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."
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.