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Smith River is best viewed when waters are high, winter or spring

Beautiful colors in water during late winter to spring. Nice rafting in summer. Redwoods park had... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Jacksonville, Oregon

Great places along this river to get out and explore- just awesome to stop walk the banks talk... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
Phoenix, Arizona
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Great place to catch Class III or Class V rafting runs.
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Beautiful colors in water during late winter to spring. Nice rafting in summer. Redwoods park had great place to view it from.

Thank darkchocolate
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great places along this river to get out and explore- just awesome to stop walk the banks talk with the locals they know the best spots- try fishing here 2 small rainbows A great break for and hour

Thank tomneely1
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The South Fork Smith River country is wild, rugged, and deeply forested country. There are a few lightly populated rural spots, along with a few river access and camp sites. The prominent campsite, Big Flat, has no river access (it does have a chilly creek)....More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The South Fork of the Smith River makes its way down through part of the Six Rivers National Forest and joins the Middle Fork of the Smith River in Hiouchi, just north of the entrance to Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. The river is accessible...More

Thank Gudwill
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Hello to all, I'm not sure who took the picture above but it's not the South Fork of the Smith River. I live in Smith River so I have been truly blessed with the beauty all around me, the South Fork is just a part...More

1  Thank Pam T
Reviewed 30 November 2015

We hustled down this road to circle back up the Oregon Coast. Great road, heavily patrolled by the CHP revenuers though We had earlier camped right on the river at Jedediah Smith State Park. Huge trees, good showers, good river access. Loved it

1  Thank vintagetrailer
Reviewed 26 January 2015

We traveled down into California for a ways and visited the redwoods, drove through the giant tree, entered the Jedadia Smith state park and drove through the quaint little road through the redwoods coming out in Crescent City. So much to see and do in...More

1  Thank 1920carolyn
Reviewed 21 November 2014

Had two great days fishing for King Salmon on the Smith River. Fished with Ron DeNardi of Ron DeNardi Outfitters and guide Bret (Bretski) Barber. Caught Limits of keepers both days and several fished released to fight again. These two guides have fished and lived...More

1  Thank Dave D
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Remote, wonderful, beautiful, natural area.. For seeing the real California and enjoying nature, this is the place... We go there often.

1  Thank Julie W
Reviewed 21 September 2014

Probably the most scenic river in California. Good fishing and kayaking to be had. I have to keep writing because I need more characters.

Thank meade13
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