Nordheimer Flat River Access


The Nordheimer Campground is administered by the Six Rivers National Forest. The river access is a graded gravel road to a cobble bar.

At a Glance

Fees No fee for river access. Campground and group camps require fee.
Permit Info: A current California Campfire Permit is required to use a camp stove, barbecue or have a campfire. Local fire restrictions supersede the campfire permit. Inquire at the Ranger Station before having a fire.
Open Season: January
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Forks of Salmon 4 miles to the SE, Somes Bar (limited services) 12 miles to the NW
Water: Drinking water in campground in summer.
Restroom: Vault toilets in the campground
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Orleans travel 8 miles north on Hwy 96 to Somes Bar. Go east on county road 2B01 approx 14 miles to the campground. Drive down to the cobble bar on the river.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Remnants from historic mining operations can still be seen in this remote but beautiful camping area. A few fruit trees remain from past homesteading activities. Boat access to the Salmon River is available with 4x4 vehicles.
Reservation InfoNone
Fire InformationCampfires in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
No. of SitesReservations not available. All sites are first come, first served.
No. of Accessible sites12

Group Camping

Nordheimer is in the heart of the Salmon River whitewater area. Boat access to the river's edge is available with 4x4 vehicles. There are 4, reservation only group sites with tables and vault toilets.
Sleeping ShelterNone
Fire InformationCampfires in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
Reservation InfoBy reservation only at or 1-877-444-6777.
Group ShelterNone
No. of Sites4
Group Cooking FacilitiesNone
No. of Accessible sitesNone
Hookups - ElectricNone

Nature Viewing

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Rocks & Minerals

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Water Activities

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