Smith River, California

The Nii~-li~ (Smith River) is designated as a National Wild and Scenic River which is a federal designation designed to grant protections from development that substantially changes its wild and scenic nature. For generations, the Smith River holds the record for the largest steelhead caught in any California river system with salmon caught weighing in up to 65 pounds. Travelers come from across the world to fish in the great waters of the Smith. The span of the river stretches through the Six Rivers National Recreation Area and borders Redwood National and State Parks.