Madrona Campground

Smith River National Recreation Area

Siskiyou Mountains, California

Start Exploring
Madrona Campground


  • Smith River.- Madrona Campground
  • Vault toilets at Madrona Campground.- Madrona Campground
  • Access from the campground.- Madrona Campground
  • Closest river access from sites two and three.- Madrona Campground
  • The gravel road running through the campground.- Madrona Campground
  • Typical site in Madrona Campground.- Madrona Campground
  • Typical site in Madrona Campground.Site 2- Madrona Campground
  • Site 3Typical site in Madrona Campground.- Madrona Campground
Overview + Weather
River access. Only two neighboring sites.
Three sites total. Proximity to highway.
Siskiyou Mountains, CA
Managed by: 
Forest Service
Pets allowed: 
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Reservations possible: 
Current Local Weather:
Campground Description

Campground Description


Madrona Campground is a small and free camping spot lying on the Middle Fork of the Smith River just off of the highway. From the sites you can access the water very easily. 

The campground itself is very limited in amenities, but it has great river access and it is close to popular attractions in the area like Panther Flat and Sandy Beach swimming holes. In total, there are only three established sites to choose from. After taking the short road off of the highway, the first site will be on your right side. This site is basically on the road, but is closest to the toilets and river trail access. If you turn the corner, two more sites will pop up in a much more private setting. These sites are a stone's throw from the river. 

While it is right next to the highway, it does see much less foot traffic than the surrounding attractions, making it a great last minute spot if other campgrounds are already taken or if you prefer the small campground vibe.

Updates, Tips + Comments

Updates, Tips + Comments

Field Guide

Field Guide

Location + Directions

Location + Directions

Nearby Camping + Lodging

(8 within a 30 mile radius)

Nearby Adventures

(36 within a 30 mile radius)

Adventure Community

Adventure Community

Who Wants To Do It
10 Members
Who's Done It
2 Members
Submission by
26 Adventures Explored
23 Adventures Published

Newsletter Signup

Join the Outdoor Project Community

Get access to essential planning materials and information for your next adventure. Take a few seconds to join the community. It’s FREE!

Free Field Guides + Maps

Post Updates, Tips + Comments

Organize + Track Your Adventures

Insider Detailed Info, News + Benefits

Custom Driving Directions

Recommended Campsites, Photos + Reservation Info