Bordering California's northern Redwood Highway, this dog-friendly campground is situated in the sprawling Six Rivers National Forest. It is just by the Smith River, famous for its bright blue waters and picturesque passageway through the forest, which is east of the Redwood National Park. The campground offers plenty of recreation and sightseeing opportunities.
The Six Rivers National Forest is mainly comprised of hardwood and Douglas fir. Trees provide nice shade at the campground, with shrubs covering the area between campsites. In northwest California, the forest is on Eureka’s east, while it stretches south from the Oregon border for around 140 miles. The area is dense with vegetation, dotted with huckleberry shrubs. The Smith River has up to Class 5 whitewater rapids. Swimming, rafting, and fishing are enjoyable activities at this river. Anglers love the abundance of game which includes salmon, cutthroat trout, and steelhead.
There are 19 single-family sites at this campground, offering RV and tent camping. Some of these are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Up to 8 people are allowed per site, and all sites come with picnic tables and fire rings with grills. Vault toilets are provided, but water is not, so bring enough water for yourself and Fido. Also pack enough poop bags for your doggo. The host is described as friendly, attentive, and informative, which is always a big plus.
You can also enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, boating, paddling, and wildlife watching. While trailheads are not present at the campground, you can find a couple within 10 miles of the site. The hiking trail can be followed to an old bridge that provides spectacular views of the forest and river. Nearby attractions include numerous state parks offering a scenic drive. The Madrone Flat is also just across the bridge, providing easy access to the river. You and Fido will enjoy your time at this campground!