Fork Campground is tucked away in the canyon carved
out by the West Fork of the Black River. Camping is free
and on a first come first served basis. There are approximately
70 undefined campsites, some which have Adirondack style
wooden shelters. Above the campground the forest gets rather
thick but in the campground trees are spread out and offer
plenty of shade. As you exit the campground, green meadows
prevail pretty much all the way to the East Fork of the
Black River where the two rivers converge.
on the West Fork is not as well known as the East Fork, but the
solitude you encounter while on the West Fork can be just as rewarding.
Expect to catch rainbow, brown, brook and apache trout. the West
Fork is an excellent fly fish stream.
you don't fish, try hiking or mountain biking. There is a trail
that leads upriver and down river from the campsite. You might
as well bring your fishing gear!
Big Lake take F.R. 249E south of Big Lake to F.R. 68 and head
south for 10.2 miles to the signed campground entrance. Drive
1.5 miles along the west fork to the campground.
The West Fork of the Black River Just below the Campground.