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GRASSY FLAT CAMPGROUND, CA

part ofSix Rivers National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Mon Sep 22 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Grassy Flat Campground borders California's northern Redwood Highway in the expansive Six Rivers National Forest.

This shady campground provides ample sightseeing and recreation opportunities and is just steps away from the wild whitewater of the Smith River, which is famous for its bright blue waters and scenic pathway through the forest.

Natural Features:

Grassy Flat is located in a Douglas fir and hardwood forest. Smith River boasts up to Class 5 whitewater rapids. The region, thick with vegetation, is also freckled with huckleberry shrubs.

The Six Rivers National Forest lies east of Eureka in northwestern California, stretching southward from the Oregon border for about 140 miles. U.S. 101, the famed "Redwood Highway," parallels the inland Forest along the coastline. The Forest is just east of the Redwood National Park.

Recreation:

Popular activities include swimming and sunbathing, rafting and fishing in the Smith River, which is just steps from the campground. Anglers enjoy healthy fishing populations of salmon, steelhead and cutthroat trout.

Visitors also enjoy hiking, horseback riding and biking in the area. There are no trailheads in the campground, but Elk Camp Ridge, High Dome and French Hill trailheads are all within 10 miles of the site.

Facilities:

The campground provides multiple single-family sites for tent or RV camping. Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible vault toilets are provided. Water is not available at this facility.

Nearby Attractions:

Madrone Flat, located across the bridge, provides excellent river access. Various state parks, providing scenic exploration opportunities, are just a short drive from the campground.

Annual events in the area include the Gasquet Raft Race in July and the Del Norte County Fair in August. A small airport is about 6 miles away, in the town of Gasquet.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Recycling
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Visitor Center
Within 10 Miles
  • Drinking Water
  • Fuel Available
  • Grocery Store
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Pay Phone
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • Additional fees will be collected at the campground for more than one vehicle; a limit of one extra vehicle is allowed
  • There are no electricity, water or sewer hookups
  • Learn more about Six Rivers National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.85639, -123.88889
41°51'23"N, 123°53'20"W

From Highway 101 north of Crescent City, California, take Highway 199 east for 18 miles to Grassy Flat Campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

GRASSY FLAT CAMPGROUND
PO BOX 228
GASQUET  CA  95543

Phone Number:

Information:  (707)457-3131
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