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Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park at Crescent City
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
Crescent City on Highway 199 707-465-7335
Distance from attraction: 6.8 miles
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Immerse Yourself In The Beauty Of Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park in California

Explore 10,000 acres of majestic old-growth redwood forest at this astounding state park. Established in 1929, the park is named in honor of Jedediah Smith, the famed explorer who discovered the westward pass through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Enjoy scenic views of the Smith River and wander along 20 miles of hiking and nature trails. See ancient, 300-foot tall redwood trees and enjoy outdoor activities like fishing, boating, picnicking, and wildlife watching. The visitors center offers interesting exhibits, a nature store and ranger-guided hikes, walks and evening campfires during the summer months.


Prices -

Day use fees are $8 per vehicle.

Hours -

The park is open for day use year round, from sunrise to sunset.


  • Redwood Parks Day
  • Redwoods EdVentures Quest


  • Hiking & Biking Trails
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ranger-Led Programs
  • Redwoods Learning Center
  • Fishing & Boating
  • Camping


  • What type of things are there to do?

    Whether you visit for a day or camp for a week, there are plenty of things to do in the park. Enjoy fishing, swimming and boating on the Smith River. Enjoy hiking on the Stout Grove Trail, the Boy Scout Trail, the Leiffer-Ellsworth Loop Trail, or the Little Bald Hills Trail. Take a scenic drive along Howland Hill Road and go horseback riding or mountain biking on the Little Bald Hills Trail. And stop at the visitors center to learn more about the park, join ranger-led programs and activities or pick up a Jr. Ranger kit for the kids.
  • What type of wildlife can I expect to see?

    The park is filled with an abundance of wildlife, from fish and birds to mammals and amphibians. Birders will love looking out for jays, dippers, thrushes, woodpeckers, grouse, kingfisher, osprey, and owl. Expect to see plenty of deer, squirrels, raccoons, and redwood chipmunks. Although rare, you might catch a glimpse of river otters, bears and mountain lions. Be sure to keep an eye out for one of the park's most famous residents, the bright yellow banana slug!

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