Rediscover the great outdoors in Smith River and Crescent City!
Both Smith River and Crescent City are teeming with outdoor adventures for you and your family to explore. Wander between ancient redwood trees in Redwood National and State Parks, delight in the unspoiled beauty of the Wild and Scenic Smith River and of
Klamath River, or glimpse the area's natural wildlife in their natural habitats! Smith River and Crescent City offer visitors and residents alike rugged outdoor adventures such as surfing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, biking, camping, fishing, horseback riding, whale-watching and exhilarating jet boat tours!
The Redwood National Park
offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy nature at its very finest while giving you the chance to explore. Enjoy Redwood National Park's exquisite hiking trails that allow you to experience the park in all its glory, ride along the 19 mile bicycle trail or feel humbled in wonder and awe in the Stout Grove stand of majestic redwoods. The Smith River, meandering through the Redwood National Park, is known to provide the best fishing around with a variety of fish ranging from rainbow and cutthroat trout to salmon and steelhead.
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
is located a mere nine miles east of Crescent City on Highway 199 and is a treasure to behold! The park was established in 1929 and was named after explorer Jedediah Strong Smith, the first white man to explore California's interior in 1826, and offers visitors and residents alike many wonderful opportunities. Access over 20 miles of hiking and nature trails under the ancient redwoods, enjoy watching the birds or look for just a few of the park's abundant wildlife, such as black bear, mountain lion, coyote, deer, bobcat, skunks, fox, beaver, river otter, squirrels and chipmunks. Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park allows visitors to access the incredible Smith River, California's last major free-flowing river and the Visitor Center offers an Exhibit and Nature Store for visitors to enjoy!
The Battery Point Lighthouse is a marvelous historic landmark found at the north end of the harbor entrance to Crescent City. The Lighthouse was commissioned in 1855 by an Act of Congress and continued to serve Crescent City as a functioning lighthouse until 1965. Today, Battery Point Lighthouse and the Main Museum are
open to the public during the summer season, allowing visitors to take a glimpse into the lives of the lighthouse keepers and their families, as well as the vibrant history of the lighthouse itself. It can only be reached by walking on the ocean floor at low
The Point St. George Lighthouse
was constructed between 1882-1892 six miles off Crescent City's west coast after a coastal steamer named the Brother Jonathan struck the St. George Reef, killing approximately 150 people in July of 1865. The
Point St. George Lighthouse was in use up until 1975 when it was abandoned by the Coast Guard after treacherous seas made docking with the lighthouse hazardous. Today, the lens from the lighthouse resides in the Main Museum on display to visitors interested in the Point St. George Lighthouse's vibrant past. Helicopter rides to view the lighthouse may be arranged.
Del Norte County has two Native American-owned Casinos. The Lucky 7 Casino
is surrounded by the breathtaking Northern California landscape. The Lucky 7 provides all of the luxuries any casino can offer, from live blackjack & video poker
to slots & casino bingo. The Casino is open 24/7 every day of the year! Learn more about what fun and games await you by clicking on link: www.lucky7casino.com. The Elk Valley Casino
offers something for everyone, from amazing food, amazing shows
and a variety of gambling opportunities! To find out more about what awaits you at the Elk Valley Casino, please visit their official website at: www.elkvalleycasino.com.
The Northcoast Marine Mammal Center
is a private, non-profit organization committed to rescuing and rehabilitation of stranded, sick or orphaned marine mammals off of the Humboldt and Del Norte Counties coastline. Stop in the Northcoast Marine Mammal Center and discover the importance of protecting marine
resources while learning about current patients!
The Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery is dedicated to maintaining the native runs of steelhead and Chinook salmon in the Smith River and houses fish year-round. The Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery is made possible by the sponsorship of the Smith River Kiwanis Club.