The best camping near Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Jedediah Smith Redwoods adventure.

The best camping near Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Jedediah Smith Redwoods adventure.

Camping near Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Jedediah Smith Redwoods adventure.

Hike, camp, or fish in the shadow of ancient redwoods at this Northern California park.  

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Cedar Bloom

157 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Cave Junction, OR
Cedar Bloom was purchased in the spring of 2017 by Spirit Weavers Gathering as a place of peace and healing, for all walks of life. Spirit Weavers is an annual women's gathering which happens once a year each June. We host over 1,200 women in just two weeks on the land. Our beautiful forested land is located in Southern Oregon, in a small town off the 199 Redwood Highway. The land which we call home is 100 acres of beautiful protected forest and sits upon a mile of the Illinois River. We are very fortunate to be surrounded by a widely diverse population of flora and fauna. As caretakers of this sacred land, we feel a strong responsibility to honor our plant and animal allies by not only protecting them and their habitat, but also to help educate others about what lives and grows here by providing people with opportunities to experience the beauty of these plants and animals for themselves. For this reason, We are honored to host the many different groups who will gather here on this land for learning and communing with the nature that flourishes here. We feel very fortunate to be involved in this process of helping promote a sustainable and abundant future for all living things on this planet by sharing knowledge and skills from the human past that can make a sustainable lifestyle a reality for everyone everywhere. This is our home and we are happy to share it with you!
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Mystic Forest Campground

14 sites · Lodging, Tents50 acres · Klamath, CA
Mystic Forest is a small, family-run campground between Klamath, CA, and Crescent City. We have 50 acres of beautiful forest sprinkled with redwood trees. We have restrooms, showers, laundry facility, a game room, a mini golf course, horseshoes, and a half-mile trail. We are pet-friendly. At the office you can find some grocery and redwoods souvenirs.
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Redwood Retreat

3 sites · Lodging2 acres · Crescent City, CA
We acquired the property in 2015, out-competing a logger who wanted to cut the grove for timber. We want the redwood grove to demonstrate to our community, with its long history of forestry, that trees can be commercially valuable preserved in their natural state. You are helping us do that by staying in our woods! As of 2023 more than 80 work-exchange helpers through WWOOF (World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) have labored to help develop the property in exchange for room, board and a hands-on education. Adjacent to the redwood grove is a permaculture farm that supplies a large share of our nutrition. The property is also an overnight stopover for bicycle tourists traveling down highway 101, typically from Seattle or Vancouver to the Mexican border who find us through the website Warmshowers.
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Next to the River

20 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Klamath, CA
We have been a family owned RV Park/Campground for over 40 years. This is a very rustic, old-fashioned campground located at the end of a neighborhood next to the river. As mentioned this is also a RV Park so there will be RVs on site. It is an open field campground dispersed with trees. Neighbors will be present. The river access is right over the levee just a few minutes walk from your campsite. Fishing on the river is allowed but you need a license. We are near the woods and river so wildlife is present. Please make sure your food is put away nightly to discourage critters from coming into camp. The campground is just a short drive from a selection of hiking or biking trails. As well as other attractions like the Jet Boat Tours and Trees of Mystery. Located at the end of a glen cell service in this area can be spotty or non existent depending on the carrier. Wifi is available near main house but is limited to emails, messaging and mapping your next adventure. We welcome people of all seasons. Just ask that you are kind and respectful to each other. Well Behaved Pets Are Allowed. Children and Laughter are Always Welcome. We look forward to your visit. August and September there will be fisher persons in the campground. So be warned of early morning engine noise as they head out to the river for fishing. Electric cars that want to charge there is a $10 fee at time of service. Must make arrangements ahead of a time because 50 amp services are limited. Plus you need to bring your own adapters.
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Redwoods Hostel & Campground

