The Six Rivers National Forest encompasses a total area of 957,590 acres of land in Northwestern California. The forest land is near metropolis and civic areas like Eureka, Crescent City, Klamath, Fortuna, Orick, and Orleans. To gain access to the national forest, you can use CA 36, CA 96, CA 299, and US Highway 101.
The forest is managed by the U.S. Forest Service and was established in 1947 by President Harry S. Truman from portions of Siskiyou, Klamath, and Trinity National Forests. The national forest is home to five wilderness areas including North Fork, Trinity Alps, Siskiyou, Mount Lassic and Yolla-Bolly. The forest also has one of the largest Wild and Scenic river systems in the country, Smith River, that stretches for a total of 315 miles.
Several recreational activities can be enjoyed at the national forest. Some of these activities include camping, hunting, kayaking, boating, whitewater rafting, fishing, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, hiking, and mountain biking. Amenities in the national forest available to facilitate these activities include a group camp, campgrounds, rental cabins, scenic drives, picnic sites, OHV areas, and trails.
Bringing your dog to Six Rivers National Forest is allowed, but you must follow standard national forest rules if you want to enjoy your time in the forest. Some of the basic rules that you must follow regarding your dog include the following. First, you must ensure that you prevent your dog from wandering into areas of the forest that are not pet-friendly.
You can find out about these areas by making inquiries at the visitor’s office. For areas of the forest that you are allowed to visit with your dog, you are required to keep your dog on a leash. If your dog is not on a leash, then you have to keep them in a secured enclosure. Furthermore, you are required to clean your dog's poop and dispose of the poop in the right way. As such, carrying poop bags for your dog is a good idea.