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Six Rivers National Forest
IUCN Category VI (Managed Resource Protected Area)
Map of the United States
Location Northwest California, US
Nearest city Crescent City, California
Coordinates 41°46′40″N 124°01′00″W / 41.77778°N 124.0166667°W / 41.77778; -124.0166667Coordinates: 41°46′40″N 124°01′00″W / 41.77778°N 124.0166667°W / 41.77778; -124.0166667
Area 957,590 acres
Established 1947
Governing body U.S. Forest Service
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Six Rivers National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in the northwestern corner of California. It was established on July 1, 1947 by U.S. President Harry S. Truman from portions of Klamath, Siskiyou and Trinity National Forests. Its over one million acres (4,000 km²) of land contain a variety of ecosystems and 137,000 acres (550 km2) of old growth forest[1 ]. It lies in parts of four counties; in descending order of forestland area they are Del Norte, Humboldt, Trinity, and Siskiyou counties. Six Rivers is named after the six major rivers that pass near or through the forest and include:

The forest has 366 miles (589 km) of wild and scenic rivers, six distinct botanical areas, and public-use areas for camping, hiking, and fishing. The northernmost section of the forest is known as the Smith River National Recreation Area. Forest headquarters are located in Eureka, California. There are local ranger district offices in Bridgeville, Gasquet, Orleans, and Willow Creek.[2]

Its old-growth forests include Coast Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii), Tanoak (Lithocarpus densiflorus), Pacific madrone (Arbutus menziesii), and White Fir (Abies concolor))[1 ].

Important Events

The Patterson-Gimlin film, claimed to be a recording of a Bigfoot, was filmed in this national forest.


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