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part ofSix Rivers National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Tue Sep 15 2015   Season Dates


Patrick Creek Campground sits at the confluence of Patrick Creek and the middle fork of Smith River in the vast Six Rivers National Forest of northern California.

The campground has a special charm, with steps, rock walls, restrooms and sunken campfire circles built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Natural Features:

Patrick Creek is located in a mature forest of Douglas first in the northernmost part of California. A popular historic lodge and restaurant lie just across the highway from the campground.

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.


Popular activities include swimming, sunbathing, rafting and fishing in the Smith River, which is just adjacent to the campground. Anglers can expect 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.


The campground offers multiple single-family accessible campsites, available for tent and RV camping. Tables and campfire rings with grills are provided. Accessible flush toilets and drinking water are also available.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Historic Sites
  • Picnic Area
  • Recycling
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Visitor Center
Within 10 Miles
  • Biking
  • Grocery Store
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Pay Phone
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • Campsite #7 is closed due to a landslide.
  • 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 at the campground
  • Click here to learn more about the 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):
41.87194, -123.84667
41°52'19"N, 123°50'48"W

From Highway 101, north of Crescent City, California, travel east on Highway 199 for 22 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 228
GASQUET  CA  95543

Phone Number:

Information:  (707)457-3131
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