Lower Trinity Ranger District


The Lower Trinity Ranger District is bisected by State Highway 299, the main travel route in Northwestern California to reach the Northcoast. Willow Creek is Approximately 100 miles west of Redding and 45 miles east of Eureka/Arcata. At one time, a major timber producing area, Willow Creek no longer supports a major manufacturing industry. Willow Creek however, is a recreation destination for sport fishing, including salmon and steelhead, kayakers, and river rafters who heavily use the Main Stem and South Fork of the Trinity River most of the year. The area is also famous for Bigfoot, achieving notoriety through the years as a hub for sightings. Hunting also is a big draw to the area with large deer and bear populations.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

Areas for Mountain Biking at Lower Trinity Ranger District

Campground Camping

You will find a variety of settings at different elevations to satisfy any outdoor recreational activities. All campgrounds provide campers with a table, a fire ring or camp stove and restrooms. Not all locations have drinking water. There are no hook-ups or showers. Depending on the weather, most campgrounds open mid to late May and stay open until the water systems are shut down for the winter in October. Most campgrounds close in winter and provide no garbage, water or restroom service.

Areas for Campground Camping at Lower Trinity Ranger District

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 Lower Trinity 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 Lower Trinity Ranger District

Picnicking

Areas for Picnicking at Lower Trinity Ranger District

Scenic Driving

Boating - Non-Motorized

Areas for Boating - Non-Motorized at Lower Trinity Ranger District

Swimming

Areas for Swimming at Lower Trinity Ranger District

Tubing

Areas for Tubing at Lower Trinity Ranger District

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
40.918892

  Longitude : 
-123.651123