East Fork Group site is nestled along the East Fork of Willow creek in northern California’s vast Six Rivers National Forest.
The campground sits under a canopy of Big Leaf Maple, Douglas Fir and Port Orford Cedar, less than 5 miles from the small mountain town of Willow Creek, known as the Bigfoot capital of the world.
Fishing, swimming and whitewater rafting are all close by in the popular Trinity River.
Fishing, swimming and whitewater rafting are all available in the Trinity River. The area also provides opportunities for biking, hiking and horseback activities, as well as fishing for migratory salmon and steelhead trout. You could always head out in search of the elusive Bigfoot on the many Forest roads in the area. Stop by the Lower Trinity Ranger Districts office at 50 Hwy 96 in Willow Creek and pick up a Six Rivers Forest map and pick up some local knowledge from the front desk staff.
East Fork Group Site has vault style toilets available, picnic tables and fire rings. There is no water available in the campground so please bring plenty of drinking and cooking water.
The campground is along a small creek that is great for wading and and in a few spots swimming. It sits at a 680-foot elevation and provides several shady campsites about four miles west of the Trinity River. A forest of harwoods, Big Leaf Maple and conifers covers the campground, and stands of oak woodland dot the landscape, providing habitat for eight threatened and endangered species, including the bald eagle and the peregrine falcon.
The Six Rivers National Forest lies east of Eureka in northwestern California, stretching southward from the Oregon border for about 140 miles. U.S. 101, the famed “Redwood Highway,” parallels the inland Forest along the coastline. The Forest is just east of the Redwood National Park. From Willow Creek, turn north on highway 96 and drive the Bigfoot Highway up through the Hoopa Indian Reservation to the Klamath river corridor in Weitchpec where the Trinity river flows into the Klanmth river and then on down to the Pacific ocean.a
In the nearby town of Willow Creek stop by and visit the Bigfoot museum. If you’re around the weekend of Labor day you can stop at the Veterans Park and enjoy their Bigfoot Daze celebration, watch the parade then go check out some local vendors at the park. If you’re interested in learning about some of the local tribes, drive into Hoopa and check out Hoopa Tribal Museum. 40 miles west there are many attractions along the Pacific Coast, from ocean fishing, walking along it’s many beaches or perhaps hunting the beautiful agates in a few local hotspots. Oh, and don’t foget about the majestic California Redwoods, Once you hit highway 101 you can go either north or south and see some of the coasts many wonders.
Approximately 32 miles east of Arcata and approximatley 105 miles west of Redding on Hwy 299, four miles west of Willow Creek