Six Rivers National Forest

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About Six Rivers National Forest

This park gets its rather self-descriptive name from the six beautiful rivers that flow through its borders, but don’t let the simplicity of the name fool you. This forest is made up of more than a million rambling acres that take you through foggy and mystical redwood landscapes and gives way to miles and miles of towering Douglas firs, glacial peaks and hidden pools, serene meadows and, of course, sunny river banks spotted with warm rocks and perfect spots for a picnic. Oh, and if the natural beauty doesn’t get you: this was the place where they first spotted Bigfoot. Yeah, the original footage that basically made everyone believe in the hairy bi-ped. That, on its own, is reason enough to check it out!

Campgrounds in Six Rivers

Nordheimer Campground
Stephanie
Stephanie: Absolutely beautiful with great access to the Salmon River. Can get a little bit buggy
Boise Creek Campground
Smothered between the bosom of Brush and Brannan Mountain’s, Boise Creek Campground is a forested...
Patrick Creek Campground
You’ll find Patrick Creek Campground nestled among towering Douglas fir, at the confluence of the...
Fish Lake Campground
Grab the brewskis, the hot dogs, and the power bait, and head on up to Fish Lake Campground. Fish for...
Mad River Campground
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Fariss: We came and stayed one night. It's a little far from "civilization", but it's worth the quiet. It gets...
Pearch Creek Campground
Pearch Creek Campground is located in a mature Douglas fir and hardwood forest near the town of...
Big Flat Campground
The Big Flat Campground is a small, quiet spot near the Hurdygurdy Creek (great name, right?). Far...
E-Ne-Nuck Campground
E-Ne-Nuck Campground attracts anglers from all over for some of the best fishing in the region. The...
Aikens Creek West Campground
Aikens Creek West Campground is near Klamath River, Aikens Creek, and Indian Creek. Swap fishing...
Bear Basin Lookout and Pierson Cabin
Once you arrive at Bear Basin Lookout and the adjacent Pierson Cabin, you might need a couple minutes...
Bailey Canyon Campground
Bailey Canyon Campground is located near the banks of beautiful Ruth Lake, popular with boaters and...
North Fork Campground
The North Fork Campground is a semi-shaded campground on the North Fork of the Smith River. The...
Panther Flat Campground
Panther Flat Campground is a large and popular campground that sits on a shady flat above the bright...
Fir Cove Campground
How does your own private cove sound? Fir Cove Campground is close enough! Surrounded by a forest of...
Oak Bottom Campground
If you’re a lover of deep emerald colored swimming holes and wild rivers this is the campground to be!...
Dillon Creek Campground
Looking for cold mountains streams and emerald colored swimming holes? Dillon Creek Campground has got...
East Fork Campground
Sitting in a shady area near East Fork Willow Creek, East Fork Campground is a great getaway from the...

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The temperature here is in keeping with most of the Pacific Coast, meaning that layers are your best friend.

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Be sure to come in prepared and BE WARNED: the forest is five hours away from any major cities.

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The rivers are breathtaking, but keep your eyes on the surrounding botanics as well! Six Rivers is home to six distinct botanical areas, set aside to protect them. The rare, carnivorous (!) California Pitcher Plant can be found in Myrtle Creek Botanical Area.

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We came and stayed one night. It's a little far from "civilization", but it's worth the quiet. It gets busier in the summer, but never full.

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Absolutely beautiful with great access to the Salmon River. Can get a little bit buggy

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History of Six Rivers National Forest

Founded in 1947 by President Harry S. Truman, this forest is made up of portions of Klamath, Siskiyou and Trinity National Forests. Six rivers run through the landscape and give the park its melodious name, the Eel River, the Van Duzen River, the Klamath River, the Trinity River, the Mad River and the Smith River.