The Redwood Empire includes a number of state and national parks with magnificent groves of old-growth coastal redwoods. Campers at Jedediah Smith State Park Campground are at one of the premier camping destinations in the Redwood Empire. Nearby are other wonderful attractions.
Spend a day at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park The park covers 14,000 acres. View wandering herds of Roosevelt elk, old-growth redwoods, and 10 miles of beach
Explore mysterious Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park with its deep redwood forests and scenic trails.
Head south to Richardson Grove State Park and gaze upon magnificent redwoods.
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park is a secluded park off the main highway and along the Van Duzen River. Fish, swim, and relax.
Be sure to include Humboldt Redwoods State Park with the Avenue of the Giants in your plans.
Key Jedediah Smith State Park Campground Regulations
Wood collecting is not allowed, including twigs and leaves.
Generators may only be operated sparingly from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Dogs must be kept on a leash and must be confined to a tent or vehicle at night.
Jedediah Smith State Park Campground is in the heart of delightful Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park along the Smith River, northeast of Crescent City. Exceptional facilities, scenic attractions, and interpretive programs make Jedediah Smith a premier camping destination in the Redwood Empire. Visitors to the area enjoy the scenic beauty of the Smith River and the redwoods. Enjoyable hiking trails lead out from the campground. Fishing for steelhead in the Smith River is best early in the year.
Jedediah Smith State Park Campground features 86 campsites. Fifty are for RVs, trailers, or tents. Sixteen sites are designated tents only. Campsites are shaded by redwoods and alders. There are also 5 Hike & Bike sites along with a Group Site.
Attractions near Jedediah Smith State Park Campground:
Hike along the scenic Boy Scout Tree Trail. Tour the Visitor Center and nature store. Wander through Stout Grove. Explore the Simpson-Reed Interpretive Trail. Attend summer interpretive programs. Down at the water is the Smith River boat launch access for canoes, kayaks, and rafts. Fishing for steelhead during the season is excellent.
ReserveCalifornia Reservations Tips
California State Parks' new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia - now allows campers "to make reservations 6 months to the day in advance of their arrival date." For example, on January 1 reservations can be made for stays beginning on July 1. In the past, reservations were released in one-month blocks. Now it is day by day. For months with fewer days than the month 6 months away, reservations for the remaining days will be released in a small cluster on the first of the next month. For example, on March 1 (because February is a short month) you can make reservations for stays beginning August 29-31. Read details at ReserveCalifornia.
Jedediah Smith Group Campground
Jedediah Smith Group Campsite
The group campsite at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State park can accommodate up to 50 people and 15 vehicles.
Fee: $300 per night