HUMBOLDT COUNTY CALIFORNIA’S REDWOOD COAST

Six Rivers National Forest

Six Rivers National Forest encompasses over one million acres of land, four counties and six rivers.

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.

CAMPING:
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:
  • Fire rings and/or stoves and tables
  • Vault or flush toilets
  • Drinking water (unless otherwise noted)
  • Showers are available at Panther Flat Campground
  • Parking for two vehicles
  • Approximately 2/3 of these sites are on the reservation system. Other sites and campgrounds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • There is a 14-day limit 
  • Pets on leashes are permitted
Fees vary - Here is a link for more information

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 National Forest lies east of Redwood State and National Parks in northwestern California, and stretches southward from the Oregon border for about 140 miles.
 
The Six Rivers National Forest office is located in Eureka, two blocks off Hwy 101, on Bayshore Way, north of the Bayshore Mall.

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Six Rivers Natl. Forest

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1330 Bayshore Way
Administrative Office
Eureka, CA  95501
707-442-1721
Fax: 707-442-9242

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QUICK FACTS

  • 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.