The Middle Fork of the Smith River

travel the redwoods hwy, Oregon hwy 199, and see the middle fork of the smith river, as well as the redwoods in jedediah smith redwoods state park in the california coastal redwoods.

Beautiful greens and blues intermix in the water of the Smith River to create incomparable clear water. The geologic conditions that created the river gorges sculpted with a mighty hand leaving colors and shapes that blend perfectly to create the character and, nomenclature, of one of the most beautiful rivers around.

That's not all the Smith River has to recommend itself, for the watershed of the Smith River and Mill Creek, a major tributary, are almost encompassed entirely in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park making Jedediah Smith a park beyond compare, especially when you consider the coast at Crescent City, and especially when you take in the coastline around Brookings, Oregon a little further north on the Pacific Coast Scenic Hwy, otherwise known as Hwy 101.

the smith river in northern california seen in jedediah smith redwoods state park when traveling on the redwoods highway a little north of crescent city, california.

Forward ~ The Smith River in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park in California.

Back ~ Egrets in Shoalwater Bay at Eagle
Ridge on Klamath Lake.

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

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

USFS: Hiking in Six Rivers National Forest of California.

Want to hike? Hiking in the northern Redwood Parks of California.

NPS: California Redwoods State and National Parks.

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

wildflowers bloom riverside at gathering light ... a retreat located in klamath basin in southern oregon near crater lake: cabins, tree houses, treehouses and more.

Travel to Gathering Light from Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park or via the Rogue Umpqua Scenic Byway in Oregon. The Rogue 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: hiking trails, waterfalls, mountains.

Directions to and Day Trips in either Oregon or California of about 100 miles from the retreat.

Little known Scenic Places near Crater Lake National Park and the retreat: opportunities to explore, photograph: hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, birding, and more: Directions Map and Scenery.

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Contact Brad at Gathering Light ... a retreat.

Walking riverside (pictured above) at Gathering Light ... a retreat. Rustic simplicity, a place to "Just Be", Gathering Light is nestled on the banks of the river, surrounded by the Fremont Winema National Forest of southern Oregon and not far from Crater Lake National Park.