About the Six Rivers National Forest
Six Rivers National Forest Where Adventure Awaits
Mountainous land and iconic rivers abound from the California-Oregon border south to Mendocino County comprising almost 1 million acres of diverse ecosystems and landscapes.
In January 2022, the Forest Service launched a robust, 10-year strategy to address the wildfire crisis in the places where it poses the most immediate threats to communities. The strategy, called “Confronting the Wildfire Crisis: A Strategy for Protecting Communities and Improving Resilience in America’s Forests,” (leer en español) combines a historic investment of congressional funding with years of scientific research and planning into a national effort that will dramatically increase the scale and pace of forest health treatments over the next decade. Through the strategy, the agency will work with states, Tribes and other partners to addresses wildfire risks to critical infrastructure, protect communities, and make forests more resilient.
The Six Rivers National Forest offers beautiful camping areas that range widely from low to high elevation, riverside to forested, and primitive to developed. Make camping reservations at www.recreation.gov
Get ready for your visit by checking out our detailed maps, brochures, and information guides.
To see the latest recreation site status please visit the Recreation Site Status Map or if you have any questions, please visit or call the nearest ranger district.
Are you interested in a career with the U.S. Forest Service? The Six Rivers National Forest is currently hiring in a variety of program areas including fire, recreation, and more!
Six Rivers National Forest lifts forest-wide fire restrictions
Release Date: Sep 25, 2023
Great American Outdoors Act projects will address critical deferred maintenance and improve transportation and recreation infrastructure on national forests.
To raise awareness on how everyone can do their part to prevent unwanted wildfires from threatening our communities, the Six Rivers National Forest has joined forces with CAL FIRE Humboldt-Del Norte County Unit, Humboldt County Fire Safe Council, Hoopa Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services, and the Yurok Tribe Wildland Fire Program to sponsor the 3rd edition of Living with Wildfire in Northwestern California.