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
Tent or RV sites
69 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair 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.

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Hipcamper Ellen
Ellen B.
recommends this listing.
April 15th, 2019

Stayed here for a family reunion with many of us running around enjoying the river and nearby trails. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Brittany
Brittany B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 15th, 2019

We loved staying here. The campground was quite and clean. Everything was clearly labeled and was easily accessible. We traveled all the way from East Tennessee to be in these woods!

Hipcamper Terri
Terri G.
recommends this listing.
December 2nd, 2018

Ahhh the majestic redwoods!! No where in this world compares to the magic found in these redwoods. Love driving the avenue of the giants and wander through the groves of these giant wonders!! Best place ever!

Hipcamper Shirtless host Steve
Shirtless Host Steve J.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 7th, 2018

Report from your Shirtless Host Steve

This is the last large state park before you get into Oregon..
It is off HWY 199. A must to stop at
It has camping hiking fishing swimming in the Smith River
And the Howland hill Rd. A must to drive though. Off this Rd.
Is the Stout Grove Loop also the Boy Scout tree trail and off Hwy.
199 is Simpson Reed Grove Loop
If you primitive camping ( get a access permit ) take little bald hill trail
Unbeleaveable hike both in and out
Out the back of the camp is a foot bridge. ( summer only ) is a hoot
Over the Smith
This park will accommodate R.Vs up 36 ft. No hookups
Camping is fun but family camping is the best
So bring your friends and family and camp at Jedediah Smith

Hipcamper Lindsay
Lindsay B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 1st, 2018

Much preferred this Jedediah Smith campground over Gold Bluffs campground in Redwoods National Park. Nothing beats waking up in a majestic redwood grove! It is a busy campground, but most of the sites seemed to be spaced adequately apart with plenty of greenery to provide seclusion. Close access to the river and to Stout Grove nature walk.

Hipcamper Emily
Emily S.
recommends this listing.
March 1st, 2018

It took me a whole minute and a half to walk around the tree next to our campsite!

Hipcamper Nikki
Nikki H.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2017

Visit the Boy Scout tree!

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

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.

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
United States
Phone Number
(707) 465-7335
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41.796° N, 124.084° W
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