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Smith River

Gasquet, CA
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Gasquet
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing
Owner description: River noted for it scenic beauty and proliferation of steelhead fish.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing
Owner description: River noted for it scenic beauty and proliferation of steelhead fish.
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Crescent City, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We go there every summer to swim, my friends go fishing there all the time. It's beautiful, very long river with lots of tucked away places to canoe and picnic. People river raft down it and kayak too. This is a beautiful super clean and clear river. It goes right by Jed Smith park and a few other state beaches.... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

So beautiful the first spot is the best and most secluded!! Clearest river ever! Go early to get best spot take a picnic or small bbq and stay all day its worth the hour drive, from Grants Pass

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Tarragona, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This river is fantastic for floating, swimming, walking along or just sitting on the banks and enjoying. There are lots of swimming holes and lots of places for both tranquil floats and fast paced rapids. Myrtle beach is gorgeous, but there tend to be a lot of people there.

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Arcata, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

the last wild, undammed river in California and one of the best swimming rivers on Earth. go to the south fork via Smith grove enjoy the clean ample water any time of year

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Jacksonville, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

There is nothing there. You have a pristine river with difficult access and questonable eateries. The atmosphere is questionable.

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Medford, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Pristine is how I will always remember this river which touts being the cleanest river in the US and I can believe after standing in it and being able to see straight to the bottom! Unparalled in river enjoyment!

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Crescent City, California, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The only river on the west coast of America that has no mud. It is a pristine wild and scenic river. A purely granite riverine system, its water is the highest quality you will experience. Beautiful beyond words. Courses through the most extraordinary Redwood forests in the world.

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Eureka, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

The Smith River is the best river in California, if we can stop the stupid lily farmers from putting so many pesticides on the lily flowers that leach into the Smith River, and if we can keep them from logging many old growth redwoods for larger trucks. Just stop it all, as this Smith River is worth saving while the... More 

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Medford, Oregon, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

there be gold in dem der hills if you know how to find it.

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WEST LINN
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

If your in Southern Oregon traveling south to California and you have some time, Take off through Grants Pass Oregon and head to Cresent City California. You will follow the Smith River. This river is a beautiful emerald green and flows through some rugged canyons. You can play, fish, camp and check out some gold mines along the way. There... More 

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