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Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site

  COVID-19 Alert 05/29/20
Campground is open with limited services on a first-come, first-served basis. Expect limited vacancy. Be prepared to turn around if full. Do not travel far to visit. No group events permitted at this time.
Check our Park Status Map for a list of open parks and our FAQ page for details on this decision.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible.
Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing

COVID-19 UPDATE

Campground is open with limited services on a first-come, first-served basis. Expect limited vacancy. Be prepared to turn around if full. Do not travel far to visit. No group events permitted at this time.

The information below applies to pre-COVID-19 operations.


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 meadow land 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.

Campground info

  • 12 primitive sites without water
  • 2 primitive horse campsites without water
  • Vault toilets