The Jedediah Smith State Park Campground in Redwoods State Park is a large, beautiful site that's only a few minutes away from some of the largest Redwoods in the state.
The 86-site campground is along the Smith River, just north of Crescent City. It's well-loved for its exceptionally well-maintained facilities, scenic location, and beautiful campsites. It is also very easy to access just off of highway 199.
Did you know? Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park was named for the first white man to explore the interior of northern California.
Know Before You Go
Dogs: Dogs are allowed at the campground on a leash at all times
Reservations can be made between May and September. At all other times of the year, the area is first come, first serve.
Fees: Campsites are $35 per night
Max 8 people per site
Check-in time: 2:00 p.m.
Check-out time: Noon
Group sites can accommodate up to 50 people for $300 a night.
Wood collecting is not allowed
Generators can only be used between 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and even then, they should be used rarely.
RVs Max Length: 25 ft
Trailers Max Length: 31 ft
One vehicle is allowed per site.
Jedediah Smith State Park Campground Reservations
To make a reservation for the Jedediah Smith State Park Campground, go to: Reserve California or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Jedediah Smith State Park Campground Amenities
At this beautiful campground, you'll have access to:
Food storage locker
Restrooms with flush toilets
What to do near Jedediah Smith State Park Campground
If you plan to camp at Jedediah Smith State Park Campground, then you're in luck as it is in an ideal location for hiking, kayaking, rafting, fishing, seeing the redwood trees, and more.
Only 4 miles north of Crescent City also puts it in an ideal location for visits to the beach, shopping, and dining.
The campground is across the river from the Stout Grove trail, one of the most popular short trails in Redwoods State Park. Check out our Stout Grove Trail Complete Visitor's Guide for more!
Jedediah Smith State Park Weather
The best time to visit Jedediah Smith State Park is spring, summer, or fall.
In summer, the average high is around 65-70 degrees, while in winter, the high is closer to 50 or 55. The lows in summer usually stay around 50 degrees, while in summer, they can drop to the mid-30s.
Does Jedediah Smith State Park have showers?
The Jedediah Smith State Park Campground does have showers, but you have to pay for them.
Does Jedediah Smith State Park have hookups?
No, there aren't any hookups at Jedediah Smith State Park Campground.
Are campfires allowed in Jedediah Smith State Park?
Campfires are allowed in established fire rings and camp stoves in Jedediah Smith State Park.
Is Jedediah campground first come, first serve?
The campground is only first come, first serve between October and April. From May to September, you can make a reservation.