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Was beautiful and will be again

This campground was hit last summer with a horrible fire burnt around the lake but is All ready growing back and is still pretty its a clean campground

Amazing

Nice campground clean quiet cool close to town also

Fully Accommodating (albeit not secluded)

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.

Good location, average ambience

Conveniently close to the iconic redwoods on the California/Oregon coast. The campsite itself has good amenities but not necessarily the most natural setting.

Redwoods, creek side, ponds, Recreation room, Quiet, Friendly

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.

Almost to hard to book

Close to town, great views, a quick drive to the beach or a steep lengthy walk. Almost too popular… hard to book.

Welcoming

Many trails, endless hiking

Beautiful place . Grassy nicely kept

Excellent. Near redwoods, the beach and sites are nice with a river view.

Great 🏖 tent ⛺️ camping!

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!

Awesome Tent 🏕 Camping!

This is mostly an RV Park and cabin rentals but there are 4 tent spots right on the beach that are phenomenal. You feel like you have your own place on the beach. You do have to walk your stuff there but it’s totally worth it. The first night was great but the second night was a torrential downpour that woke us up. Definitely hit or miss with rain but absolutely a great find. They have large family yurts and cabins to get away from the rain but these tent sites are my favorite!

Like Camping in a Fairie Forest

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

Lots of amenities and lots of people

This is a really big campground with lots of trees and lawn space. The sites are kind of close together, there isn't much privacy. The showers and other amenities are really nice. Our campsite was about a 2 minute walk from the river. We visited during the week in August and the got the very last campsite available.

Lots of rules

Not for the free spirited

Elko

It’s basically just a flat spot that turns into a mud pit during the rainy months. There’s nothing close by but Might make a good Camp to bear hunt.

Very nice

Right on the rogue river.

Quiet and remote

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.

Sleep among the giants

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!

Just Okay

I feel like I should probably like this campground more, after reading other reviews that call it the "best campground in Oregon" and such, for me it was just kind of meh. The campground is huge with numerous loops full of RVs and tents, and there's plenty of grass and space for running around, but most of the sites are really on top of each other without much in the way of privacy in-between. It's also right off the I-5 freeway and you can definitely hear the traffic.

For us the absolutely best park was the ranger program/camp host activity that was going on while we were there. They had water activities, a tent to check out animal skulls and such, and lots of kids hanging out and playing. I don't know, however, if that event was specific to the awesome camp hosts who were there at the time or if it's always going on.

Overall a pretty basic campground with some major drawbacks including the traffic noise and less-than-exciting campsites, though we never made it down to the river, which I'm sure would have been a lot more fun.

Close to Town and Crowded

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.

Close to redwoods!

Love this campground! Nice quite spot right off the highway, just outside of the redwoods. Nice day use area as well with picnic tables and Creek access. Showers!! Nice restrooms. Space between campsites for privacy, fire rings and table at each site. Dogs allowed.

Amenities & redwoods, what more can you want?!

Quintessential redwoods campground! Old growth forest, very shady campground with adequate privacy and easy access to redwoods park. Great restrooms available. Can get crowded, try panther flat campground if you prefer more solitude.

Oregon Caves just down the road

Uncrowded, riverside, close to the caves. Rustic - no hookups. Big sites. Forest service park. Host on-site.

The ice cream truck cones by, and you can get a pizza......still, it's nice

The ice cream truck threw me until I figured out they also sold ice. This is a really big (150 sites plus yurts snd hiker/biker spots) campground just off 101. Reservations are needed during the summer. Be sure to pay attention to site length. Some tent sites are ginormous, others not. Nice bathrooms with showers. Some sites on the outside edge have ocean views. There are cable tv (really full hookups) and wi-fi. Beach is easily accessible. 2 miles ftom Brookings.

popular spot by the river

This campground has it all. Full hookups, a store, a great little cafe, bathrooms, picnic tables, ect. The campground is located next to the Rouge River which is just on the other side of the road. Also located near the town of Gold Beach. The spot is beautiful and well kept. Lots of recreational activities on the river and near the ocean. The only downside is that it fills up fast and is a little bit more crowded especially during the salmon fishing seasons. Popular campground that is great for families.

Pricey but Gorgeous

After climbing up, up, up along the coast, the Mill Creek access road takes you twisting down into a valley among the trees. 

Upon arrival the rangers assigned me a campsite but worked hard to figure out which is the available sites best suit my needs. We settled on a site along an out of the way loop. On a Thursday night mid-September there were many open campsites and the campground was pretty quiet. It was incredible just to wander around the campground and wonder at the trees. Mill Creek is in a second generation forest. The old growth trees had been cut for logging years ago but their awe-inspiring stumps are scattered throughout the campground. The trees that grow today are impressive in their own way. 

Roughly 20 minutes from Crescent City, there's relatively quick access to the beach and coastline. Check out the Battery Point Lighthouse which can only be accessed at low tide. The campground has flushing toilets, drinking water, and pay showers. There are also fire pits, picnic tables, and large bear lockers in each campsite. The roads down to the campground and throughout are a little rough, keep an eye out for big dumps and dips. The campground hosts sell firewood and have quarters for the showers and are incredibly friendly. I loved staying at Mill Creek and had a wonderful experience yet, $35 dollars a night feels a little pricey.

Setting is wonderful

This was a very nice campground. The setting amongst the redwoods was breath taking. It is also located along a river. This campground is within a short picturesque drive to a town, to fill up on groceries, gas, and just to see the Pacific Ocean. The trees are amazing. Our site was nice and backed up against a trail. Food storage containers available at each site. Bathrooms were ok, I mean it was actual plumbing. They have showers but other campgrounds have nicer ones. There is a visitor center and you can purchase firewood at this campsite. Ranger at the entrance was friendly. I would go back.

Favorite Spot!

I have been along camping the Nor Cal coast at least twice a year, my entire life. Flint Ridge is a little farther north than I normally go, but I’m so glad I stumbled across this campground a few years back. My only “complaint” is that the pit toilet has been AWFUL the couple times I attempted to use it, but everything else about this campground is beautiful, secluded, and perfect.

mixed Emotions

so it a beautiful campground! very clean well maintained, great ppl, close to the ocean. But the sites are small well most of them, ours wasn’t to bad. highly trafficked VERY LOUD. the park is quit at 10 but there is a logging meal close and u hear it all night long its stupid.. we will not be staying here again.

Simple and secluded

I loved this campground. Located directly on rock creek, the sound of the river lulled me to sleep. It was very quiet, and very far out of the way. There is a lovely trailhead very close to the campground.