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Panther Flat Campground

14 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Six Rivers National Forest

Panther Flat Campground sits in the vast Six Rivers National Forest in northern California. This shady, secluded campground is just steps from the Smith River, which is famous for its bright blue waters and scenic pathway through the forest.

Recreation

Popular activities include swimming,…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Available
  • AT&T
    Poor
  • T-Mobile
    Available

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Max Length: 45 ft.

Reviews

14 Reviews of Panther Flat Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 1
  • 5
  • 8
Laura Beth N.
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2021

Great Spot

Panther Flat is a great spot to camp. Big spaces, nice fire pits. River access to a great little swimming area. Bathrooms are clean, but no soap so make sure to bring your own.

  • At the campsite
  • Fire pit
Site28
Month of VisitAugust
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2021

Beautiful and Conveniently Located

Beautiful campsite with River access and so close to the redwoods. At the River we saw snails, frogs, and a garden snake and we were able to swim. There’s drinkable water and super clean bathrooms with real toilets but very in touch with nature. The campsite we stayed at was far from other…

  • River Access at the campsite
  • more river acess at the campsite
  • campsite 29
Site29
Month of VisitAugust
A
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2021

Nice place

It is open year round. The spaces are easy to back my 24 ft TT into. Nice walk to the river. Shaded campsites. I enjoyed the stay. The bathrooms were clean and stocked. No signal for Visible or Tmobile. 10 miles west for signal, small store and cafe. 12 miles to redwood forests.

Site24
Month of VisitMay

Location

Panther Flat Campground is located in California

Directions

From Highway 101 north of Crescent City, California, take highway 199 east for 16 miles to the campground.

Coordinates

41.84305572 N
123.93055555 W

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About This Campground

Panther Flat Campground sits in the vast Six Rivers National Forest in northern California. This shady, secluded campground is just steps from the Smith River, which is famous for its bright blue waters and scenic pathway through the forest.

Recreation

Popular activities include swimming, sunbathing, rafting and fishing in the Smith River. Anglers enjoy healthy fishing populations of salmon, steelhead and cutthroat trout.

Visitors also enjoy hiking, horseback riding and biking in the area. There are no trailheads in the campground, but Elk Camp Ridge, High Dome and French Hill trailheads are all within 10 miles of the site. A Botanical trail to a unique Darlingtonia bog is just a mile away.

Facilities

The campground offers multiple single-family sites and at least one double site, available for tent and RV camping. It is one of the most modern campgrounds in the area and has some of the largest parking aprons. Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Campsites are equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible flush toilets, coin-operated hot showers and drinking water are provided. The Visitor Center at the Gasquet Ranger Station provides free maps and brochures of the area.

Natural Features

Set in a mature forest of Douglas fir, cedar and Pacific madrone trees, the campground is a short walk from the pristine Smith River. The river boasts up to Class 5 whitewater rapids. The region, thick with vegetation, is also freckled with huckleberry shrubs.

The Six Rivers National Forest lies east of Eureka in northwestern California, stretching southward from the Oregon border for about 140 miles. U.S. 101, the famed "Redwood Highway," parallels the inland Forest along the coastline. The Forest is just east of the Redwood National Park.

Nearby Attractions

California's Redwood National Park and the Pacific Ocean are within 20 miles of the campground.

Annual events include Gasquet Raft Race in July and Del Norte County Fair in August.

ADA Access: N

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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