Recreational activities abound in the Smith River NRA. The beautiful Smith River offers fishing for steelhead, trout, and salmon. During the summer months, the pure, clean waters of the Smith River are perfect for swimming, rafting, or fishing and the forested mountainsides present occasions for hiking, bird watching, wildflower walks, or perhaps just lounging in the sun.
Winter temperatures drop into the 40s and 50s, with an occasional snow storm. The rainy season normally runs from October through April with an average annual rainfall of 92.55 inches. Summers are dry with highs in the 80-100 degree range. Contact the National Recreation Area Headquarters at the Gasquet Ranger Station for current weather conditions.
Camping Guide - Smith River NRA, rev. 8-8-2014 - PDF
Trail Guide - Smith River NRA, rev. 2-2002 - PDF
River Access Trails - Smith River NRA, rev. 8-2014 - PDF
River Access Trails - Smith River NRA, rev. 8-2014 - Word
Lakes - Smith River NRA, rev. 3-2003 - PDF
Things to Do in an Hour or Two - Smith River NRA, rev. 2-2003 - PDF
Darlingtonia Trail - Smith River NRA, rev. 3-2003 - PDF
Myrtle Creek Trail - Smith River NRA, rev. 2-2000 - PDF
Bear Basin Lookout and Pierson Cabin Brochure, rev. 10-2014 - PDF
Fish of the Smith River, rev. 12/2002 - PDF