Matthews Creek Campground


Area Status: Open

Matthews Creek campground has 10 campsites located on the South Fork of the Salmon River. There is easy river access available and a number of nice swimming holes nearby the campground.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Water system is not operational.
Fees: $10 per night
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Cecilville, Forks of Salmon
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Callahan, take the Callahan-Cecilville Rd for approx. 37 miles to the campground.
Parking:

 Watch overhead for low-hanging branches


Recreation Map

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Activities

Campground Camping

On the South Fork of the Salmon, with some great pools for swimming and fishing.
No. of Sites Reservations not available. All sites are first come, first served.
Reservation Info None
Fire Information Campfires in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
No. of Accessible sites 5

RV Camping

On the South Fork of the Salmon, with some great pools for swimming and fishing.

General Info:

Parking

 Watch overhead for low-hanging branches


No. of Sites 5
Reservation Info No reservations
Pavement Type for Parking Gravel
Hookup - Water Water available, no hook-ups
Size Restrictions 24'
Hookup - Sewer No
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No
Fire Information Campfires in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
No. of Accessible sites None

River and Stream Fishing

Special Designations Regulations for the Salmon, Scott and Klamath Rivers are published in May each year in "Freshwater & Ocean Sport Fishing Supplement"
Fish Species Trout
Water Temperature Water temperature fluctuates with seasons, flow level and water depth.
Water/Flow Level Water flow in creeks and rivers fluctuate with seasons, rainfall and snow pack.

Viewing Wildlife

A good area for riparian wildlife along the river and forest birding. Some small mammals frequent the campsites.

Gold Panning

Gold Panning on the Salmon River is regulated by CA Dept of Fish & Game.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Boating - Non-Motorized

Swimming

Swimming, wading and water play off the gravel bar on the South Fork of the Salmon River.
Clothing Requirements Swimming attire required.
Water Temperature Water temperature fluctuates with seasons, flow level and water depth.
Water/Flow Level Water flow in creeks and rivers fluctuate with seasons, rainfall and snow pack.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
41.18680

  Longitude : 
-123.21393

  Elevation : 
1760'