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California whitewater, Salmon River - South Fork

Siskiyou county, Methodist Creek to Forks of Salmon section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     6.5 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in California are harder than the national norm, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. The campgrounds
    here at Salmon River - South Fork are pretty good. The Methodist Creek to Forks of Salmon stretch of Salmon River - South Fork in California is 6.5 miles long and has been rated as a class III section by American Whitewater.
The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The beautiful scenery of Siskiyou County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. The  
river winds through the Klamath Mountains and you get great scenery. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Methodist Creek to Forks of Salmon stretch is just one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
A nice place to go to in the neighborhood of Salmon River - South Fork is Henry Bell Gulch, and this is a popular site for folks from Forks Of Salmon. You just can't envision the amount of outdoors fun things the Klamath Mountains has to offer. Indian Point is in close proximity to Salmon River - South Fork and is a great spot to stop at, and don't leave Salmon River - South Fork without first going for a hike along the Garden Gulch Trail.

Salmon River - South Fork, Methodist Creek to Forks of Salmon 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, 3 miles away
      Class III - 6.5 miles long (Methodist Creek to Forks of Salmon)
Salmon River, Siskiyou County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 19 miles long (Forks of Salmon to Somes Bar)
Salmon River - South Fork, Siskiyou County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Limestone Bluffs to Matthews Creek Campground)
Salmon River - North Fork, Siskiyou County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 11 miles long (Little North Fork to Forks of Salmon)
Wooley Creek, Siskiyou County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 13 miles long (North Fork confluence to Salmon River)
New River, Trinity County, 15 miles away
      Class III-V - 19.8 miles long (E Fork confluence to Trinity River)
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, 16 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Ishi Pishi Bridge to Orleans)
Salmon River, Siskiyou County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.9 miles long (Idlewild Campground to Sawyers Bar)
Klamath River, Humboldt County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 16 miles long (Orleans to Weitchpec)
 Ski Areas Near Salmon River - South Fork:
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 59 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Mount Shasta, California , 75 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Salmon River - South Fork:
Moss Manor The River House, Willow Creek , 29 miles away
Lewiston Hotel, Lewiston , 43 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Salmon River - South Fork:
Hotelling Campground, Siskiyou County, 1 miles away
Red Bank, Forks Of Salmon, 5 miles away
Red Bank Campground, Siskiyou County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Salmon River - South Fork:
Garden Gulch Trail, Siskiyou , 7 miles away,  11.6 hiking miles, 2718 feet elevation difference
Salmon Summit Recreation Trail, Humboldt , 10 miles away,  14.4 hiking miles, 1455 feet elevation difference
Tanners Peak Trail, Siskiyou , 15 miles away,  5.6 hiking miles, 3548 feet elevation difference
Horse Ridge National Scenic Trail, Humboldt , 15 miles away,  24.4 hiking miles, 2221 feet elevation difference
Deacon Lee Trail, Siskiyou , 19 miles away,  7.2 hiking miles, 620 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Salmon River - South Fork:
Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction - OR , 52 miles away
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown - CA , 55 miles away
Klamath National Forest, California , 27 miles away
Weaverville Joss House State Park, California , 36 miles away
 Lakes Near Salmon River - South Fork
Red Cap Lake, Humboldt , 10 miles away

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