Head of the River Campground
There is not much out here on this tableland of ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, and assorted conifers except a bit of excellent trout fishing in the Williamson River and a crazy contingent of Forest Service roads that wander in and around the numerous buttes and flats. A great little out-of-the-way place where you'll run into more wildlife than fellow campers. This area is relatively dry year-round, and the only substantial precipitation comes in the form of snow at higher elevations. However, enough groundwater seeps to the surface from natural springs (this is precisely the case with the headwaters of the Williamson) that wildflowers, such as fireweed, foxglove, lupine, and dandelion, define the banks of tiny, short-lived creeks every spring.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Campsites||6 individual sites|
|Season||Open May to October , depending on weather|
|Camp Elevation||4,500 ft|
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