Grassy Flat Campground
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 20th, 2023 and close September 12th, 2023. Closed for winter months.|
|Reservations:||Reservations can be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777.|
|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:||5/20/2023 - 9/12/2023|
|Closest Towns:||Crescent City, 40 minutes west from campground.|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit the USGS store at http://store.usgs.gov/pass/index.html.
|Information Center:||Gasquet Ranger District
10600 Highway 199
Gasquet, CA 95543
From the Visitor Center turn left on Highway 199 and drive 4.5 miles east.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||19|
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 http://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/srnf/recreation/hiking.
|Camping trailer:||Yes, 30-foot maximum length|
|Picnic tables:||Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills|
|Toilets:||Vault; no showers|