Jedediah Smith Redwoods Information and
Inn of the Beachcomber Gold Beach Oregon
This page about the redwoods and Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park is for the guests of the Inn of the Beachcomber and those of you that found it in cyber space. We are planning to offer more information on the Redwood Parks as we have time but thought we would at least offer this as a start. I have added some useful links at the bottom of the page for some of the Redwood State Park sights. The California state parks are: Jedediah Smith Redwoods, located on Hwy 199- head out of Crescent City towards Grants Pass Oregon, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park by Orick and the redwoods at Humboldt State Parks. The Humboldt Redwoods State Park is about an hour south of Eureka.
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
Beachfront Lodging Gold Beach
If you arenít from around here the first thing to know about Redwood National Park, and the other Redwood Parks, either California State Redwood Parks or Redwood National Parks, the redwoods is just as simple as itís not one area or limited to one park. The Redwoods are an ecosystem that spans from southern Oregon deep into California. It is state land, federal land and private lands all in the same ecosystem. If you were coming from the south by the time you got to Crescent City you would have seen a whole bunch of redwoods. There arenít really many lodging choices in the redwood park complex. No Redwood National Park Hotels, no famous redwoods lodge like Crater Lake National Park. Eureka, California is the largest city in the complex and it has no oceanfront lodging. This makes Gold Beach with its 5 beachfront properties a logical stop-off for exploring the tallest trees in the world.
If you are coming to the Beachcomber from Grants Pass Oregon on Hwy 199 you go through Jedediah Smith State Park which is about an hours drive from Gold Beach.
Jedediah Smith State Park
The northernmost of the state parks is Jedediah Smith State Park. Founded in 1923, this park was named after explorer Jedediah Smith. The park is served by the Hiouchi Information Center; it is located on Highway 199 which runs from Crescent City, California to Cave Junction, Oregon, known as the "Redwood Highway."
A little info lifted from my favorite source Wikipedia about Jedediah Smith State Park
ďJedediah Smith, who visited its location during an 1826 expedition. It is located in the northern part of the U.S. state of California, nine miles east of Crescent City, on U.S. Route 199. The park is one of three State Parks cooperatively managed as part of Redwood National and State Parks.
This park has several hiking trails, and a day use area adjacent to the campground, next to the Smith River. Popular attractions include the Simpson Reed Discovery Trail and Stout Grove. Stout Grove near Howland Hill Road contains 'Stout Tree', the largest in the stand.
Mill Creek flows through the park and merges with the Smith River near the campground. In the warm season, a seasonal bridge is placed across Mill Creek for easier access to Mill Creek Trail and one end of Hiouchi Trail.Ē