South Fork Eel River
Ready, set, float! Slam into stacks of frothy water bordered by towering forests of Douglas fir. Several Class IV rapids provide some hair-raising whitewater adventures along the South Fork of this free-flowing river. Rapids aside, the Eel offers a wonderful meander through old-growth forests that erases all sense of time. More than 100 species of wildlife make their home among virgin Douglas fir forest and hundreds of flowering plants in the nearby Northern California North Coast Preserve.
When to go: Winter-spring
Getting there: Hwy. 101 N. of Garberville
Put-in: Along Hwy. 101
Take-out: Along Hwy. 101
River Class: IV
Local BLM Office:
Arcata Resource Area
P.O. Box 1112
1125 16th St.
Arcata, CA 95521
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication
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