Topic: Put-in location for the Lower North Fork Salmon run
|Posted: Apr 30, 2008Post Subject: Put-in location for the Lower North Fork Salmon run
|Scott Harding brought to my attention that the put-in location that Dreamflows gave for the Lower run on the North Fork Salmon was on private property. The old (bad) location was just downstream of the Little North Fork confluence.|
Scott reports two public accesses. One is about a mile upstream of the Little North Fork confluence, at 41.316, -123.169. The other (more common) access, which is the one now shown on the Dreamflows cross-listing page, is about a mile downstream of the confluence, shown here.
|Posted: May 5, 2008Post Subject: Little North Fork access private property update
|In short, access to the North Fork Salmon at the Little North Fork is across posted private property. Lars Holbek's book says this is the put-in, ignoring the No Tresspassing signs. |
The landowner has been quite gracious in overlooking boaters trespassing on his land, however, we should use the better put-in one mile downriver. This put-in cuts out one mile of flatwater and still gives a warm-up before the rapids begin. Look for a dirt road that heads toward the river just upstream of the 10 mile marker. There is a sign that says "Engine Fill Site" there.
There is also a put-in one mile upriver of the Little North Fork that adds one class 3 rapid to the run.