Jedediah Smith Redwoods
State Park: Facilities

Forward ~ Rafting on the Smith River in Jedediah Smith
Redwoods State Park.

Back ~ A select list of hiking trails in Jedediah
Smith Redwoods State Park.

King among Kings, Jedediah Smith
Redwoods State Park: the Smith River, the Stout Grove,
the oldest grove of redwoods in any of the parks.

Sightseeing en route to and on the Oregon,
California Coast and Redwoods.

USFS: Hiking Trails in Six Rivers National Forest.

Want to hike? Hiking in the northern Redwood Parks.

National Parks Service: California Redwoods State and National Parks.

walker road at jedediah smith redwoods state park in california.  

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park is 9 miles east of Crescent City, California, on Hwy 199, the Redwoods Highway. Or, if you're heading south from Grants Pass, Oregon, portal of the the Redwoods Highway, it's just across the border between Oregon and California. The campground is on the Smith River, and offers accommodation for trailers up to 36'. If you want to visit Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and have a trailer larger than 24', you might want to camp in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. As I've made quite clear, I believe, I have stated the benefits of visiting Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and in King among Kings I've stated some of the advantages of visiting Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.

  • Facilities at the Park:

    A campground that accommodates trailers up to 35' (but no hookups).

    Reservations are recommended from June to Labor Day in September for the 106 sites.

    Each campsite offers a fire ring, a fairly level picnic table, and bear locker with restrooms and hot showers close by.

    Hike and bike campgrounds are not reservable.

  • Wheelchair accessible features include:

    Fairly level ground around picnic tables.

    Some campsites.

    Trails to the restrooms and the route from the parking lot to the visitor center.

    Water spigots in the campground, restrooms in the picnic area.

    Check in the event these features have changed.

  • The Picnic Area on the Smith River offers:

    Tables and stoves.

    Swimming is popular although no lifeguards are available. Be wary of the river for it can be treacherous.

    A footbridge makes crossing the river possible. From there it's possible to stroll the trails in Stout Grove. This is a very lovely walk! ;-)

  • Fishing in Smith River is quite good:

    Cutthroat Trout during the summer, Salmon and Steelhead during their runs.

  • The park also offers about 20 miles of hiking trails, as well as equestrian and biking trails.

Travel Oregon and northern California while staying at Gathering Light ... a retreat.
located in southern Oregon near Crater Lake National Park.


Travel to Gathering Light from Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park or via the Umpqua Scenic Byway. The Umpqua Scenic Byway: follow the Umpqua River from Reedsport, to Sutherlin on I - 5. From there head south 10 miles to Roseburg, Oregon and access the Umpqua Scenic Byway: Directions, Map and Scenery.

Travel Directions to and Day Trips of about 100 miles from the retreat.

Little known Scenic Places: hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, birding ... Travel Directions Map and Scenery. Local Maps Introduction.

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