The Eel River is a major river system of the north coast of California. Approximately 200 miles long, it drains a rugged area in the California Coast Ranges between the Sacramento Valley and the ocean. For most of its course, the river flows northwest, parallel to the coast. The river has both State (1972) and Federal (1981) Wild and Scenic River status. There are 97 miles classified as Wild and 28 miles classified as Scenic along the river's course. The Eel River's watershed of 3,971 square miles is the third largest entirely in California. The river and its tributaries total 3,448 river miles, flowing through Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt, and Trinity counties.

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