- Year round
The Scott River is a designated Scenic and Recreational River within the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System.
Popular with the local community in the summer months, the Jones Beach Day Use Area provides an excellent swimming area. A bit farther downstream, visitors will find good fishing holes and campgrounds.
This river is also floated by whitewater enthusiasts; however, some portions of the river require expert skill in this sport. For whitewater rafting information on this and other local waters see the Klamath National Forest River Center site.
Forest campgrounds, Indian Scotty and Bridge Flat are along the Scott River road and Sarah Totten Campground is located near the confluence with the Klamath River on Highway 96. The campground map or fishing map may be helpful in locating more information on specific areas.
A valid California state fishing license is needed to fish within the National Forest. Licenses are sold at sporting good and other retail stores. For information on fishing times & limits a current state fishing regulation guide is generally available free at these same locations. For more information contact California Department of Fish & Game.
Map + Directions
The Scott River has about 16 miles of public access as it winds through scenic canyon country between Scott Valley and confluence with the Klamath River. The entire reach is also paralleled by a county maintained road from Ft Jones to the Klamath River.