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Jedediah Smith Campground

1440 US 199, Crescent City, CA 95531
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Situated in a redwood forest, by the Smith River (where you can swim), inside one of the greatest parks in the US, with beautiful, well maintained campsites. Great Ranger programs with enthusiastic rangers. Most campers we met here have been coming every year for decades, and you can see why. We'll be joining them.

Thank kidb
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290 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 555 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We really enjoyed staying here. It's a relatively small site in prime location so reserve well in advance if you want a good site. Most sites are pretty private with lots of shelter from the giant redwoods. Staff were really friendly. It's in a great location to explore the park. Bathrooms were clean and showers were hot and powerful and... More 

1 Thank eatydrinky
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We were only able to stay here one night and we are kicking ourselves for that. We got a site right next to the river (you must book in advance). Not only did we go swimming in the river, we walked the amazing trails. The bathrooms were very clean, but you did have to pay for the showers. We are... More 

1 Thank HeatherL518
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I've camped in many, many of the national parks and forests in the US, and this is by far the most beautiful, most well-kept campground I've ever visited. We stayed one night among the towering redwoods, just along a pristine river. Truly beautiful.The bathroom facilities are nicer than some hotels I've been in - single-occupant bathrooms, and private, HOT, pay... More 

8 Thank Anna F
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

$35 for a tent campsite but it's worth it. Campsites are very large and private compared to other campgrounds. Bathrooms and showers are clean. Very pretty scenery all around you. Right next to Stout Grove where there are hundreds of the best redwoods I have ever seen!

6 Thank Thejadeforest
San Marcos, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a beautiful campground with beautiful redwoods all around a river nearby and wonderful trails to go explore all them wonderful sights they have showers do you have to pay for and they also have a ranger campfire night that is informative and enjoyable

7 Thank 7andersons
Lacey, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We read great reviews for this campground and were so glad we stayed here. Unfortunately, we came for Memorial Day weekend and were only able to reserve one night here due to our last minute plans. Still, we were able to snag one of the prime spots. We stayed at site 56 but honestly, any of the sites backed up... More 

6 Thank Christina T
Copper Mountain, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Maybe one of the most spectacular places on the planet. The river is the only undammed river in all of California and is clear and refreshing to swim in. The trees are massive and I love the rain forest feel. Campground is always full so make reservations, but make reservations because you don't want to miss this place.

2 Thank MCJamesD123
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54 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My pet peeve with JS campground is two-fold: first, $35/night for a tent seems pretty steep to me. Secondly, there was nothing in any of the literature I read beforehand to let me know the showers are coin-operated! This is 2014, and I'm sure I'm not alone in my propensity for leaving pocket change at home. I enjoyed the scenery,... More 

3 Thank Arwen S
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

As soon as we arrived a very cheerful lady checked us in and told us we had the best site on the campground - she was right. Site 52 was in a very wooded area but with a clearing to sit and view down to the river and trail a few steps away. The showers and toilets were some of... More 

6 Thank petmadness
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