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About Smith River County Park in Smith River, California

Smith River County Park Beach is located on the north bank of the Smith River just inside the river mouth. The park is simply a paved parking lot between homes that has access to a narrow driftwood-covered shore. From this spot there are stunning views across the river to the sand spit that extends far north from within North Tolowa Dunes State Park. Seals, sea lions, and birds are frequently seen hanging out on this sand spit. The Smith River County Park shoreline is popular with fishermen and bird-watchers. The Salmon Harbor RV Resort is nearby if you are looking for a campground, although it is far from a wilderness experience. Clifford Kamph Campground is a tent camping only spot just north on the ocean shore. To get to Smith River County Park from the town of Smith River drive north on Highway 101 and then turn left onto Mouth [of the] Smith River Road. The parking lot is at the end of this road directly above the beach.

S Indian Rd and Mouth of Smith River Rd
Smith River, CA 95567
Park Name
Smith River County Park
Pet Details
Dogs allowed
Free parking
Fishing, Birdwatching, Wildlife Watching
Driftwood, No Facilities
Map of Smith River County Park
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7:14 pm, May 19, 2024
temperature icon 61°F
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Wind gusts: 10 m/s
UV Index: 0.44
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:52 am
Sunset: 8:34 pm
Humidity 63 %
Pressure1018 mb
Wind 10 m/s

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