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. From Panther Flat Campground, visitors can set out to explore some of the prettiest sections of the Redwood Empire.

  • Stroll along the shaded trails in Jedediah Smith State Park. Swim and fish in the Smith River.
  • Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park spreads over 14,000 acres. View wandering herds of Roosevelt elk, marvel at old-growth redwoods, and hike up the famous Fern Canyon trail.
  • Enjoy all the scenic wonders of Patrick Point State Park. Stand on Wedding Rock and venture down to Agate Beach.
  • Richardson Grove State Park offers magnificent redwoods and excellent campgrounds.
  • Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park is a secluded redwoods park off the main highway.
  • Drive south to Humboldt Redwoods State Park with the Avenue of the Giants.
  • Visit Del Norte Coast Redwoods State 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.

Patrick Creek Campground Basics
Patrick Creek Campground 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 for Patrick Creek Campground
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
Attractions near Patrick Creek Campground: 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. Find gravel and sandy beaches near the day use-area. Drive to the nearby Sandy Beach River Access. A popular historic lodge and restaurant stand 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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