The Six Rivers National Forest is located in northwestern California, east of Redwood State and National Parks. This long and narrow piece of land stretches almost 140 miles between the Oregon border and Mendocino County. From almost sea-level to about 7,000 feet, the elevation changes sharply across the forest range, supporting widely diverse ecosystems. There are large stands of coniferous forest and some oak woodland and grassland, providing a habitat for a number of threatened and endangered species, notably the peregrine falcon and the bald eagle.
The Six Rivers National Forest was so-named for the six big rivers that run through it: the Smith, Trinity, Klamath, Van Duzen, Mad, and Eel. With so much water, rafting, kayaking, and fishing are the main activities, along with great hiking, camping, and backpacking. There are 1,260 historical or archaeological sites within the boundaries of the forest.
Contact: 1330 Bayshore Way, Eureka, CA 95501, Phone: 707-442-1721
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