“An Ewok Paradise!”
Situated in a magnificent old-growth redwood grove on the banks of the wild and scenic Smith River, this campground offers hiking trails, swimming, fishing, and seasonal campfire programs. We're open all year, and have over 80 tent and RV sites, with no hookups.
I have been camping here for almost 30 years with my family. Every summer in my childhood and teenage years we spent two weeks hiking, swimming, rafting and adventuring here. The coin op showers are great, best ones are near the visitor center, the Smith river is super clear and clean, great jumping rocks and rapids. The fire pits in the campsites are great for cooking and marshmallow roasting. There are plenty of campsites with redwood trees in them. The best sites are near the river. The campfire programs are fun. I miss Ranger Doug, he used to play the bagpipes to announce his campfire talks and we still sing his campfire songs. My husband proposed to me here and we have a ton of memories in this campground. Favorite campground in the world.
This place was packed even in the off season, be sure reserve ahead of time it is worth it.
I have been camping here since birth, and two years ago, my husband proposed to me on the wooded path down to the picnic grounds- the facilities are well maintained, and the campfires are fascinating. The spots are all beautiful, many with old redwoods in the site. The Smith River is clear and cool, a great place to spend the day swimming, kayaking, and jumping off rocks. Across from the campground is an old growth grove called Stout Grove, home of the Stout Tree. It's a level walk, quiet and green. In 2016 we will be returning with our son who will be 14 months- we can't wait to share it with him!
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