Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park RV & Campground Guide

California

If you love hiking and nature, then spending some time camping near Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park is an awe-inspiring RV trip you will want to take. The park offers 20 miles of gravel nature trails surrounded by the famed redwoods. While you're there, you will enjoy cooler temperatures, with an average high of 68 in July and August and a high of up to 55 throughout the rest of the year. 

Located approximately 5 miles from Crescent City and inland from the coast, the park is named after the explorer Jedediah Strong Smith, who discovered the area on a two-year trapping expedition in 1826. Here, park visitors get to see a wide range of majestic trees, including old-growth trees, shrubs, bushes, flowers, and a variety of mosses. When packing and planning for your trip to Jedediah, be sure to bring warm layers suitable for wet conditions as the park does get a lot of precipitation in addition to its cooler year-round temperatures.

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Weather
Spring 41-63 F
Summer 48-64 F
Fall 38-61 F
Winter 38-54 F
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Nearby Cities
Crescent City, CA
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

If you're planning to visit Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park in the near future, traveling with an RV to the area is a convenient way to enjoy your stay. Don't own an RV? You can rent an RV from RVshare and test out the RV lifestyle while exploring the beautiful redwoods. 

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park Campground

The most convenient location is right on-site at the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park Campground where you will be surrounded by towering redwoods and lush nature. The park and campground are open year-round and can be used for daily hikes and exploring from sunrise to sunset. The maximum trailer lengths are 21 feet and 25 feet for a camper or motorhome. If you are traveling small and light, this is the perfect location to enjoy a simple mobile lifestyle at the park. Nightly campsite fees are $35.

• Water hookup: No 

• Electrical hookup: No 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: No 

• Other amenities: RV dump station, RV access, parking, restrooms and showers, drinking water

Redwood Meadows RV Park

Located a little over a half a mile from Jedediah, Redwood Meadows RV Park is a conveniently located RV park if you're traveling to hike and explore the redwoods for an extended period of time. The park offers 110 campsites on 30 acres of land directly facing Redwood National Park. While staying there, you can enjoy the Smith River, the Stout Grove, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, and Redwood National Park. RV rates range from $45 to $53 per night with discounts for extended stays, veterans, and seniors. 

• Water hookup: No 

• Electrical hookup: No 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes, dog walking area available

• Other amenities: Quiet and wide RV spaces, 25+ cable channels, laundry, hot showers, meeting room, reading room, fuel and store at entrance, restaurants across the street

Ramblin' Redwoods RV Campground

Ramblin' Redwoods RV Campground is located less than 5 miles from Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. The park has quite a bit to offer RV travelers and campers with extra-large RV campsites and up to 50 amps of electricity available. You will have the best of many worlds in this location with quick access to the coastline and the Redwood National Park area. If you're dry camping and you have a small RV, then nightly rates begin at $38. If you want full hookups and certain features, nightly rates are from $50 to $67. 

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes, off-leash creekside dog walking trail available 

• Other amenities: Big RV sites to accommodate slideouts, secluded forest and shade sites, larger back-in and pull-through sites available, picnic tables, campfire rings, satellite-dish friendly, restrooms and showers, convenient access to trails and beaches

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What to Do at
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

Inside Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

If you love all things outdoors, this park is for you. It offers fishing, snorkeling, and kayaking on the Smith River. There is also the opportunity to take the historically famous drive on Howland Hill Road. If all you want to do is hike, this beautiful forest has 20 miles of gravel trails hugged by towering, massive redwoods and lush vegetation. 

Outside Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park is only a few miles inland from the coast and less than 5 miles from Crescent City. There are cafes and restaurants as well as other attractions and amenities available for you to enjoy once you're finished with exploring the park or you just want a change of scenery and pace for a day.

Restaurants

Hiouchi Café

Less than a mile from Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park in Hiouchi is this gem of a café in Crescent City. It is well-known for its delicious American café and diner fare, convenient location, and friendly and cozy environment. Make sure you get there before the rush! The parking lot is consistently full. It offers vegetarian options. 

Type: American Cafe

Location: Crescent City

SeaQuake Brewing

Rated tops in Crescent City for American food, SeaQuake Brewing offers pub fare, a bar, and delicious pizza, and it is open for lunch and dinner. The menu has vegetarian and vegan options available. You're sure to find something you like at this eating spot in Crescent City after a long day of hiking and exploring. 

Type: American

Location: Crescent City

Perlita's Authentic Mexican Restaurant

Also located in Crescent City and less than 6 miles from Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Perlita's is rated as the best Mexican food spot in town. It serves lunch and dinner with a variety of authentic Mexican food dishes available. Visitors rave about the excellent food and prices, so you're bound to enjoy adding some of this Mexican fare to your visit to the area. 

Type: Mexican

Location: Crescent City

Shopping

Johnston's Gift Garden Home

You'll find unique home and garden gifts at Johnston's with a pleasing display of farmhouse-style items. It is a nice little shop in Crescent City to explore. 

Location: Crescent City

Local Boys Surf and Skate Shop

If you're planning on spending some time on or in the water, you're sure to find what you need at this beach shop in Crescent City. 

Location: Crescent City

Rumiano Cheese Co.

Love cheese? You'll enjoy a trip to this local hot spot in Crescent City for buying certified organic cheese rounds made from organic milk.

Location: Crescent City

Sightseeing

Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park

If you want more of the beautiful redwoods, then take a 7-mile trip south to Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park. Enjoy 8 miles of wild Pacific coastline and an abundance of old-growth forest. 

Location: Del Norte, CA

Lady Bird Johnson Grove Trail

Take a drive around 45 miles south to Orick, and you will find another beautiful trail location to hike and explore. 

Location: Orick, CA

Redwood Rides

If you want to switch things up a bit and enjoy the redwoods on the water, Redwood Rides is located less than a mile from Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. It offers a variety of water sports activities for area visitors to enjoy. 

Location: Hiouchi, CA

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How to Get to
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park is located just off U.S. 101 S if you are traveling from the north. If you are traveling from the south, it is off U.S. 101 N. 

Entering Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

The park entrance is off U.S. 199 and Elk Valley Cross Road, less than a mile from U.S. 101 S. Entrance is free if you're camping inside the park. It costs $7 for hike and bike visits if you're camping outside of the park. 

Per Vehicle : $7

1-4 People

The park entrance is off U.S. 199 and Elk Valley Cross Road, less than a mile from U.S. 101 S. Entrance is free if you're camping inside the park. It costs $7 for hike and bike visits if you're camping outside of the park.