Jedediah Smith Redwoods is the last of a long line of redwood forested recreational areas along the coast of California. This particular park sits in Crescent City, California. This lovely recreational area and campground takes its name from the 1820's explorer, Mr. Jedediah Smith, the man credited with being the first Caucasian male to explore the inner heart of northern California.
The area is heavily lined with a thick forest of aged redwood tree growth and comprises seven percent of all remaining ancient redwoods in the world today. Spanning 10,000 acres in totality, Jedediah Smith Redwoods has been designated at World Heritage Site as well as an International Biosphere Reserve.
A dog-friendly facility, dogs are warmly invited to join their owners on the grounds; however, they are not permitted in certain areas and are prohibited from entering any cabins or public buildings. California state law also mandates that all dogs must be leashed when out in public spaces.
Bathrooms are housed on the grounds, and drinking water is provided to help meet Fido's hydration needs. Poop bags are not available on the premises. Since all pet waste removal must be assumed by each owner, families should carry bags with them for this purpose at all times.
Jedediah Smith Redwoods is a public facility. There's no cost to enter the grounds. Campsites and cabins are available for rental. It is assumed that a reservation is required and that all rentals are fee-based. Among the most popular activities at Jedediah Smith Redwoods are the following: hiking, biking, snorkeling, swimming, picnicking, fishing, geocaching, camping, and kayaking.
As an interesting side note, the much-loved movie, The Last of the Mohicans, was filmed on the premises at Smith River National Recreation Area. All furry family members must be up to date on vaccinations. California state law also mandates that all dogs bear a city dog license tag on their collars. Looking to explore a stunning historical site? Why not bring Fido and the family for a weekend getaway at Jedediah Smith Redwoods?