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Scenic and beautiful

The Smith River is gorgeous and offers so many things to do: Kayaking, swimming, fishing, tubing... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2019
Medford, Oregon
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Amazing with how clear the water is and how much wildlife is in and around the river! My family and... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2018
Katie W
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Jan 13, 2019
“Scenic and beautiful ”
Dec 10, 2018
River noted for it scenic beauty and proliferation of steelhead fish.
Gasquet, CA
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Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

The Smith River is gorgeous and offers so many things to do: Kayaking, swimming, fishing, tubing, picnicking, camping... the water is crystal clear and there are multiple access points including camping on the river. One of the prettiest rivers anywhere.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

Amazing with how clear the water is and how much wildlife is in and around the river! My family and I had a great time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Katie W
Reviewed February 22, 2017

I have gone here for years, since I was a child. We still go and there are beautiful places along the river to picnic. There are FISH! in the river...Steelhead and Salmon. Elk and Deer and all kinds of wildlife abound. This is an amazing...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank CalBredTB
Reviewed July 23, 2016

We were lucky enough to book a cabin on the Smith River. It is a super clean, emerald colored, winding & twisting river. There are many public beaches (rocky) with great swimming holes. It is the only river in CA that isn't dammed and it...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Sharon K
Reviewed July 15, 2016

I discovered the Smith River on my 1st cross-country trip in 1975; it's 41 years later and we now live along the river at the edge of Jed Smith Redwoods State Park. The river and the park are as magnificent now as they were then....More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Willie G
Reviewed March 7, 2016

Superclean rivers with absolutely stunning views. Thanks to all the rain there was rushing water and waterfalls from the sides of the mountains Plenty of pullouts for photo ops. Some of the road has no side rails so don't speed around the sharp curves or...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Thewickedwidow
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...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank Rita S
Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank SharyceBracewell
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...More

Date of experience: June 2014
3  Thank LisaTarragona
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

Date of experience: September 2012
1  Thank gringoraro
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