Patrick Creek Campground

Six Rivers National Forest

Smith River

Patrick Creek Campground, Six Rivers National Forest, CA

Patrick Creek 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

Patrick Creek Campground

Patrick Creek Campground is along the Middle Fork of the Smith River in the Six Rivers National Forest. This charming little campground is directly off Highway 199, 22 miles east of Highway 101. Campers enjoy fishing, rafting and swimming in the Smith River when water levels are safe. A day-use area adjacent to the campground makes river access convenient.

Patrick Creek Campground has 13 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. Campsites are well spaced and have good privacy. There is some highway noise. Some campsites have partial views of the river.

Campground Basics
Location: Off Highway 199, 22 miles east of Highway 101
Elevation: 770 feet
Miles/Driving time: Crescent City - 27 miles, 40 minutes
Campground Open: May through September
Number of Sites: 13
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
Maximum Vehicle Length: 35 feet
Wheelchair accessible Sites: all
Fees: $14
Reservations: Patrick Creek Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 2:00 PM

Patrick Creek Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water; no hook-ups
Showers: No
Dump Station: No
Nearby attractions: A short (0.2-mile) paved universal-access trail provides wheelchair access from the campground to a barrier-free fishing platform at the confluence of the Smith River and Patrick Creek. Gravel and sandy beaches near the day use-area, drive to nearby Sandy Beach River Access. A popular historic lodge and restaurant lie just across the highway from the campground.

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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