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Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

Address: Crescent City, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Part of the Redwoods National and State Parks system, this state park was established in 1929.
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Part of the Redwoods National and State Parks system, this state park was established in 1929.

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Dorris, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Always a favorite place for us. The drive through the park is gorgeous. We always think of Star Wars - Return of the Jedi when we go through there, knowing that part of the movie was filmed there.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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182 reviews 182 reviews
62 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped by the information center in Crescent City as the one in Hiouchi is closed during the winter months. I highly recommend stopping here to find out about trails and road conditions. In the park we took the Howland Hill Road which was a beautiful drive. It is unpaved but well maintained so if you take it slow you... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Park rangers and cal fire carry guns. they typically pull you over and request to search your vehicle for no reasonable suspicion or probable cause. the park chief of law enforcement informed me and bragged about how one of his new training officers reported 300 verbal contacts in one month. This is unreasonable behavior condoned by the chief of enforcement.... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Worth spending time, camping, hiking. Spacious sites, incredible beauty to explore. River, trails, dog-friendly areas, adjacent ancient groves to explore - worth every moment

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Windsor, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I always love the Redwoods of Northern California. Plenty of places to pull off to the side and have a picnic or take a hike. Quiet and off the grid being so far north in the state, this area is beautiful and peaceful.

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bakersfield, CA.
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124 reviews 124 reviews
62 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you have seen one redwood grove, you've seen them all? No no no! If we are anywhere near these groves, we go. There is something so magestic about the ancient trees that we never tire of them. They are so beautiful, people just stand in awe of them. Jedediah is yet another not to miss. Add the river and... More 

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Crescent City, California, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

There might be less than 10 Redwood parks like this in the world. This incredible California state park should be on the front page of every travel magazine. Nestled on a sweeping curve of the pristine Smith River, it represents everything from a memorable spiritual experience to absolutely breathtaking visual beauty. Simply visit this unique place or camp here. Either... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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342 reviews 342 reviews
75 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We visited the Redwoods State Park on a glorious December day. The park has some beautiful elements -- a lovely river, great trees, some okay walks. What the park lacks are signs. The signage in the park is less than worthless. The camp centres have almost no information -- beyond lots of warnings about bears. The maps are dreadful and... More 

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Location Required
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I've stayed here four times now, usually rolling in after dark and leaving in the morning around 8 or 9 a.m. My visits are usually in winter but I've stayed here in the spring too. Nice campground with big, fairly private sites. In the winter, many of the loops are closed to camping which makes for a good place to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I have lived in the west for 54 years and just visit J.Smith State Park. This stand of redwood trees is amazing, cared for through the parks system. Rangers stand in the park, ready to answer questions but are not intrusive if visitors simply choose to absorb the beauty, aromas and atmosphere of these ancient trees. Visitors from all over... More 

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