Falls


From Klamath Falls, Oregon: Head east for 15 miles east on State Highway 140 to Dairy, Oregon. Turn right onto State Highway 70 and drive 5 miles to Bonanza, Oregon. Travel through downtown and merge onto East Langell Valley Road. Drive 11 miles and turn left onto Gerber Road. Follow Gerber Road for 8.5 miles to the signed entrance to the Gerber Recreation Area.


Fees - $7 per night, $4 per extra vehicle, $2 day use area.

Stay Limit

14 Days.