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Klamath National Forest
Klamath National Forest
IUCN Category VI (Managed Resource Protected Area)
Map of the United States
Location Siskiyou County, California / Jackson County, Oregon
Nearest city Yreka, California
Coordinates 41°30′01″N 123°20′00″W / 41.50028°N 123.3333333°W / 41.50028; -123.3333333Coordinates: 41°30′01″N 123°20′00″W / 41.50028°N 123.3333333°W / 41.50028; -123.3333333
Area 1,737,774 acres
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

Klamath National Forest is a 1,737,774-acre (2,715.27 sq mi, or 7,032.52 km²) national forest overwhelmingly located in Siskiyou County in northern California, but with a tiny extension (1.5 percent of the forest) into southern Jackson County in Oregon. [1] The forest contains continuous stands of ponderosa pine, Jeffrey pine, Douglas fir, red fir, white fir and incense cedar. Old growth forest is estimated to cover some 168,000 acres (680 km2) of the forest land[2 ]. Forest headquarters are located in Yreka, California. There are local ranger district offices located in Fort Jones, Happy Camp, and Macdoel, all in California. Klamath was established on May 6, 1905.[3]

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