Panther Flat Campground

Six Rivers National Forest

Smith River

Panther Flat Campground, Six Rivers National Forest, CA

Panther Flat Campground

Redwood Empire Attractions

The Redwood Empire includes a number of state and national parks with magnificent groves of old-growth coastal redwoods.

  • The wild and scenic Smith River
  • Richardson Grove State Park - magnificent redwoods and excellent campgrounds
  • Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park - a secluded redwoods park off the main highway
  • Humboldt Redwoods State Park with the Avenue of the Giants
  • Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park - 14,000 acres with a wandering herd of elk, old-growth redwoods, and 10 miles of beach
  • Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
  • Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park - explore the wonders of the wild Smith River.
  • Redwood National Park

Nearby Campgrounds

Six Rivers National Forest

Del Norte County

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Panther Flat Campground

Panther Flat Campground is along the beautiful Middle Fork of the Smith River in the Six Rivers National Forest. The campground is directly off Highway 199, 16 miles east of Highway 101. Visitors to the area enjoy top-quality steelhead trout fishing in winter months and great rafting and swimming in the summer when the water levels are safe. Two swimming holes are near the campground, one with a sandy beach.

Panther Flat Campground has 38 campsites, both of which can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. There is one double site. The recently modernized campground features large parking aprons, making all of the sites wheelchair accessible. The campground is set in a mature forest of Douglas fir, cedar and Pacific madrone trees. Some sites are first come, first served.

Campground Basics
Location: Off Highway 199, 16 miles east of Highway 101
Elevation: 480 feet
Miles/Driving time: Crescent City - 21 miles, 30 minutes
Redding - 233 miles, 4:42
Campground Open: year-round
Number of Sites: 38
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2, fee for 2nd vehicle
Pets: On leash, always attended
Information: (707) 457-3131

Reservations available: available up to 6 months in advance for late May through early September, otherwise first come, first served
Maximum Vehicle Length: 40 feet
Wheelchair accessible Sites: all
Fees: $15
Reservations: Panther Flat Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 2:00 PM

Panther Flat Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water; no hook-ups
Showers: Yes, coin operated
Dump Station: No
Nearby attractions: Nearby Panther Flat Picnic area along the river with grills, water, a horseshoe pit, and eight picnic tables. Visitor Center at Gasquet Ranger Station provides free maps and brochures of the area. A Botanical trail to a unique Darlingtonia bog is just a mile away. The Darlingtonia is a carnivorous plant.

General Camping Information

Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

Campground reservations become available 6 months in advance.

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