Smithe Redwoods State Natural Reserve

UPDATE (Sept. 23, 2020) - As California State Parks begins working with locals on a phased and regionally-driven approach to increase access to state park units where compliance with state and local public health ordinances can be achieved, it is important for visitors to continue to practice physical distancing and avoid congregating with people outside their immediate household. Everyone has the responsibility to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Here are some guidelines for people visiting Smithe Redwoods SNR:

What is open now?
  • Day Use Vehicular Access
  • Very limited parking is now available to the public
  • Trails
  • Beaches

What is currently closed at this park and throughout the State Park System?

At this park:
  • Campgrounds
  • Visitor Centers
  • Picnic Areas
  • Congregate and high touch areas
Statewide:
  • Campgrounds.
  • High public-use indoor facilities, including museums and visitor centers.
  • Special events and tours continue to be canceled until further notice.

Are there any new visitor guidelines?

Yes, please see below:
  • Stay Local: Stay close to home. Walk or bike into the park. Parking may be limited. Do not take road trips to parks and beaches or to neighboring states.
  • Stay Active: Keep walking, jogging, hiking and biking. Watch for one-way trails.
  • Stay Safer at 6 Feet: Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more. Gatherings, picnics and parties are not allowed. Visitors will be asked to leave if there are too many people at the park, beach or on trails to allow for the required physical distance.
  • Stay Clean: Be prepared. Bring soap/sanitizer and pack out all trash.
  • Stay Covered: Please be sure to wear face coverings when you cannot maintain a safe 6-foot distance from others.

Thank you for your patience and continued support of California State Parks as we work to limit your risk for exposure to COVID-19 in the outdoors. For more information, please visit parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve.

Phone Number

(707) 247-3318

Park Hours

call the park

Dogs Allowed?

Yes
Except for service animals, dogs not allowed on trails.

Driving Directions to Smithe Redwoods SNR

The reserve is four miles north of Leggett on Highway 101.

Online reservations are not available for this park.

No online brochures available for this park.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

BOATING
Boating
TRAIL USE
Hiking Trails
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Picnic Areas
Fishing
Beach Area
Swimming
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Parking

Smithe Redwoods State Natural Reserve contains the beautiful Frank and Bess Smithe Grove of redwoods. The site was formerly a private resort. The park features a 60-foot waterfall, picnic area, and fishing and swimming in the south fork of the Eel River.

Location/ Directions
The reserve is four miles north of Leggett on Highway 101.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended clothing
The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.

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