Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park Campground

Del Norte County


Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park


Jedediah Smith State Park campsite

Jedediah Smith Campground

Redwood Empire Attractions

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

  1. Wood collecting is not allowed, including twigs and leaves.
  2. Generators may only be operated sparingly from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  3. Dogs must be kept on a leash and must be confined to a tent or vehicle at night.
  4. Bicycles are only allowed on paved roads.

Nearby Campgrounds

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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park


Jedediah Smith State Park Campground

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.

Changes in California State Parks Reservation System

California State Parks is switching to a new reservation system beginning August 1, 2017. ReserveCalifornia will replace the previous ReserveAmerica. "Beginning on midnight July 26, 2017, the website and telephone reservations for California's state parks will be temporarily offline to prepare for the exciting launch of the new system on August 1. During this time, all existing reservations will be honored. An electronic or hard copy from ReserveAmerica will need to be presented to State Parks staff when checking in for reservation made prior to July 26, 2017."

Jedediah Smith State Park Campground Basics
Jedediah Smith State Park Campground Location: Off Highway 199, 5 miles east of Highway 101, 4 miles north of Crescent City
Elevation: 125 feet
Camping season: Open year-round
Number of Sites: 86
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer (fee for additional vehicle)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Park Headquarters: (707) 465-7335

Reservations for
Jedediah Smith State Park Campground
Reservations accepted: Late May through early September; otherwise first come, first served
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 2 days up to 7 months in advance of arrival date.
New dates are made available in 1-month blocks on the first of each month.
Maximum Vehicle Length: RVs - 36 feet
trailers 31 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: #13, 17, 25, 37, 39, 41
Fees: $35 per night
Hike & Bike - $5
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia: Jedediah Smith State Park Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Jedediah Smith State Park Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire grill, food storage locker; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater
Showers: Yes, 25 cents for every 2 minutes
Dump Station: Yes
Campground Map: Jedediah Smith Campground Map
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 Redwoods State Park group campsite

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

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park Hike and Bike campsite

Jedediah Smith Hike & Bike Campsite

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