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Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park is the northernmost state park on California’s “Redwood Highway” where you can find these massive, endangered trees. The park lies along the Smith River, nine miles east of Crescent City, which is 350 miles north of San Francisco. Covering 10,000 acres, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park is home to seven percent of all of the remaining old-growth redwoods left in the entire world. This is a great starting point to book an RV in Del Norte County and journey south to visit the other national and state parks in this part of California that features these redwoods.

Jedediah Smith is believed to be the first explorer of European descent to navigate the interior of northern California, back in the 1820s. As settlers made their way west, the demand for lumber increased. The Save The Redwoods League realized the importance of these beautiful, historically significant trees, and was able to start preserving small groves one at a time. The park was officially established in 1929. Today it serves as a popular recreation area, offering opportunities in beautiful old-growth redwood groves with a lush undergrowth of ferns, rhododendrons, and azaleas. Park visitors will share the land with deer, black bear, mountain lions, river otters, and beavers, and RV camping is available year-round.

Getting Outdoors

Other than the redwoods, Jedediah Smith’s major landmark is the Smith River. This is one of the largest free-flowing rivers in California and provides numerous recreational opportunities. The river can be dangerous after heavy rains, but most of the time it’s a pleasant spot to refresh after a hike. There are a couple of beaches spread out along the banks of the river, swimming holes, and boat launches dotting the park. Children enjoy bringing snorkeling gear and looking for steelhead, cutthroat, and salmon, which the anglers can also catch with a proper license year-round.

There are over 20 miles of hiking trails at this park of varying difficulty. One beautiful, easy hike is the half-mile Stout Grove trail, a flat pathway through one of the park’s old groves. More moderate hikes include the mile-long Nickerson Ranch Trail and the six-mile scenic Mill Creek Trail. Those with more time and higher fitness levels can try the ten-mile Little Bald Hills Trail where you can explore old-growth forests and find a peek of an ocean view.

Exploring Jedediah Smith doesn’t have to be all about outdoor activities either. There’s a fantastic visitor center where you can participate in interpretive programs to learn about the fascinating trees, wildlife, and local history. Educational campfire programs are held throughout summer nights, and you can spend the daytime driving your rental RV along the park’s roads and marvel at the towering giants overhead.

Camping at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

The RV campground at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park contains 87 sites, six of which are wheelchair-accessible. This is an older campground, constructed in the time of the Civilian Conservation Corps, so you won’t find any electrical hookups. The roads are narrow and winding also, so the maximum rig length tops out at 25 feet. Keep that in mind when searching for a rental RV.

Don't let any of that deter you though – you won't be able to camp anywhere else in the world under this many old-growth redwoods. The campground is adjacent to the Smith River, and half of the campsites are under the canopy of the old trees. Each campsite includes a fire ring, picnic table, and a food storage locker. The campground also has a dump station and hot showers. You may bring your pet as long as they're attended at all times and kept on a six-foot leash.

Exploring the Area

Crescent City may be a small town, but there's plenty to do. Additional attractions include the Battery Park Light Museum, beaches and trails at Point St. George, and a marine park. You may want to do all of your shopping in Crescent City, where you’ll find plenty of gas stations and resupply opportunities. You’ll have to dine at one of Crescent City’s great seafood restaurants before leaving town and see how you’d like the fresh catch of the day cooked.

Once you’ve explored all of Jedediah Smith's beautiful forests, go explore the rest! Leaving the park to the south, you'll first come to Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park seven miles south of Crescent City. Beyond that, you'll find Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Redwood National and State Parks, and Humboldt Redwoods State Park. They're all incredibly picturesque and unique from one another for different reasons. In this same region, there's also Tolowa Dunes State Park in Crescent City and Humboldt Lagoons State Park near Eureka. After driving the length of California's Redwood Highway, you'll find yourself in beautiful Mendocino County.

RV Rentals in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, CA

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, CA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. Outdoorsy's Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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