Jedediah Smith Redwoods Campground provides the opportunity to camp among the giant coast redwoods. You can look up and be surrounded by huge trees, quiet, and epic scenery.
Jedediah Smith Campground
I have to admit that Jedediah Smith Redwoods Campground is my favorite Redwoods area campground. There is just something amazing about this campground. It is peaceful, scenic, and the campsites are great.
This state park campground offers the opportunity to see under old-growth redwood trees! The campground has both tent/RV sites and hiker/bike sites that you need to walk into.
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park is part of the Redwood National and State Parks complex which includes multiple state parks all created to protect Old Growth Redwood Trees.
The park was established in 1929 along the last major free-flowing river in California the Smith River. Almost all of the park is watershed for the Smith River and Mill Creek which is a major tributary. Within the park, you can explore 20 miles of hiking trails and nature trails along with river access, a visitor center, and a nature store.
The campground offers easy access to quite a few hiking trails including the Boy Scout Tree Trail, Stout Grove Trail, Hatton Loop Trail, Little Bald Hills Trail, Mill Creek Trail, and more.
Number of Sites: 86 tent or RV (no hook-ups); hiker/biker sites available.
Location in the park:
Campsite Cost: $ 35.00
California State Parks Disabled Discount Pass......................$17.50 per night
California State Parks Distinguished Veterans Pass................FREE
Federal "America the Beautiful" Pass Holders
Annual—America the Beautiful Pass....................................$35.00 per night
Senior—America the Beautiful Pass.....................................$17.50 per night
Access—America the Beautiful Pass....................................$17.50 per night
Reservations: Yes, see below for more information
Accessible Sites: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes, pets must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet and under control at all times.
Pets are not permitted on trails or at any interpretive programs.
You will be assigned a campsite based on your needs. When we checked in they asked if we wanted to be close to the river, bathrooms, and the size of the vehicle we would be parking.
Are campground Reservations Available? Yes, Jedediah Smith Campground will be reservable from May 1 - October 1.
Phone Number? 1-800-444-7275.
How Far Ahead can you make a reservation?
First Come, First Served? yes, if sites are available
You can check the parking size for each campsite here
Hot showers, ADA accessible restrooms, ADA accessible cabins, dump station, picnic tables, fire pits and barbeques, food lockers and trash receptacles, visitor center, campfire center.
Dump Station: yes
Bear Boxes: yes
Flush Toilets: yes
Firewood: yes $10 a bundle when we were there.
Is wifi available? no
Is cellular Phone Service Available? no
Is camp host available on site? yes
Is firewood available for purchase? yes
Amenities at each campsite:
Fire pit in the site? yes
Picnic Table in the site? yes
Bear Box in site/area? yes
Potable Water? yes
RV Camping at Jedediah Smith Campground
RV Length: Vehicle Length Limit: 25-foot RV or 21-foot trailer.
Please be aware that these are the maximum allowable vehicle sizes in the campground, and that only certain campsites within the campground can accommodate vehicles of this size; many campsites in the campground cannot accommodate vehicles of this size. Click here for important information about the space available at each site for parking your personal vehicle(s).
Generators: Generators may only be operated between the hours of 10 am and 8 pm
How to get to Campground
Nine miles east of Crescent City on Highway 199.
The maximum number of people in a campsite: 8 people including children
The number of cars per campsite: 2 vehicles maximum per campsite, if there is room.
Checkout time: 12 pm
Check-in time: 2 pm
Quiet Hours: 10 pm to 6 am
Jedediah Smith Campground Map
Photos of Jedediah Smith Campground
Additional California Redwood Articles
Stout Grove Trail - This great trail is located near the campground and a must-see!
Avenue of the Giants - Humboldt Redwoods State Park