Class II-III Van Duzen River, CA

Grizzly Creek to Hwy 36 Bridge (Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park to Hwy 36 Bridge)

The Van Duzen River is a major tributary of the Eel River. The river makes a 60-mile long journey through beautiful Trinity and Humboldt counties. Along the river, you will find everything from pine, fir and oak to mighty redwood stands. The surrounding soil gives this amazing river one of the highest erosion rates in the country. Great salmon and steelhead fishing exist on this river. The most popular fishing spots lie between the Bridgeville and the mouth of the river, outside of Six Rivers National Forest boundaries. The Van Duzan is not as popular for whitewater recreation as the other rivers of the Six Rivers National Forest. The lower reaches have mostly class I and II runs.

Section Details

Trip Length Partial Day, 4.0 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Permit No
Manager U.S. Forest Service, Six Rivers National Forest
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
Partner Information
Description American Whitewater