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.
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.