Grassy Flat Campground

Area Status: Closed
Grassy Flat Campground site 6 features a picnic table, fire ring, and tent pad shaded by trees.

Grassy Flat Campground is adjacent to the Middle Fork of the Smith River. Highway 199 borders the north side. True to its name, it is flat but not grassy. Trees shade the campground and shrubs fill in the area between sites.

River Access: The river is located about 50 feet below the campground. There are no views of it from the campground but a short trail leads to a high view of it from an old bridge. The trail continues down to a swimming/fishing hole with a small gravel beach. This trail has some steep sections. Easier access is obtained by driving ½ mile east to Madrona River Access where a flat parking area is nearly at the level of a large sandy beach and shallow swimming hole. 

Campground offers 19 campsites. Maximum trailer length is 32ft. 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open May 18th, 2024 through September 10th, 2024. Closed for winter months.
Reservations: Reservations can be made from May 20th, 2024 through September 9th, 2024 at or by calling 1 (877) 444-6777; TDD: 1 (877) 833-6777; International: 1 (606) 515-6777.
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets
Fees: $10 per campsite; this includes one vehicle. There is a $5 charge for a second vehicle (maximum of two vehicles per site). $5 day use fee. 
Open Season: 5/18/2024 - 9/10/2024
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns: Crescent City, 40 minutes west from campground. 
Water: No water.
Restroom: Vault toilets.
Passes: Interagency Park Passes are honored at the Six Rivers National Forest:
Interagency Senior Pass: A lifetime pass for citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., age 62 or older. There is a one-time $80 fee.
Interagency Access Pass: A lifetime pass free to citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who have a permanent disability, regardless of age.
Holders of the above passes receive a 50% discount on camping fees on the Smith River NRA and Six Rivers National Forest. The passes also cover access to and use of many other Federal recreation sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees.
 Obtain passes at National Forest or Grassland offices; or by mail through USGS—inquire at 1 (888) 275-8747 or online at; or visit the USGS store at
Information Center: Gasquet Ranger District
10600 Highway 199
Gasquet, CA 95543
(707) 457-3131

General Information


From the Visitor Center turn left on Highway 199 and drive 4.5 miles east.

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 19

RV Camping

Day Hiking

There are no trails out of the campground. An interpretive botanical trail featuring the Darlingtonia, a carnivorous plant, is located one mile west of the campground. Trails within a one-hour drive include Stony Creek, Myrtle Creek, Elk Camp Ridge, High Dome, French Hill, Patrick Creek, Craig’s Creek, Paradise, Little Bald Hills, Doe Flat, Buck Lake, Island Lake, and Devil’s Punchbowl. Consult the hiking section of this web site for details of these and other NRA trails


Camping trailer: Yes, 30-foot maximum length
Picnic tables: Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills
Tent camping: Yes
Toilets: Vault; no showers

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