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Description - The Klamath is California's second largest river. The Scott and Salmon, North and South Forks Salmon, and Wooley Creak are included. It is a major salmon producer, particularly coho and Chinook. Noted raptor habitats are located along its banks.

Designated Wild and Scenic Sections: From the mouth to 3,600 feet below Iron Gate Dam. The Salmon River from its confluence with the Klamath to the confluence of the North and South Forks of the Salmon River. The North Fork of the Salmon River from the Salmon River confluence to the southern boundary of the Marble Mountain Wilderness Area. The South Fork of the Salmon River from the Salmon River confluence to the Cecilville Bridge. The Scott River from its confluence with the Klamath to its confluence with Schackleford Creek. All of Wooley Creek.
Wild -- 12.0 miles; Scenic -- 24.0 miles; Recreational -- 250.0; Total -- 286.0 miles.

Recreation - Recreational activities include river sports, fishing and wildlife viewing.

Location - The Klamath River flows through the state's northwestern counties and to the ocean through Redwood National Park.

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Additional Information:
California Rivers - This section mainly describes California's designated Wild and Scenic Rivers.
North Coast Region - The North Coast Region, stretches over 400 miles of rugged coastline from San Francisco to the redwood forests near the Oregon border. Inland are some of California's best vineyards and quaint villages.


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