Spanning 10,000 acres on the coast of Northern California, the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park is home to 7 percent of all the remaining old-growth redwoods in the world. Named for American explorer Jedediah Strong Smith, this park truly is a must-visit for nature lovers!
Except for service animals, doggos are not allowed on the trails or at any interpretive programs at Jedediah Smith Redwoods. Furtunately, the campground is pup-friendly, so your furry friend can still tag along if you plan to spend a few nights sleeping in the middle of the magical redwood forest. Bring your own tent or RV, as the cabins are off-limits to Fido. The campground contains almost 90 family campsites, each of which is equipped with a table, fire ring, and bear-proof locker. Fill your cooler to the brim with your favorite camping foods, and don't furget to bring treats and snacks for your pup as well!
Whether you're strolling around the campground or enjoying lunch at the picnic area near the Smith River, always keep your pooch on a 6-foot leash and have doggie waste bags on your person. Visitors say that there is one trail that allows dogs near the visitor center; if the signs aren't clear, ask a park ranger! If you let your pup dip their paws in the river, be sure to keep an eye on them as there is no lifeguard service.
If you're thinking about hitting the trails, have someone else in your pawty stay behind with Fido at your campsite while you're off exploring, as dogs may not be left unattended at any time. Four-legged campers must also be confined to a tent or vehicle once the sun sets. And remember to observe quiet hours, which are from 10 PM to 6 AM.
For a pawtastic outdoor experience, spend some time among California's majestic coast redwoods with your pooch at the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park!