This campground is set in a grove, not far off the banks of the Smith River. The campground has a total of 86 campsites, and access to fire pits, restrooms, hot showers and food lockers. Settling in here, you will be tenting-up in between 200 year old trees with plenty of hiking, swimming and fishing options nearby. This is a great place to recoup after a long day of backpacking or rafting where you can fall asleep to the sound of wind through the trees.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
69 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Jedediah Smith Redwoods park is an awesome place for a smooth, paved bike ride, although biking options are limited. Breeze thr...Read more


Fishing is a great way to spend an afternoon here, especially from October to February. In those months, it isn’t uncommon for ...Read more


If it’s a scenic hike you’re looking for, look no further. Jedediah Smith’s trails take hikers through lush scenery of ferns, m...Read more

Horseback riding

Picture this: you, surrounded by giant redwoods all while riding on a noble steed. If that doesn’t scream “get your camera,” we...Read more


If you’re kayaking down the Smith river, you should definitely be doing it in a wetsuit. The Smith river has up to Class IV rap...Read more


The Smith River is the last major free-flowing river in California. It features a “swimming beach” and a handful of swimming ho...Read more

Whitewater paddling

Forget walking on the wildside, at Jedediah Smith State Park they ride down it. Smith River is an undammed water system (meanin...Read more

Wildlife watching

Jedediah Smith is filled to the brim with wildlife – all you have to do is keep your eyes open! Some creatures that you can ke...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Jedediah Smith Redwoods Campground.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Beth
Beth S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 24th, 2015

Easily one of my favorite sites on a cross country trip from New York to Los Angeles. The river was very accessible, and a beautiful place to relax and swim. There are a decent amount of sites, but most are separated by massive Red Wood trees. The campground was only a short drive to Crescent City which is an awesome place to get a nice dinner. I can't wait to go back.

Camping by the river at Jedediah.people camper water
Hipcamper Callie
Callie R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 24th, 2015

Easy drive-up campsites, quick (5 minute) walk to the river. Close to some amazing hiking spots, and surprisingly close to the Oregon border. Sites have picnic tables and bear lockers, and hot showers (with coins)/restrooms. Sites are relatively close to one another, and there are lots of families with kids.

Jedediah Smith Redwoods CampgroundThankful for the hot showers after I epically failed trying to make it out to this rock and took an accidental swim.River backing up to the campsites.
Hipcamper Joshua
Joshua C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 27th, 2015

This site does have hike/bike campsites for $5 a night, but spaces are limited.

Hipcamper brad
Brad J.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 17th, 2016

This is one of our favorite spots to camp in the Redwoods. My wife and I are back in Florida now and man, we do miss this spot. If your lucky enough to camp close to the river then do it. You can here the flow of the Smith all night. The sights have Bear proof food lockers, fire pits, clean showers and restrooms. A plus!!

Hipcamper Jayne
Jayne B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 29th, 2017

Incredible place. There are sites on the river and sites in the redwoods, honestly they are all fantastic. My husband and I actually stayed in one of the cabins here overnight on a whim - the cabins are equipped with fo-fireplace that pumps out heat (we stayed on Christmas night in December) it was warm and adorable. They have lights, a broom, a fan, 4 bunks, and a perfect shelf for all your cooking and supplies. The place was 100% spotless which I always appreciate. The cabins were accessable too! A fire pit and a grill were ready to use. Giant red woods towered over us. It was one of the best camp sites I've ever stayed at.

Hipcamper Nathan
Nathan H.
recommends this listing.
February 3rd, 2017

Rope swing on the smith river is a must!

Hipcamper Meredith
Meredith B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
February 23rd, 2017

We LOVED this campground! We camped at one of the walk-in sites and it was 100% worth it...the walk isn't even that far (as in, I could basically still see my car!). Giant Redwoods, beautiful ferns and foliage surround every campsite. Each site has its own character! The river is a short walk from the campground and absolutely beautiful. We were also impressed with the very nice bathrooms and showers! This was the most magical and relaxing campground in the Redwoods. We will definitely be back!

The best campsite among giant Redwoods and close to the river. Playing music and relaxing at our campsite. so much love for these beautiful giants! One of the largest trees near our campsite...I am standing at the base of the tree for scale!
Hipcamper Sheila
Sheila G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 5th, 2017

Well worth the drive! Beautiful campground, every site feels secluded. Snag a river site if you can. Warm clean showers to boot - bring quarters. Check out Hiouchi Café for pancakes so large they spill over the side of the plate. Nearby Stout Grove is a must for ancient trees, take in the stillness.

Site 87
Hipcamper Shirtless host Steve
Shirtless Host Steve J.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 11th, 2017

Report from your Shirtless Host on Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
If you headed south from Oregon or north to Oregon on Hwy 101 or east or west on Hwy 199. You have to stop and camp at this Park. This park has a few of the tallest Red Woods in the World. Also this is a 5 star park in it self.
The camp grounds are clean and it has Cabins, hiking trails, the Smith River running though it. Camp sites right on the river it most likely an adventure of a life time for you and your family! You are right in the middle of the redwoods so be ready for redwood dust. But that's the price you pay for such a beautiful place. Don't forget it is pay showers. Things to do is kayaking,wild life viewing and visitor center
Shirtless Host Steve

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
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41.796° N, 124.084° W
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