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Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park Campground, Crescent City
Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Enjoy hiking and camping in the idyllic setting of , where redwoods stand tall next to the Smith River. The park and river are named for one of the first American explorers to travel from the Mississippi River to California. More than 29 km (18 mi) of trails weave through the ancient trees, and 100 campsites are available for overnight visits. Some of the most scenic campsites are near the banks of the river, where you can fish and lounge on the beach. Book your campsite online in advance to guarantee your spot near your activities of choice. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park Campground and many more Crescent City attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Crescent City vacation trip planner.
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One has to see these trees to believe them. Felt genuinely privileged to be here and would prioritize seeing this natural wonder over most anything else on the tourist route....
You can drive through and get out at almost any point and see amazing sights. One of the most stunning things I have ever seen. I even saw bear claw markings on a few tress and the Smith river can be ... read more »
This is part of our annual trip to granny's house. I never get tired if feeling the decompression of being in the trees after living in the concrete Jungle of Southern California all year long.
My family had a great stay here, the Smith River runs along the edge of the campground and is a great background for selfies and recreational water play and frolicking. The campsites are large and camp hosts are on site. Newer shower and rest rooms have been added. We enjoyed the Ranger led evening campfire chats. A great time was had. No Wifi, no 4G
Amazing trees! The campground is situated right among the redwoods and is designed to take advantage of the trees and river. We had a campsite right on the river. It was peaceful and scenic. Although there is no electricity, there are pay showers. Have quarters on you as there are NO change machines on site.
I have seen most of the giant redwoods stands in California but this one is the best by far. These are coastal redwoods, only grow within a few miles of the ocean. There are many groves of old growth trees in this National State park that have been conserved from logging. The areas to the north of the highway are truly pristine and almost primoidal. Certainly worth the drive of a mile or two to see them. Be prepared for potholes and in most cases, no RVs are allowed in on those roads. The campground is very nice but not really accessible for large RVs. A few larger sites are there but the roads through the campground are narrow and trees are very close to the edges making some turns quite sharp.
Camped in site 97 with 24' trailer. Website says 27' max for trailer, but was told on check in that it is 25'. Spot is too small to park tow vehicle beside the trailer or crossways in the site, however there is a spacious parking spot for the tow vehicle next to the campsite along the road. 24' is pretty much max size for this site as the road is very close; other sites were larger and more secluded than site 97. Nice campground for bike rides/walks to see redwoods; river access available. Small visitor center/souvenir store in the campground.
I stayed in site number 44 and it was super spacious and private with walls of trees. Nice bathroom and pay showers. Beautiful overall. Rained on me the whole time and I still got some mosquito bites so I wonder if it's worse on dry days. Walk to the river is super fun for for kids!
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