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Panther Flat Campground

Smith River National Recreation Area

Redwoods + Del Norte Coast, California

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  • Smith River by Panther Flat Campground.- Panther Flat Campground
  • Typical Panther Flat campsite.- Panther Flat Campground
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  • Panther Flat Campground.- Panther Flat Campground
  • Restroom facility in Panther Flat Campground.- Panther Flat Campground
  • River Trail through Panther Flat Campground.- Panther Flat Campground
  • Day use area adjacent to the Smith River at Panther Flat Campground.- Panther Flat Campground
  • Smith River by Panther Flat Campground.- Panther Flat Campground
  • Smith River by Panther Flat Campground.- Panther Flat Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Smith River access. Less expensive than nearby state park campgrounds.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Redwoods + Del Norte Coast, CA
Managed by: 
U.S. Forest Service
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Panther Flat Campground in Six Rivers National Forest is located a stone’s throw from the banks of the Smith River, America's longest free-flowing with a National Wild and Scenic River designation. The campground is situated on a broad flat that is shaded beneath a forest of Douglas fir and cedar. Madrone trees and huckleberry make up much of the understory. The campground is open year-round and is an affordable option when compared to the National and State Park Campgrounds located in the heart of the Del Norte coast redwoods just a few miles west along Highway 199.

Popular with anglers, Panther Flat campground provides excellent access for fishing the Smith River’s famous steelhead and salmon runs. The campground is also popular as a summer swimming hole destination; many use the day use area below the camping area for swimming access. Panther Flat Campground is within the Smith River National Recreation Area, which forms a northern border with Redwood National and State Parks.

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