Description

Panther Flat Campground is a large and popular campground that sits on a shady flat above the bright blue Smith River. There are huckleberry bushes between campsites--great for privacy and midnight snacks. Yum! For river access, drive or walk to the picnic area and spend the day swimming and fishing! For a unique experience, take a botanical trail to the Darlingtonia bog, just a mile away.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
25 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Panther Flat Campground.

Forest
Lake
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Gihane H.
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August 14th, 2017

We had a lovely weekend here at Panther Flats! The campground did not have all of the organized activities or visitor centers of a State or National Park campground, but it did have decent amenities like one would expect at a state park (bathrooms with flush toilets, shower, etc.) and was fairly quiet. The campground host does not sell firewood or make change, so make SURE if you have an extra car that you need to pay for at the time of check-in that you have a variety of bills, and bring firewood with you! You can apparently buy it at the small market in Gasquet if in a pinch! There is an INCREDIBLE swimming hole with a tiny beach, so get there early to steak out a spot for your beach blanket! Check out the Darlingtonia Bog, 1 mile away!

The crystal clear waters of the Middle Fork of the Smith River here at Panther Flats campground. Blue jay feathers and other treasures abound for little fingers to find. Swimming hole a short walk down to the day use area of the Panther Flat campground. Small beach but pristine waters. Come early for a spot in the sand. Splashing in the cool shallow water; No pincher bugs here!
Hipcamper Sarah F.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2018
Hipcamper Roxana R.
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July 3rd, 2018
Hipcamper Naomi G.
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December 18th, 2017
Hipcamper Erik C.
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September 16th, 2017
Hipcamper Gihane H.
recommends this listing.
August 14th, 2017
Park
Six Rivers National Forest
State
California
Country
United States
Phone Number
(707) 442-1721
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
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Coordinates
41.842° N, 123.93° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 25 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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