Portuguese Creek River Access

Seiad, CA
Teddy R.
Teddy R.

Because of the unique geology of this area, early miners in the mid to late 1800's used a method called hydraulic mining. Large monitors (metal nozzles) were connected to hoses and pipes that gradually got smaller and smaller. This created great pressure that, when aimed at the hillside, washed tons of dirt, rock and gold into the miners sluice boxes where the gold was collected. The river access here has an information board and a gravel ramp to the water's edge. The Ft. Goff Campground is less than 1 mile downstream on Hwy 96. It has 5 walk-in campsites, a vault toilet, tables and fireplaces. A current California Campfire Permit is required to use a camp stove, barbecue or have a campfire outside of developed areas. Local fire restrictions supersede the campfire permit. Inquire at the Ranger Station before having a fire. Restrictions: For all boating on the Klamath, please read the restrictions on the Karuk Ceremonial dates. Water and garbage service are not provided. Bring enough water for drinking, cooking and washing as well as extra water to drown campfires each day. Please take all trash, garbage, fish guts and dog droppings with you when you leave. Dogs on leash only. Camping limit 14 days.

River / Stream

Amenities (Offered on site)

Toilet Available
Tents Allowed
Campfires Allowed
Picnic Table

Site Exclusive Activities (Offered on site)

Wildlife Watching
gold panning
rock collecting
scenic driving


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This is not an actual reservation other campers are open to stay at this location.