Grassy Flat Campground sits above the Middle Fork of the Smith River. Head down to the river for swimming, fishing, or rafting. You can take the hiking trail up to an old bridge for great views of the river and forest.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Horseback riding
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
Snow sports
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Hipcamper Kelly
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A very kind lady at the forestry service suggested this as a campground that may have first-come availability in late July.

All of the sites in the center of the campground were taken. Just as we were about to go to the next campground on our list, I saw a sign that said, "Trail Tent Camping, Units 2-5". Unit 2 was very close and well worth lugging our stuff to have a private site!! The only downside was that road traffic was quite loud at night--bring earplugs.

Our site was beautiful, and our trail site was much more private than the ones in the middle.

Bonus: Walk to Smith River, wild blackberries growing everywhere

Cons: Road noise; no water while we were there (I think this was temporary); bathrooms weren't flushable

Hipcamper Trevor
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Primitive camping here but very nice grounds. They usually do have fresh water onsite, but didn't in Summer '18 due to pipe issues. But that is getting fixed and should be running by Summer '19 according to staff. They do have vault toilets throughout grounds. Spots are nice and large for a small campground (fit our 21ft travel trailer no problem). Very private for the most part. Does have some road noise. Has a path down to river with beach access too and is about 10 min from Gasquet market. Note: No AT&T or Verizon cell service here or in Gasquet. Need to drive another 10 minutes to Hiouchi for service. Campground Host at Grassy Flats is super friendly and informative.

Six Rivers National Forest
Phone Number
(707) 442-1721
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41.856° N, 123.889° W
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Tent Only - Hike In: 4 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 15 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)