7 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Crescent City, CA
Welcome to the Redwoods Hostel, a Redwoods and Railroad theme outdoor campsite, where It's Naturally Happening Here. We have multiple outdoor sites and domes for short and long term stays, we offer coffee bar, full kitchen, spacious living room, massage chair and beautiful outdoor seating areas, hammock and 4 beautiful redwoods stumps roots to enjoy. We are working on showers and bathrooms, but we currently have a portable toilet and one outdoor shower. Fast Wi-Fi is available, Username: RedwoodsHostel Password: SENAID2025 Enjoy a swim at the Smith River (warm or cold is still refreshing), or hike the Redwoods to see the magical Redwoods trees, go pick wild mushrooms from the nature, take a bike and go enjoy the beach and see the wildlife, these activities are within few minutes from our Hostel. We are looking forward to having you hostel with us. Ameer and Team
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Ossia Village Farm

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Crescent City, CA
Wake up to bird songs and wildflowers, fall asleep to the sound of waves hitting Kellogg Beach. Ossia Village Farm is a 5-acre collaborative homestead on a retired hydrangea farm. Enjoy the on-site U-Pick veggie and flower gardens, bike to the beach or the Smith river, drive 10 minutes to the Redwoods, schedule a lesson with our resident surf instructor. Amenities include a porta-pot, Electricity, tub and shower. Please contact host for access to communal kitchen, or washer and dryer.
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Camp Jade River

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Crescent City, CA
The rugged terrain of far northern California is one of the few mostly untouched places left to retreat to. Come dwarf yourself under the magnificent giant redwoods and be struck with awe by the mesmerizing jade colored Smith River. The property is a mere 20 minutes from some of the world's tallest trees. Come check out Stout Grove, a rarely crowded gem of the Redwood National and State Parks. The grove is a part of Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park which is the least developed and most impressive park of the four. From your campsite you will have a lovely view of a large bend of the Smith River. It boasts impressive runs of chinook and steelhead, and is host to many other native species. Keep an eye out for bear, mink, and otters! And secure any food or attractants at night. Our property gives you the chance to disconnect from daily life and recalibrate. Use our site as an extended getaway for some peace and quiet, or a launch point to the variety of local attractions. 
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Van/car/tent/small campers WELCOME!

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1 acre · Crescent City, CA
The road to the property is bumpy so please be aware. Also gps will sometimes work so please note the directions provided. UV filtered well water. This property is a shared space as other campers will be in the front sites.. 7 Mins to pebble beach. 5 miles to Redwoods and 10 miles to the Smith River. Animals okay. Smoking permitted.
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Coastal Forest Farm Camp

1 site · RV13 acres · Crescent City, CA
Coastal Forest Farm is a 13-acre family farm. The farm is complete with a seasonal pond, open pastures, and a forest. The forest includes ferns, a variety of mushrooms (please don't touch them unless you are knowledgable about mushrooms), flowers, and mossy-covered old-growth Sitka trees. At night you can hear the sounds of the ocean nearby and the frogs in the forest.
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Sustainable Ecovillage

5 sites · Lodging160 acres · Gasquet, CA
The Smith River Complex Fire took our property on August 16th, 2023. Updates on our progress here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fucaTaOwf5c PLEASE NOTE, 4WD is required in order to access the sites. Please message me if you have any questions prior to booking. Sustainable Ecovillage is an off-grid project for sustainable living. If you are looking for a unique experience and up for rustic accommodations among goats, chickens, a permaculture food forest with a few off-grid perks, we welcome you to join us in our mountainous, wilderness paradise! Our 160-acre property is surrounded by about a million acres of National Forest. Our neighborhood is all made of trees, huckleberry bushes and animals. We love it here. It is very remote, peaceful, and functionally sustainable in its focus. The closest neighbor is a Buddhist Hermitage about a mile up the forestry road. Also, supposedly, Sasquatch live here! (it is the epicenter for documented sightings). Most visitors to the area are interested in spending time in the redwoods – we are about 30-45 minutes from the nearest entrance to Jedediah Smith Park, home of Stout Grove and other beautiful redwood hikes. Driving into Crescent City, about 45-60 minutes, winds you right through the "gentle giants" on your way to or from Redwood National Park. We are self-sufficient, and sustainable in a relatively primitive set-up, especially after the fire this year. It's mountainous and remote, and we have a community agreement about no smoking (of any kind) on our land.
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Free-Your-Mind Camping

