The Salinas River

A recreation guide

This is a guide for enjoying the Salinas River. It flows for 170 miles south to north in Central California. It is home to beavers and bald eagles. Neighbors noodle on its banks for catfish, and cool off in its silty waters in the summer.

When conditions are right, you can float down long sections of the Salinas. This guide outlines common places to access the river and suggested trips.