California Salmon River

Cal Salmon at Nordheimer Camp

Cal Salmon at Nordheimer Camp


Over the weekend I camped on the California Salmon River with Momentum River Expeditions. The above is the view I enjoyed from my sleeping tent.  This is a most beautiful wild river …one that you must see at some point. For those who seek adventure and thrills, the Momentum whitewater guides raft this river with respect and the confidence of years of  whitewater running practice. Spring chinook salmon once returned to the Cal Salmon in numbers.  Fishing on the river has been closed for over twenty years. Today the local Salmon River community works to restore the spring salmon, coho, and steelhead runs. Details of this salmon restoration effort can be found at the Salmon River Restoration Council’s website.

The Cal Salmon River tributary remains one of the most beautiful I have seen in the Klamath River basin.


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