Shasta-Trinity National Forest

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The two Forests are home to an estimated 400 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Wildlife includes blacktail deer, ringtail cat, raccoon, beaver, striped skunk, black bear, coyote, mountain lion, bobcat, and fox. Birds in the Forests include bald eagle, osprey, owls, hawks, falcons, western tanager, killdeer, nuthatches, breat blue heron, kingfishers and a wide variety of song birds.

The lakes and streams of the Shasta-Trinity National Forests are a haven for the angling enthusiast. Alpine lakes within the forest including Boulder, Canyon Creek, East Fork, Ell, Forbidden, Grizzly, Lois, and Papoose contain a variety of Brook, rainbow, and brown trout. Hundreds of miles of clear, cold running streams provide anglers with an opportunity to catch native rainbow trout, steelhead, silver salmon, and King salmon. Some good streams to try include canyon Creek, Grizzly Creek, North Fork Trinity River, Trinity River, New River, and French Creek.

Published: 9 Oct 2009 | Last Updated: 9 Jun 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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