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Salmon River

Salmon River

The famous Salmon River (or the “Cal Salmon”)is known for its Class IV &V stretches of river attracting river enthusiasts from all over. From beautiful canyons lined with moss and ferns to raging whitewater the Salmon River is in a class of its own. One of California’s last undammed, undiverted rivers this watershed receives its vitality from the Marble Mountain, Russian, and Trinity Alps Wilderness Areas. The typical whitewater season ranges from March to late June depending on snow pack….

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Sanctuary Forest

Sanctuary Forest

Sanctuary Forest is a land trust whose mission is to conserve the Mattole River watershed and surrounding areas for wildlife habitat and aesthetic, spiritual, and intrinsic values, in cooperation with our diverse community. Accomplishments Sanctuary Forest developed in 1987 out of efforts to protect the remaining old growth redwood forests in the Mattole River headwaters of northwestern California. Whale Gulch resident Rondal Snodgrass was the founder of Sanctuary Forest along with Myriam Dardenne of the Redwoods Monastery. Sanctuary Forest continues…

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Muir Woods National Monument

Muir Woods National Monument

Muir Woods National Monument is a remnant of ancient coast redwood forests that blanketed many northern California coastal valleys before the 1800’s. Local businessman William Kent and his wife Elizabeth Thatcher Kent bought land in this valley in 1905 to protect one of the last stands of uncut redwoods.To ensure permanent protection, they donated 295 acres of redwoods to the federal government. In 1908 President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed the area a national monument. At William Kent’s request it was named…

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Lake Pillsbury Recreation Area – Mendocino National Forest

Lake Pillsbury Recreation Area – Mendocino National Forest

Lake Pillsbury Recreation Area is located approximately 30 miles north of the community of Upper Lake, on the Mendocino National Forest. Five family campgrounds and one group campground provide nearly two hundred campsites which are operated on lands managed by either the the U.S. Forest Service or Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Two private resorts are also located at Lake Pillsbury. Visitors may enjoy camping, picnicking, hiking, viewing wildlife, and many types of boating and water related activities. Camping fees…

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Grays Falls – Lower Trinity Ranger District, Six Rivers National Forest

Grays Falls – Lower Trinity Ranger District, Six Rivers National Forest

Grays Falls, a Day Use Picnic Area and River Access Site, is located on the eastern edge of the Six Rivers National Forest and along the Trinity River in Trinity County, California. The Trinity River was designated a Wild and Scenic River by Congress in 1981. This major tributary of California’s Klamath River is located in heavily forested, mountainous terrain. The Trinity is noted for its salmon and steelhead fishery resources as well as its attraction to rafters, kayakers and…

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Eel River Campground – Mendocino National Forest

Eel River Campground – Mendocino National Forest

Eel River Campground, located on the western slopes of the Mendocino National Forest, lies at the junction of the Black Butte and Middle Fork Eel Wild and Scenic Rivers. This campground provides 15 individual family campsites, each with picnic tables and fire rings. Drinking water and restrooms are also provided in this campground. Recreational Opportunities Camping, hunting, fishing, swimming, hiking, wildlife watching and exploring the scenic Mendocino National Forest. Seasons Accessible April – December Fees: $8.00 per night For More…

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Bluff Creek Day Use Area, Six Rivers National Forest

Bluff Creek Day Use Area, Six Rivers National Forest

Bluff Creek is a tributary to the Klamath River, and drains approx. 48,000 acres of steep forested terrain of the Six Rivers National Forest. The mainstem of Bluff Creek is over 25 miles long, drains north to south and consists of a varied species of conifers and hardwoods. From the day use area you can observe where the mighty power of Bluff Creek during the 1964 flood, clawed through the hillside creating a new path for the creeks confluence with…

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Big Rock Boat Access – Lower Trinity Ranger District, Six Rivers National Forest

Big Rock Boat Access – Lower Trinity Ranger District, Six Rivers National Forest

Located in Willow Creek, the Big Rock Boat Access site is not only a great put-in for drift boaters and others boating on the river, but it is also a favorite local swim-hole. In fact, many heading inland during the summer to escape the fog come to swim in the Trinity River at Big Rock. For More Information, Contact: Lower Trinity Ranger District, Six Rivers National Forest 580 Highway 96, Post Office Box 68, Willow Creek, CA 95573 (530) 629-2118…

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