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California whitewater, Salmon River - South Fork

Siskiyou county, Bridge Close to Schoolhouse Flat to Limestone Bluffs section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     8.5 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The wonderful Siskiyou County scenery and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in
    this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.
The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The beauty of the Klamath Mountains is a great plus for this river. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. This section of Salmon River - South Fork in Siskiyou County is 8.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater  
a class III section of whitewater. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people.

Briefly about the general area:
Indian Gulch is a fine location to take a look at close to Salmon River - South Fork, and on a magnificent day you can take a hike along the Deacon Lee Trail. Now, you may feel that's plenty but there's even more enjoyable things to do here in the Klamath Mountains. During your spree to Salmon River - South Fork you'll meet some folks from Forks Of Salmon for sure. There is a good hiking trail close to Salmon River - South Fork called the Tanners Peak Trail.

Salmon River - South Fork, Bridge Close to Schoolhouse Flat to Limestone Bluffs road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Salmon River - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Salmon River - South Fork:
Salmon River - South Fork, Siskiyou County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 8.5 miles long (Bridge Close to Schoolhouse Flat to Limestone Bluffs)
Salmon River - South Fork, Siskiyou County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Limestone Bluffs to Matthews Creek Campground)
Salmon River - South Fork, Siskiyou County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 6.5 miles long (Methodist Creek to Forks of Salmon)
Trinity River - North Fork, Trinity County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 14 miles long (Hobo Gulch to Bridge 1 mile above mouth)
Salmon River, Siskiyou County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.9 miles long (Idlewild Campground to Sawyers Bar)
Salmon River - North Fork, Siskiyou County, 13 miles away
      Class III-V - 11 miles long (Little North Fork to Forks of Salmon)
Salmon River, Siskiyou County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 19 miles long (Forks of Salmon to Somes Bar)
New River, Trinity County, 17 miles away
      Class III-V - 19.8 miles long (E Fork confluence to Trinity River)
Canyon Creek, Trinity County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8.5 miles long (Bridge 8.5 miles upstream of Junction City to Junction City)
Trinity River, Trinity County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 23.6 miles long (Pigeon Point Campground to Cedar Flat)
 Ski Areas Near Salmon River - South Fork:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 58 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Mount Shasta, California , 66 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Salmon River - South Fork:
Lewiston Hotel, Lewiston , 32 miles away
Moss Manor The River House, Willow Creek , 35 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Yreka, Yreka , 45 miles away
Comfort Inn Yreka, Yreka , 45 miles away
Relax Inn Of Yreka, Yreka , 46 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Salmon River - South Fork:
Snipes' Villa, Forks Of Salmon, 1 miles away
East Fork - Grasshopper Ridge, Forks Of Salmon, 3 miles away
Bacon Rind Campground, Siskiyou County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Salmon River - South Fork:
Deacon Lee Trail, Siskiyou , 11 miles away,  7.2 hiking miles, 620 feet elevation difference
Tanners Peak Trail, Siskiyou , 11 miles away,  5.6 hiking miles, 3548 feet elevation difference
Garden Gulch Trail, Siskiyou , 12 miles away,  11.6 hiking miles, 2718 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Salmon River - South Fork:
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown - CA , 43 miles away
Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction - OR , 62 miles away
Weaverville Joss House State Park, California , 25 miles away
Shasta National Forest, California , 30 miles away
Klamath National Forest, California , 35 miles away
 Lakes Near Salmon River - South Fork
Papoose Lake, Trinity , 10 miles away
Canyon Creek Lakes, Trinity , 11 miles away
Forbidden Lakes, Trinity , 12 miles away

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