The Six Rivers is best known for recreation, and outstanding fishing. Whitewater rafting on the Klamath and Trinity Rivers along with kayaking on the Smith River are providing visitors exciting water recreation opportunities.
you can experience the solitude of the wilderness or enjoy camping near others in developed campgrounds. Camp in densely forested woodlands, in open meadows, discover secluded flats along river banks or enjoy panoramic views of the majestic mountains.
Developed Campgrounds Amenities:
Room with a view: Solitude with aww inspiring views - reserve a lookout in the forest.
There are many diverse types of plants, fish, and wildlife to be found in the National Forest, and for those looking for solitude, the are four wildernesses that lie within, or partially in, the Six Rivers National Forest: Siskiyou, Trinity Alps, Yolla-Bolly and North Fork. More than 360 miles of Wild, Scenic, and Recreation Rivers are in the Six Rivers National Forest
The Forest incorporates: extensive stands of conifers in rugged, mountainous settings, and moderate amounts of grassy glades in the southern half. Elevation ranges from near sea level on the west to just under 7,000 feet along the eastern mountain crests. You will find about 1,500 miles of permanent streams, which supply about 9% of California's total runoff, in the Six Rivers National Forest.
The noted author Peter B. Kyne suggested the name Six Rivers, which refers to the six major waterways, which drain or pass through the Forest: the Smith, Klamath, Trinity, Mad, Van Duzen, and Eel Rivers.
Six Rivers Natl. Forest
1330 Bayshore Way
Eureka, CA 95501
- Six Rivers National Forest lies east of Redwood State and National Parks and stretches southward from the Oregon border for about 140 miles.
- Forest Visitor maps of the Six Rivers National Forest can be ordered by phone 7 days/week from the National Forest Store at 406-329-3024.
- Pets okay on leash not longer than six feet.