4 sites · RVs, Tents119 acres · Gasquet, CA
The campground land is remotely located on private property and perfectly located for excursions to the Pacific Ocean, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, the Smith River National Recreation Area, and the Pacific Coast Ranges and mountain lakes such as the Devil's Punchbowl, Buck Lake, and Raspberry Lake. Relax and free you mind while camping on 119 acres of private property under starry skies with almost no light or noise pollution. In the surrounding area you can enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, surfing, mushrooming, berry-picking, beachcombing, birdwatching, and countless other outdoor activities. The campsites have picnic tables and fire rings, and campers are provided with 5 gallons of potable water, an outdoor, cold-water Artesian shower, and an outhouse. Bundles of wood are available for an extra charge when you book. The campsites are set within a deciduous and pine forest at about 1913 feet in elevation. There is a pond on the property, but its purpose is for wildlife habitat only so no water activities are permitted (that is, no swimming, fishing, boating, etc.) The property owner has a dog, two cats, and a menagerie of yard birds such as turkeys, peacocks, guinea hens, chickens, ducks, geese, etc. Kirk has lived off-grid for over twenty years and holds a wealth of information about the Gasquet / Del Norte County area. Perhaps the most interesting feature of the property is that it has had documented Sasquatch encounters over the past twenty years that have been published in "Tribal Bigfoot" (D. Paulides 2009). Both campground managers, Kirk and Carlos, can tell you about their experiences with this and other phenomena on the property.
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Lower Lake Farm Camp

4 sites · RVs5 acres · Crescent City, CA
Our full hook-up sites have septic, great water, 30 amp electric, WiFi (most of the time). We are located halfway between Brookings, OR and Crescent City, CA near the Wild and Scenic Smith River, Tolowa Dunes State Park, Lake Earl Wildlife Area, and Kellogg Beach (1.3 miles from camp) on the Pacific Ocean. The beautiful redwoods and Jedidiah Smith State Park are just minutes away. So many outdoor activities available nearby; Kayaking, swimming, surfing, fishing, hiking, biking, horse riding, bird watching, beach combing, and all the outdoor activities you can imagine.
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The best camping near Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park guide

Overview

About

The northernmost of California's redwood parks, the densely-forested Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park is home to seven percent of the world's old-growth redwoods, spread out over more than 5,500 acres. It's a popular spot for hiking and camping, and the park’s location on the Smith River makes it an ideal destination for fishing and summertime swimming. The park has four cabins and 89 campsites, each with a picnic table, a fire ring, and a bear box, and while there are no RV hookups here, some sites can accommodate motorhomes up to 36 feet in length.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis from October until early May and are available for reservation from May through September. Cabins are reservable year-round.
  • You can reserve campsites and cabins using the online ReserveCalifornia system, or by calling California State Parks.
  • Cabins and campsites go live at 8am, six months in advance.
  • Hike-in and bike-in campsites are also available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • If you arrive at the campground to find it full or have trouble reserving a site, you may have better luck at Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park or at one of the area's private campgrounds or Hipcamps.

When to go

The best time to visit the park is from July through September, when temperatures are at their warmest and rainfall is at its lowest. July and August tend to get more crowds due to summer vacation, while September tends to be the sweet spot if you're looking for warm weather and fewer crowds. Peak fishing season is from October to February, but if you come between late fall and the end of spring, be prepared for a lot of rain.

Know before you go

  1. The nearest place to pick up groceries and supplies or fill up your gas tank is Crescent City, an 8-minute drive from the park.
  2. Make sure to pack out all garbage and keep food, beverages, cookware, and toiletries in the provided bear-resistant lockers.
  3. Firewood is available for sale from the camp hosts, but gathering firewood in the park is prohibited.
  4. The visitor center, cabins, and many of the campsites and restrooms are wheelchair accessible.
  5. While fishing is allowed in the Smith River, there are restrictions, and anyone over age 16 must carry a license. Details are available through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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