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Northern California > Grizzly Creek>Van Duzen River
The redwoods in the Grizzly Creek area were what inspired Owen R. Cheatham, founder of Georgia-Pacific Corporation, to preserve this site in perpetuity.

The Cheatham Grove is an exceptional stand of coast redwoods. The park is a quiet place to camp, hike, fish, swim and picnic. The Van Duzen River flows beside the campground. The fish of the Van Duzen include steelhead, chinook, and coho or silver salmon . Chinook arrive in the river in September. The Chinook run from September through December, with the peak in late October. The average chinooks are 8-15 lbs, with some up to 40lbs.
The Van Duzan River is a major tributary of the Eel River. The river makes a 60-mile long journey through beautiful Trinity and Humboldt counties. Along the river, you will find everything from pine, fir and oak to mighty redwood stands. The surrounding soil gives this amazing river one of the highest erosion rates in the country.Also along this river one can find spots to go fossil hunting, most fossils are of sea creatures. Some of which are in my collection now.
I'd like to thank all my TE friends for their continuous support, I am looking forward to many more years.Thank you!!

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