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Rivers

  • The Van Duzan River is a major tributary of the Eel River. The river makes a 60-mile long journey through beautiful Trinity and Humboldt counties. Along the river, you will find everything from pin...

  • Lumsden Road and Cherry Lake Road provide access to the Tuolumne, most of which is located in unroaded areas. Within the Stanislaus National Forest, the River is not highly developed for recreation...

  • Within the Sequoia National Forest and Monument, the Tule River is located within California Department of Fish and Game?s Sierra District. Fishing within this portion of the Sierra district is ope...

  • The Trinity River's headwaters begin in the rugged Trinity Alps, making it's way through the wilderness, settling into deep valleys, transitioning to spacious glides and inviting beaches until fina...

  • from the second bridge upstream from Highway 39 to Cogswell Reservoir, is designated as a native trout "catch and release" area only. Only artificial lures with a single barbless hook may...

  • The California Department of Fish and Game regularly stocks Pinecrest Lake with rainbow trout. Groceries and other services are available nearby at the Pinecrest commercial center.

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  • The South Fork Kern River flows through both the South Sierra and Domeland wilderness areas on the Sequoia National Forest. The headwaters to the South Fork Kern River are in the Golden Trout Wilde...

  • Sand Flat and Lovers Leap campgrounds. There is piped water, picnic tables, handicapped accessible camping sites, toilets, grills, and fire-rings, but no hook-ups. First come, first served. Open Ma...

  • The Smith is the largest wild and scenic river in the United States that has been left undamed. Located in Del Norte County, the northern most water system of the state makes its way through the 30...

  • China Flat and Silver Fork campgrounds. A fee is charged. There is piped water, picnic tables, handicapped accessible toilets, grills, and fire-rings, but no hook-ups. First come, first served. Ope...

  • The Shasta River does not run through National Forest Lands but access is available to about three miles of the river near its mouth on public land administered by Bureau of Land Management.

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  • The Scott River is a designated Scenic and Recreational River within the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System.

    Popular with the local community in the summer months, the Jones Beach Day U...

  • Approximately 10 - 12 miles of fishable stream.

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  • The Salmon River is located in one of the most beautiful, remote, and rugged areas in Northern California. It is truly a wild and scenic river, and the fish tend to run a bit larger here than on ot...

  • Experienced whitewater boaters may paddle a five-mile, Class IV stretch of the river between Sourgrass, near Dorrington, and Calaveras Big Trees State Park, just east of Arnold.

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  • The North Fork of the Kern River below the Johnsondale Bridge flows through a narrow river valley that has steep. The North Fork Kern River has many large boulders, cold water, and swift currents. ...

  • The California Department of Fish and Game regularly stocks the upper Middle Fork Stanislaus with rainbow trout. In addition to the campgrounds shown above, Forest Service developed recreation faci...

  • Pipi Campground. Generally open between May 1-Nov. 15. First come, first served. Fee required. 51 campings units, some with handicapped accessibility. Water, picnic tables, handicapped accessible t...

  • The Merced River, located north of Mariposa, is easily accessible and provides a great place for trout fishing. From Foresta bridge downstream to Lake McClure the river is open to fishing from the ...

  • Campgrounds along the river are Hobo and Sandy Flat.Additional campgrounds on Lake Isabella are Main Dam, Pioneer Point, Kissack Cove, Paradise Cove, Boulder Gulch, Hungry Gulch, Camp 9*, Tillie Cr...

  • About one and a half miles of the Little Shasta River headwaters are open to the public. These waters run through Martin?s Dairy Campground in a mountain meadow setting and are easily fished by the...

  • The Little Kern River drainage within the Golden Trout Wilderness is open to fishing from the last Saturday in April to November 15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks can be used. The daily...

  • The spectacular Klamath River is both the second largest and second longest river in California. The river makes its way through over 200 miles both the Cascade and Coast Mountain Ranges offering m...

  • With a free flowing length of 175 miles from Iron Gate Dam to the ocean, the Klamath River is one of the truly magnificent rivers on the west coast. Local tributaries empty into the Klamath, increa...

  • The Kings River is a 1 1/2 hour drive east of Fresno towards Pine Flat Reservoir via the Trimmer Springs Road. The Kings River is a designated wild trout fishery. The South Fork of the Kings River,...

  • The Kings River forms the northern boundary of the Sequoia National Forest and Monument. This portion of the Forest is managed as the Kings River Special Management Area in order to emphasize fish,...

  • The Eel River makes it's 100 mile long stretch through some of the most pristine redwood groves in the state. The mouth of the mighty river opens up 15 miles south of Eureka after weaving its path ...

  • California designated "Wild Trout Stream"

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  • Both these rivers are important spawning and rearing areas for salmon and steelhead which are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. In general, fishing is closed in most of the por...

  • Lower Bear River Reservoir is considered to be an exceptional northern California trout fishery.

    There are two nearby developed campsites at South Shore Campground and Bear River Group Campgo...