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California whitewater, Salmon River - North Fork

Siskiyou county, Little North Fork to Forks of Salmon section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V     11 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Grants Pass, as you can see on the road map further down. The nature scenery of California and the water flowing gracefully down Salmon River - North Fork are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The Little North Fork to Forks
    of Salmon stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget
that rivers here are less forgiving. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. This section of Salmon River - North Fork in California is 11 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-V section. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because  
these hotels fill up quick. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. The beautiful Klamath Mountains scenery is an added bonus.

Briefly about the general area:
Since you're here at Salmon River - North Fork why not check out Heiney Bar; a spree to China Point is always a fine idea. And if that's not enough there's a load more entertaining stuff to do in the Klamath Mountains. No need to travel far to go to interesting stuff like Dougherty Bluff. While you're here at Salmon River - North Fork you can take a hike along the Tanners Peak Trail, and there are plenty of people from Forks Of Salmon here at Salmon River - North Fork.

Salmon River - North Fork, Little North Fork to Forks of Salmon road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Salmon River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Salmon River - North Fork:
Salmon River - South Fork, Siskiyou County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 6.5 miles long (Methodist Creek to Forks of Salmon)
Salmon River - North Fork, Siskiyou County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 11 miles long (Little North Fork to Forks of Salmon)
Salmon River, Siskiyou County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 19 miles long (Forks of Salmon to Somes Bar)
Wooley Creek, Siskiyou County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 13 miles long (North Fork confluence to Salmon River)
Salmon River - South Fork, Siskiyou County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Limestone Bluffs to Matthews Creek Campground)
Salmon River, Siskiyou County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.9 miles long (Idlewild Campground to Sawyers Bar)
Salmon River - South Fork, Siskiyou County, 15 miles away
      Class III - 8.5 miles long (Bridge Close to Schoolhouse Flat to Limestone Bluffs)
Klamath River, Humboldt County, 17 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Ishi Pishi Bridge to Orleans)
Klamath River, Humboldt County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 16 miles long (Orleans to Weitchpec)
New River, Trinity County, 20 miles away
      Class III-V - 19.8 miles long (E Fork confluence to Trinity River)
 Ski Areas Near Salmon River - North Fork:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 55 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Mount Shasta, California , 72 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Salmon River - North Fork:
Moss Manor The River House, Willow Creek , 33 miles away
Lewiston Hotel, Lewiston , 44 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Yreka, Yreka , 46 miles away
Comfort Inn Yreka, Yreka , 46 miles away
Rodeway Inn Yreka, Yreka , 47 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Salmon River - North Fork:
Red Bank, Forks Of Salmon, 2 miles away
Red Bank Campground, Siskiyou County, 2 miles away
Hotelling Campground, Siskiyou County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Salmon River - North Fork:
Garden Gulch Trail, Siskiyou , 2 miles away,  11.6 hiking miles, 2718 feet elevation difference
Tanners Peak Trail, Siskiyou , 11 miles away,  5.6 hiking miles, 3548 feet elevation difference
Salmon Summit Recreation Trail, Humboldt , 13 miles away,  14.4 hiking miles, 1455 feet elevation difference
Deacon Lee Trail, Siskiyou , 17 miles away,  7.2 hiking miles, 620 feet elevation difference
Horse Ridge National Scenic Trail, Humboldt , 19 miles away,  24.4 hiking miles, 2221 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Salmon River - North Fork:
Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction - OR , 50 miles away
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown - CA , 55 miles away
Klamath National Forest, California , 24 miles away
Weaverville Joss House State Park, California , 37 miles away
Shasta National Forest, California , 39 miles away
 Lakes Near Salmon River - North Fork
Red Cap Lake, Humboldt , 14 miles away
Taylor Lake, Siskiyou , 20 miles away

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