It’s just a short drive from old-growth redwood forests and the rugged, northern California coastline. You can watch seals and sea lions at play at Crescent City harbor.
You can kayak, swim, or fish for cutthroat trout in the emerald waters of Smith River, just a few miles from The Redwoods RV Resort.
There are plenty of activities on the resort property, too, including a brand-new horseshoe pit and children’s playground.
The spacious cabins have fully stocked kitchens, barbecue grills, and covered outdoor porches that look out onto the surrounding forest.
Guests are free to keep up to two pets in each cabin, and the resort has a covered dog-washing station that you can use at no charge.
Crescent City, California: Coastal Town Surrounded by Old-Growth Redwood Forests
Redwood Highway, a portion of Highway 101 running north from San Francisco, wends through a tapestry of old-growth redwood forests and coastal cliffs that overlook the Pacific Ocean. The coastal town of Crescent City lies right alongside the Redwood Highway in far-northern California, just a few miles from the Oregon border. It’s surrounded by rocky beaches and a bustling commercial fishing port. There are a number of waterfront restaurants along the harbor where you can dine on fresh seafood while watching harbor seals and sea lions play around in the water.
A short drive in either direction takes you into the heart of dense redwood groves in Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park or Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park. Both are crisscrossed with miles of hiking trails where you might see Roosevelt elk or mountain lions. Simpson-Reed Grove is a nice beginning hike—the flat, one-mile trail loops among massive redwoods and is wheelchair- and stroller-accessible.