Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
No Drinking Water
About Big Flat Campground

Big Flat Campground is a small, quiet campground bordered by Hurdygurdy Creek. Since it is far from towns and highways, it’s the perfect place to “get away from it all.” The campground is semi-open; trees shade some sites, others have part-shade. Shrubs and grass fill in between sites.

USDA Forest Service
Drive In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
No Phone Service
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
Trash Available
No Water Hookups
No WiFi
Big Flat Campground is located in California
41.688 N
-123.908 W
Get Directions
Directions: From the visitor center turn right onto 199 and drive 7.2 miles west. Turn left onto to South Fork Road (County Road 427). The sign will also read Howland Hill Scenic Drive, Stout Grove, and Myrtle Beach. Go ½ mile and bear left at the “Y” intersection to stay on South Fork Road. Continue for 14 miles and turn left on County Road 405. Campground entrance is 1/4 mile on the left.
1 Review of Big Flat Campground
First to Review
Nice, small and mostly quiet campground

We came to the area to boondock but really struggled to find a place along the south fork of the Smith River. It was getting later in the afternoon and we ran upon this sweet, small campground so we decided to stay the weekend and bail on boondocking. The campground is clean and well maintained. It was Labor Day weekend and we were surprised that at least half of the spots were available Friday night. The crowds did come on Saturday and it was a little rowdier than we intended to be in. We ended up leaving a day early mainly because you couldn’t have camp fires, it was crowded and a bit noisy. That said, this is probably a great place to stay off season.