Pretty location close to town, beach goes on for miles in either direction and campsites are located practically on the sand. The downside is the beach is usually busy and not much can be found unless you’re an early riser. Beach is pet friendly and rv is usually the best accommodations here.
Nicely located just a short walk to the beach, campsites are well maintained and have a woodsy feel to them. Conveniently located near town but not in town. Tide pools are a great learning experience for kids and during low tide lots of local ocean critters can be found under rocks and shallow pools.
When we stayed: Mid-May, Monday-Friday
Overall Experience: a beautiful park that's undergoing improvements but I would not go back.
Camp Sites: the whole park is forrested and very beautiful - they have cabins, tent sites and RV sites. We reserved in advance but got a tiny site right across from the bathrooms, laundry, and office so there was little privacy and barely any space in the site. We asked to move to a different site but they said they were either reserved for others or under repair. The park seemed about half empty so not sure why we couldn't move to a bigger site. Many of the other sites were more secluded and a bit larger, so maybe we were just unlucky.
A Couple Disappointments: their website claimed there were walking trails and off-leash dog walking trails. The 3 people in the office didn't even know these trails existed and when we found the trails, they were super short, basically just a quick walk behind all the camp sites. Also there was a ton of construction starting at 9am Tuesday morning re-doing the gravel road around the park.
Location: it's right on hwy 101 so lots of traffic noise. Also, super close to Jedidiah Smith Redwoods State Park for beautiful hiking and old growth redwoods. The campground is also across the street from the local prison…
Bathrooms: clean and large, good hot showers.
Nice Family campground located on the Southern Oregon coast also known as the Banana Belt. Small sites that are close together. Great when you have a family reunion. Not so great if your looking for peace and quite. The beach is great for flying kites, and building sandcastles with the kids.
Nicely kept and affordable campground. Easy access to the Pacific Ocean, Klamath River, and Redwoods National Park.
This is such a cool camp spot. The road is unpaved and has potholes but go slow and you'll be fine. The sites are right next to the beach and the view is to die for. There are many surrounding trails you can hike up the redwoods to. There's a 21 foot limit on the road and campground.
The park is a bit run down. There are definitely a lot of long term residents. It is right across the (busy) street from the harbor and less than a mile into town. 4 Verizon bars and decent WiFi. Showers weren't bad either. The spots are clean and they have full hook ups.
This beautiful campground mixes in both the beach and the forest. The drive down to the beach can be quite bumpy so make sure to have an SUV, but get there early claim a spot right on the beach and enjoy a beer in this hidden gem of a campsite!
We ended up here when the campground we'd planned on in the Redwoods State Park of NorCal was closed for revamp. It was a great choice. The campsite was clean with hot showers available to everyone - a few stalls for each sex, but we used them after dinner w/no competition - & yurts available to the few w/reservations, far (months) in advance. There are a couple hundred tent & RV spaces, that by 4 p.m. for campsites are gone in the on-season. Calling ahead won't reserve you one (book online 24 hrs in advance) but they'll warn you how many are left so you don't dawdle (you'll want to, the coastline in this area is amazing). You're not secluded by any means (think Camp Curry in Yosemite) but it's not the treeless equivalents along the roadside to the south & they do security runs on weekend nights to keep the noise level down. We slept well considering how many people were there. It's a stone's throw to a well populated beach and a 10 minute drive to a couple farm-to-table restaurants (one w/live music on weekends) to the south and spectacular, albeit precarious, trails with trailheads right off the roadside to the north that run through the forest to fantastic views of the cliffs and seascape. One of them has a 100 ft rope down to a secluded beach. We didn't attempt it with dog in tow. Fair warning - particularly for those with curious canine companions: there are resident skunks. Apparently we were occupying the pass-through of one, who made his presence know. The docent came with a flashlight, and after a 10 minute stand down, he was off to greener pastures.
This RV Resort has tent sites, RV sites, Yurt, 2 Cabin appartments to rent for vacations. The park has basketball court, recreational room with pool table, TV with cable, books and board games, laundry room $1.25 to wash & $.25 to dry, rest rooms and showers $0.50 a token for 6 minutes of hot water. Come see for yourself, enjoy the Redwoods and about 15 to 25 minutes to town of Crescent City and ocean. Smith River is close by as well.
This review is more for the tent camping on the beach. I loved it to say the least. If you need electric and water it’s not for you but if you want to sleep on the beach and wake up to the sun over the ocean this is for you! Camping for me is adventurous and a little uncomfortable…don’t get me wrong I like to glamp but this is where it’s at!
This is a great spot right in the redwoods. For only $15 a night tent camping, you really can’t beat it. Fresh water, bathrooms and fire pits with tables. Everything you could need. Camp hosts are friendly! Truly a magical place to stay
Campsites encircle bathroom buildings with private bathrooms (with flushing toilets) and private shower stalls. Very well maintained. Miner's ridge trail passed through several groves of redwoods and minor altitude changes.
Primitive camping here but very nice grounds. They usually do have fresh water onsite, but didn't in Summer '18 due to pipe issues. But that is getting fixed and should be running by Summer '19 according to staff. They do have vault toilets throughout grounds. Spots are nice and large for a small campground (fit our 21ft travel trailer no problem). Very private for the most part. Does have some road noise. Has a path down to river with beach access too and is about 10 min from Gasquet market. Note: No AT&T or Verizon cell service here or in Gasquet. Need to drive another 10 minutes to Hiouchi for service. Campground Host at Grassy Flats is super friendly and informative. Great spot to stay if you don't need service, close to trails.
Staying at the Jedidiah Smith Campground is one of the most incredible experiences I've ever had. My partner and I drove up from San Francisco and were able to get a first come first serve site in the center of the campground. Campground is large and had several sites available when we were there. The sites were spacious, beautiful, quiet, and clean. Each hosts a bear locker, fire pit, and picnic table. One of the best parts of this campground is its proximity to the Smith River, which is gorgeous. There are scenic trails that connect to the campground as well as several near by. There's nothing quite like the experience of sleeping next to the ancient giants-- it's a must!
The campground is just off the highway about one mile north of Brookings. The hike and bike area was set apart from the regular hookups for RVs and other vehicles. Very clean restrooms and showers. Park rangers and camp hosts visited the hike and bike area often because of all the homeless coming from the nearby city.
This is a great Nat Forest campground with a beautiful view of the great creek below. The water is crystal clear (and cold) with a nice pebble beach. Access to the beach is a short walk down fairly steep hill. The outhouse was clean as were all of the sites, with a good firepit and table. There is water available, but a sign warns to boil water before drinking. It is a pretty long drive down basically single lane roads to get to the campground, and you should make sure you have all supplies and no stores/supplies close by.