Klamath River at Hopkins Creek, close to Weitchpec.
The Karuk Tribe is set to hold its World Renewal Ceremonies in Six Rivers and Klamath national forests from July through late September. In honor of these long-standing tribal traditions, outsiders will be prohibited from entering the water or launching watercraft during the ceremonies, the U.S. Forest Service has announced in a press release.
“The Karuk have conducted their ceremonies along the Klamath River since time immemorial, passing them down from generation to generation,” said Six Rivers National Forest Supervisor Ted McArthur in a press release. “The landscapes and rivers that we think of as the Six Rivers and Klamath national forests are woven into who the Karuk are as a people.”
Beginning at Sarah Totten Campground and continuing down the Klamath River, signs will be posted to alert river users about when and where launching is allowed and take-out encouraged, the press release states.
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For more information about the specific locations and dates of the ceremonies, read the press release below: