Class I-II South Fork Humboldt River, NV

South Fork Reservoir to Bullion Road (South Fork Reservoir to Bullion Road Take Out)

Located northwest of South Fork State Recreation Area, South Fork Canyon offers access to the South Fork River. Float the river in tubes, kayaks or canoes. Along the river you will have the opportunity to see part of the California National Historic Trail (Hastings Cutoff), wildlife, deep limestone canyon walls, and cultural sites. The best time to float the river is during spring runoff. The river is mostly Class I with limited Class II areas (only at peak flows). There are no developed facilities or campgrounds on BLM lands. Roads along the river are primitive and travel is not advised during periods of moisture.(BLM)

This stretch of river flows through a scenic canyon between the South Fork Reservoir and the Bullion Road bridge. Floating along this river is a popular summer activity. Boaters and floaters can carry their crafts to the water past the dam at the end of the South Fork Reservoir and enjoy the river up until where Bullion Road crosses over the water. Past that point, the river is mainly surrounded by private land and there are no advisable access points. (Nevada Department of Conservation & Natural Resources)

Section Details

Trip Length Partial Day, 6.4 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping No
Permit No
Manager Bureau of Land Management, Elko Distict Office
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail No
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