THE FORKS OF THE SALMON XCURSION.
The river has its origins in the high mountains of the Trinity Alps, Russian Mountains, and Marble Mountains (sub-ranges of the Klamath Mountains). The Salmon River comprises two forks, the North Fork and the South Fork, which join at the hamlet of Forks of Salmon, California to form the main stem of the Salmon River. Located in Siskiyou County, in northern California, the Salmon River Road or Highway 93 is a very narrow road through a dramatic river canyon. In many places the road is bordered by a drop of hundreds of feet an is unprotected by guardrails. It is located within the Six Rivers National Forest and runs parallel the Salmon River. It’s asphalted. There are some narrow sections -scarcely wide enough for two cars so there is little room for error.
In 2014 Cecilville became a great place to launch many outdoor adventures. Surrounded by national forests and wildernesses. It is situated on the South Fork of the Salmon River a wild and scenic River known for world famous kayaking and white water rafting. Nestled between the Russian, Trinity and Marble Mountain wilderness areas it boasts extremely diverse flora and fauna.
Originally inhabited by the native tribe called Konemihu, Cecilville was settled by miners in the late 1800's. The original town was a stage stop called Brownsville and was located on the flat which now holds the back nine of the Salmon River Disc Golf Course and the community farm. The flats and the opening up of the river canyon made this area a natural place to settle. In the mining days hay was grown here and horses and cattle we kept here.
The Bennet Resort was the original commercial venture on the property where the Salmon River Saloon now stands, opening in the 1960's, which became Snipes Villa in the late 1970's when Joe and Eileen Snipes bought the property which they operated until selling it to Jim and Leni Doyle who renamed it Doyle's Camp when the purchased it in 1997. They and owned it until they passed away and shortly thereafter, Monkey and Allegra bought it in the spring of 2012. Believe it or not, Gas can be had here also!
Video Footage of this Trip.