Class IV-V Middle Fork Eel River, CA

Black Butte to Dos Rios (Black Butte Confluence to Dos Rios)

The Eel River represents California's third largest watershed. The mainstem flows more than two hundred air miles and travels over 800 river miles from the headwaters above Lake Pillsbury in Lake County to the ocean. The Eel River has received both state (1972) and federal (1981) wild and scenic river designation, which protects the river from dams and ensure that environmental concerns rank equally with development and industry.

Section Details

Trip Length Multiday, 32.0 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping No
Permit No
Manager Bureau of Land Management, Arcata Field Office
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
Description American Whitewater