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part ofSix Rivers National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Fri Sep 25 2015   Season Dates


Nordheimer Group Sites sit near the Salmon River in the expansive Six Rivers National Forest of northern California. Visitors enjoy whitewater rafting, fishing and boating activities.

Natural Features:

The campground is located in a Douglas fir and hardwood forest, which provides partial shade throughout the day. A few fruit trees remain from past homesteading activities. A variety of wildlife makes its home around the Salmon River area.

Sites A, B, and C have large grassy meadows, surrounded by forest. Site D overlooks the Salmon River with easy walking access for boaters and swimmers.

The Six Rivers National Forest lies east of Eureka in northwestern California, stretching southward from the Oregon border for about 140 miles. U.S. 101, the famed "Redwood Highway," parallels the inland Forest along the coastline. The Forest is just east of the Redwood National Park.


The Salmon River is a popular area for swimming and sunbathing, rafting and kayaking. The region is also popular for hiking and biking. The Orleans Mountain Trail begins nearby.


The campground offers four group sites, each able to accommodate up to 50 guests. The sites are equipped with picnic tables, campfire circles and grills. Vault toilets are within walking distance from each site. Roads and parking areas are gravel.

Nearby Attractions:

The Marble Mountain Wilderness Area is adjacent to the campground, with ample hiking and horseback riding opportunities available, as well as high country fishing in any of the area's 89 lakes.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Circles
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • General Store
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pay Phone
  • River Access
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • Water, electric and sewer hookups are not available
  • Narrow, sometimes one-lane road; larger RVs and trailers not recommended
  • Campfires are allowed only in the combination fire ring/grills provided
  • Click here to learn more about the Six Rivers National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.29861, -123.36389
41°17'55"N, 123°21'50"W

From Highway 96, turn onto Salmon River Road/Forest Highway 93 and continue about 13 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 410
ORLEANS  CA  95556

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)627-3291
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