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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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SE Idaho, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This was one of the most beautiful places we have ever visited. We were told about a less-traveled road to take when we stopped at a convenience store in Crescent City. It was so peaceful and little-traveled. We kept stopping and getting out of the car and walking around for a while to feel the majesty and peace. It was... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

One of the first great places to get out and experience the Redwoods as you come into California. Simply amazing.

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New Delhi, India
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

The redwoods are simply out of this world, No wonder this was Endor in Star Wars, you truly feel awed by the majesty of these gignatic trees and it is easy to imagine you are on another planet altogether, where the scale of things is different. Make sure you visit this magical place, and plan to spend minimum a day... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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520 attraction reviews
1,088 helpful votes 1,088 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

With the microclimate of the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park area just right for the dense growth of large coastal redwoods along with its accessibility due to its proximity to Crescent City and it lodgings, and crossed by several roads including Redwoods Hwy (US-199) and Howland Hill Road (dirt but passable by ordinary car), with exceptional views and several good... More 

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Crescent City, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Haven't camped there in years but always loved it there when I was younger. Love the trails, campground, swimming area etc. Love taking my brother there to walk the trails. Great family park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had visitors from out of town and took them to Jed Smith as it is the best place to experience both Redwood trees and the beautiful Smith River. They waded in the river and marveled at the tall trees. It was a good day for everyone.

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Crescent City, California
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11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Serenity. Peaceful. Awe-inspiring. Even if you are in a hurry, find time to visit one of California's Finest State Parks, The Redwoods are impressive from your car; they are magical when you stand next to one of our natural wonders. There is a reason so many reviewers love this State Park...visit and find out why! http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=413

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Kipling. SK
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lacks the commercial and urban influences of other major park areas in the US. Dirt roads are narrow and a little rough but passable. Very little pavement, which is a nice change from most park areas. Quaint camping portion to the park, also with tight narrows roads, but very shaded and overgrown. Nice park for the local and area population... More 

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San Francisco, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went on a holiday weekend and were expecting crowds. We didn't experience that. What we did experience was a great camping spot, hot showers, flush toilets, great campfires and tons of privacy. I would recommend staying at this campground over all the others in the Redwoods parks. I would recommend staying along the river camping spots if you can... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Took a spur of the moment road trip down from WA state. Great park! Tons of scenic views and trails of various lengths (mostly accessible, shorter trails). Checked out Boy Scout trail (about 3 miles each way) and Stout Grove (really short). Had a broken toe so I couldn't hike as much as I would have usually. Really recommend both... More 

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