Rafting trips on the California Salmon or Cal. Salmon River are only recommended for experienced rafting clients who are in good physical condition, and very capable swimmers. There are numerous Class IV and substantial Class V rapids on these runs.
The Cal. Salmon River should definitely be on your bucket-list if you are looking for some great Class 4/5 whitewater. No crowds and great scenery add to its charm..
There is very limited on river camping in this steep canyon. A late night 13.5 mile drive up the narrow and winding Salmon River Road from Hwy 96 to Nordheimer Campground is not always desirable. So there are options for meeting for this trip at a private camp off Hwy 96 on the Klamath River nearby and arrangements can be made for optional cabins the night before the trip, and breakfast in the morning. That is usually welcome after a drive to this remote NW corner of California.
Tributary Whitewater Tours (DBA raftcalifornia.com) operates under permits issued by the Six Rivers National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider.