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

Bear Basin Lookout and Pierson Cabin

1. Bear Basin Lookout and Pierson Cabin

Once you arrive at Bear Basin Lookout and the adjacent Pierson Cabin, you might need a couple minutes to catch your breath. There are panoramic...

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Fir Cove Campground

2. Fir Cove Campground

How does your own private cove sound? Fir Cove Campground is close enough! Surrounded by a forest of hearty pine and fir, Ruth Lake stands out like...

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Panther Flat Campground

3. Panther Flat Campground

Panther Flat Campground is a large and popular campground that sits on a shady flat above the bright blue Smith River. There are huckleberry bushes...

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Grassy Flat Campground

4. Grassy Flat Campground

Grassy Flat Campground sits above the Middle Fork of the Smith River. Head down to the river for swimming, fishing, or rafting. You can take the...

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Mad River Campground

5. Mad River Campground

Mad River Campground sits on a bluff overlooking Mad River, near Grace Creek. There are shady campsites here, under the canopy of towering douglas...

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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 busier in the summer,...
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Patrick Creek Campground

6. Patrick Creek Campground

You’ll find Patrick Creek Campground nestled among towering Douglas fir, at the confluence of the Middle Fork of Smith River and Patrick Creek. The...

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North Fork Campground

7. North Fork Campground

The North Fork Campground is a semi-shaded campground on the North Fork of the Smith River. The campground is part of the North Fork Smith River...

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Dillon Creek Campground

8. Dillon Creek Campground

Looking for cold mountains streams and emerald colored swimming holes? Dillon Creek Campground has got your back! Located at the confluence of...

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Boise Creek Campground

9. Boise Creek Campground

Smothered between the bosom of Brush and Brannan Mountain’s, Boise Creek Campground is a forested haven that will do your tired soul some serious...

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Bailey Canyon Campground

10. Bailey Canyon Campground

Bailey Canyon Campground is located near the banks of beautiful Ruth Lake, popular with boaters and anglers. After a long day on the water, enjoy...

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Fish Lake Campground

11. Fish Lake Campground

Grab the brewskis, the hot dogs, and the power bait, and head on up to Fish Lake Campground. Fish for trout, blue-gill, or bass. Enjoy the spacious...

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Pearch Creek Campground

12. Pearch Creek Campground

Pearch Creek Campground is located in a mature Douglas fir and hardwood forest near the town of Orleans close to the Klamath River. This aptly...

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Big Flat Campground

13. Big Flat Campground

The Big Flat Campground is a small, quiet spot near the Hurdygurdy Creek (great name, right?). Far from towns and highways, this is ideal for...

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E-Ne-Nuck Campground

14. E-Ne-Nuck Campground

E-Ne-Nuck Campground attracts anglers from all over for some of the best fishing in the region. The campground is located near great fishing holes...

East Fork Campground

15. East Fork Campground

Sitting in a shady area near East Fork Willow Creek, East Fork Campground is a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of the big city. This spot...

Nordheimer Campground

16. Nordheimer Campground

Itch’n for some world class kayaking and rafting this Spring? Grab the crew and cruise up some windy mountain one-lane cliff drop-off roads at...

Oak Bottom Campground

17. Oak Bottom Campground

If you’re a lover of deep emerald colored swimming holes and wild rivers this is the campground to be! It’s a great place to explore the CalSalmon...

Aikens Creek West Campground

18. Aikens Creek West Campground

Aikens Creek West Campground is near Klamath River, Aikens Creek, and Indian Creek. Swap fishing stories with the many visitors - you’ll find some...

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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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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.