Mad River Ranger District

  

The Mad River Ranger District is located on Highway 36 approximately 50 miles east of Highway 101 and the Eureka/Arcata area and 100 miles west of Interstate 5 and the cities of Redding and Red Bluff. Traveling south for 20-30 miles on county roads brings you to the communities of Ruth and Zenia.

The Mad River Ranger Station is at an elevation of 2550 feet. The remainder of the district varies from 2000 to 6000 feet.

The climate is characterized by warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Average precipitation in the area is 60" with the majority of the moisture falling between October and April. Snow is uncommon at elevations under 3000' but many areas on the district receive substantial snowfall.

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Bicycling

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Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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Lake and Pond Fishing

The forest waterways are renowned for their world-class fishing opportunities. Good management results in a continuous supply of fish for recreational and commercial fishing, and wildlife viewing. Remember to always carry a valid California fishing license and check with the California Department of Fish and Game for current regulations and restrictions.

Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Mad River Ranger District

River and Stream Fishing

The forest waterways are renowned for their world-class salmon and steelhead fishing opportunities. Good management results in a continuous supply of fish for recreational and commercial fishing, and wildlife viewing. Remember to always carry a valid California fishing license and check with the California Department of Fish and Game for current regulations and restrictions.

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Mad River Ranger District


Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Scenic Driving

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Fire Danger Level: High
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  Latitude : 
40.177544
  Longitude : 
-123.184204