California Whitewater Rafting with WET River Trips


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Lodging in Northern California

Rafting in Northern California usually means that you will be staying in the Klamath drainage since the Trinity, Cal Salmon, and Scott Rivers are all tributaries to the Klamath. There are first-come, first-served Forest Service campgrounds up and down each of the rivers, but many people will enjoy staying in a room before, during, and/or after their rafting trip.

Happy Camp

For those of you paddling the Lower Klamath, Scott, or Cal Salmon Rivers the closest lodging will be in the cute Hamlet of Happy Camp. As you enter Happy Camp, you will notice that the townspeople are very proud of their relationship with Bigfoot. In fact, the whole town congregates each year for their annual "Bigfoot Days" held on Labor Day weekend.

There are a few stores in town, gas, and a nice Deli. There are also a number of places to stay.

Klamath River Resort Inn

Forest Lodge Motel

Bear Cove Cabins

Klamath Inn Motel & RV Park

Willow Creek

Willow Creek is a quaint little town near the Trinity River and along Willow Creek. It is approximately the same distance from the Cal Salmon as Happy Camp and just over half an hour away from the rafting areas of the Trinity River. You'll find a couple of great places to get a hamburger, a nice coffee shop, plenty of ways to get gas, and a Pizza Factory ("We Toss 'em, they're awesome"). There are a few decent places to get some shut eye in town.

Gambi Hill Motel & RV Park

Bigfoot Motel

Trinity River Cabin

Other Things to Do

Broken Wheel Ranch offers guided Llama pack trips and other activities that are fun for folks of all ages in the Trinity and Klamath areas!

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Disclaimer: River descriptions and classifications may change due to natural events that may create new hazards or flows. C-W-R advises that any paddler that uses this site be additionally informed by seeking out local news and updates for changes on this river.

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