Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park


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Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park


Location:9 miles east of Crescent City on Highway 199.
Facilities:106 developed campsites (some @di), hike/bike campsites, showers, restrooms (é), picnic areas, hiking and nature trails (20 miles), river access, visitor center, exhibits.
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, horseback riding, mountain biking, interpretive programs.
Special Features:This predominately old growth coast redwoods park is bisected by the last major free flowing river in California, the Smith River, which is known for its runs of king salmon and steelhead trout in the fall and winter. Park is named for Jedediah Smith, the first white man to explore the interior of northern California, who pioneered a trail southwest from the Great Salt Lake across the Mojave Desert through the San Bernadino Mountains into California.
Address:c/o North Coast Redwoods District Office
PO Box 2006
Eureka, CA 95502

Phone:707-464-6101
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=413
Size: 10,447 acres.

See other parks in California.
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Caption: The National Co-Champion coast redwood is found in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and measures 307 feet tall, 895 inches in circumference and has an 85-foot crown spread, earning it 1,223 total points.
The group of trees, called the "Grove of Titans," is located within Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park in Del Norte County California.
VIII Endor (Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, California)
The towering coastal redwoods of Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park are not only gigantic and enormous, they are a thesaurus of dinosauric description.
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park was established in 1929, just a few years after two other old-growth Redwood State Parks, Prairie Creek and Del Norte Coast, were created as part of a national campaign to preserve the coastal redwoods after decades of logging.
It is unlikely that any tree will catch up to General Sherman, but the 1,290-point Lost Monarch champion coast redwood, discovered in 1998 in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, is only 31 points behind on AMERICAN FORESTS' scale.
He says to make sure and stop at the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park in California.
The 829-point Ol' Jed Douglas-fir in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, California, is 2 feet slimmer but tops out at a lofty 301 feet
Redwood National Park is unique, as it's managed in concert with Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast, and Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Parks.