Six Rivers National Forest, CA
US Forest Service
The Six Rivers National Forest lies east of Eureka in northwestern California, and stretches southward from the Oregon border for about 140 miles. U.S. 101, the famed "Redwood Highway," parallels the inland Forest in a north-south direction on the coastside. The Forest is just east of the Redwood National Park. There are 372 camping units available in 15 primary campgrounds. Many more camps are scattered throughout the Forest for those who seek isolation in remote areas away from the rivers and popular lakes. Outdoor recreation is, with the exception of hunting, mostly river oriented. Swimming and float trips on any of the main rivers are popular activities. Fishing for salmon and steelhead during the fall and early winter months is considered the finest in California. Hunting in Six Rivers country is primarily for Columbian blacktail deer, black bear, blue grouse, and valley and mountain quail. The Hoopa Indian Reservation is located in the area. Other attractions to the Six Rivers National Forest are wildflowers in late April and May, water sports at Ruth Reservoir, and the elusive "Bigfoot," a legendary ape-like creature.
Address:1330 Bayshore Way
Directions:From Eureka, the forest can be reached via north US highway 101 and state highway 96.