Conklin Springs Road

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Conklin Springs runs south from the Big Lake Recreation Area to intersect with Black River Road. There is no dispersed camping inside the Big Lake Recreation Area, only in the designated campgrounds. The first three miles of Conklin Springs are inside the recreation area. You will know when you exit the restricted camping area. Not only is there a sign, but there are also dozens of very popular dispersed campsites. Additionally, the West Fork campground sits near the trail's southern end. It is a free, primitive campground alongside the West Fork of the Black River. The only amenities are several pit toilets. The road traverses burned areas from the 2011 Wallow Fire and pristine pine forests that escaped the blaze. The road is easy to drive but has numerous curves and switchbacks.