Named after the intrepid explorer, Jedediah Stong Smith, Jed Smith Redwoods State Park offers hiking and nature trails, river access, a visitor center with exhibits and a nature store. Managed cooperatively by the National Park Service and California State Parks, it is on Highway 199, nine miles east of Crescent City. Phone 707-464-6101 ext. 5112.
Sites 13, 17, 25, 37, 39, and 41 are accessible. Route of travel: There are accessible routes to restrooms with showers from these sites. Restrooms and showers: The restroom /shower building adjacent to campsite 41 is fully accessible. One restroom opposite site 13 has a usable toilet.
The Campfire Center has both upper and lower accessible seating areas.
The picnic area has 10 accessible tables with pedestal grills, and a fully accessible restroom.
Stout Grove Loop Trail
The Stout Grove Loop Trail is generally accessible, some steep slopes are located along the route, for about 0.50 miles through redwood forests. The trailhead, accessible restroom, and accessible parking are located at the east end of Stout Grove parking lot.
Simpson Reed Trail
The Simpson Reed /Peterson Memorial Trails provide a 0.75 mile trail experience through old growth Redwoods. Accessible parking is provided off Walker Road (not Highway 199).
The Nature/River Trail is a 0.6 mile hike through redwood forest with views of the Smith River. The trail connects the campground visitor center to the day-use picnic area by using portions of the River and Nature trails. An accessible picnic area is located at the trailhead in the day-use area. Accessible parking and restrooms are located near both trailheads.
Definitions & Terms
Meets all or most of the current accessibility standards; most visitors with disabilities will not need assistance.
Meets many current codes and has few barriers, but some visitors with disabilities may need assistance.
Meets some current codes but has some barriers; many visitors with disabilities may require assistance.
Describes facilities that have been set aside and usually signed or “designated” accessible because they met accessibility codes when built. Such facilities may vary from newer suggested guidelines in specified ways, and improvements may be planned or ongoing. Minor variations from guidelines are not usually described. This term is often used for parking spaces that are reserved for visitors with disabilities even though there may be minor issues with slope, signage, or size.