Virtual Guidebook to Mount Shasta and Klamath-Trinity Mountains
Salmon River
Klamath National Forest California


The Salmon River epitomizes the remote country of the Klamath region. There is forestry, and fish in the river, even a few gold mines, but very few people.

The roads are narrow, the towns tiny and far between, and 98 percent of the land belongs to Klamath National Forest. There are no dams on either fork of the river, both of which are designated Wild and Scenic Rivers, and much of the mountainous watershed is protected as wilderness.



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Bridge over the Salmon River with remnants of the old bridge washed out in 1964

(June 30, 2009)


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The narrow and dangerous Salmon River Road near Bloomer Falls

(June 30, 2009)


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The Salmon River at Nordheimer near Forks of Salmon

(June 29, 2009)


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A precarious looking suspension bridge over the Salmon River to the Domino Mines

(June 29, 2009)


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