Nordheimer Campground

Area Status: Open
Looking at Group Site D at Nordheimer Campground

Nordheimer Campground is located in a Douglas-fir and hardwood forest close to the Wild and Scenic California Salmon River. Roads and parking areas are gravel. The main campround has 12 sites located under shady trees. Combination fire ring grills and picnic tables are provided at each site. Popular activities include swimming/sunbathing, rafting, kayaking, hiking, wildlife viewing and biking.

On-site campground host available. 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open all year. 
Reservations: No reservations available. First come, first serve only. Self register at entrance kiosk. Cash (exact change) or check made out to USDA (United States Department of Agriculture). 
Fees: $8 per night; $5 extra vehicle fee
Usage: Light-Medium
Water: No water.
Restroom: Vault toilets.
Passes: Interagency Park Passes are honored at the Six Rivers National Forest:
Interagency Senior Pass: A lifetime pass for citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., age 62 or older. There is a one-time $80 fee.
Interagency Access Pass: A lifetime pass free to citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who have a permanent disability, regardless of age.
Holders of the above passes receive a 50% discount on camping fees on the Smith River NRA and Six Rivers National Forest. The passes also cover access to and use of many other Federal recreation sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees.
Obtain passes at National Forest or Grassland offices; or by mail through USGS—inquire at 1 (888) 275-8747 or online at; or visit the USGS store at
Information Center: Orleans Ranger District
1 Ishi Pishi Road
Orleans, CA 95556
(530) 627-3291

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 12
No. of Accessible sites 12

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.

No. of Sites 4
Reservation Info By reservation only at or 1-877-444-6777
Fire Information Campfires in the fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
No. of Accessible sites None
Reservation required?: Y

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