Welcome to Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park!

Thursday May 29, 2014 was my first visit to Jedediah Smith. I have lived in the area for three years, yet never found my way to this particular state park to enjoy a day next to the river. The river is still chilly but the still areas in the water are warm. I took the initiative to wet my feet that day… well… wet my legs! The water was warm enough that I had an enjoyable run through the water. Anyone visiting should experience this feeling of happiness!




The ground is blanketed in clover, giving many little creatures homes and places to hide. There are trails around Jedediah Smith that allow one to enjoy things such as the beautiful clover or the mossy trees. Jedediah Smith is actually a campground so you can camp as well! There are Barbecues for cooking and you can sunbathe, play, or fish in the river!



Like I said in my last post, it’s the time of year that the flowers are in bloom. The more you walk, the more you shall see. Different shades of purples and pinks, white, and green everywhere you go. No matter where you are looking, there is life.  Even the trees have life forms on them; the mosses blend into the bark almost giving it a glow.




This state park/campground is approximately 15 minutes from my home. The ease of leaving town and visiting the river will become extremely relieving now that I know this place is available to visit.
FYI: There is a parking fee of $8.00 for cars and prices vary on recreational vehicles.
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Link to Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Jedediah+Smith+Redwood+State+Park+Campground/@41.7939758,-124.1033457,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x54d06968e8fe16f3:0xd6eef01f7f3e0455

All photographs are taken by me, Arielle deGarcia.

The sounds and peacefulness of the redwood forests and the life within it are known to relax and relieve stress. Enjoy this video of the sounds of the forest.


  1. So much content in this post! I’m really glad you didn’t just write a piece explaining that this park is so amazing but rather showed us all. As I write this I’ve got the YouTube video playing and am listening to the sounds. Did you take the pictures? There are some great shots in this post and they really capture the essence of the park and the varying sights to behold. The google maps link is probably my favorite part of the post, it allows anyone local to pull up directions instantly. Unfortunately for me it shows that I have a 48 hour 3,167 mile drive ahead of me… The only thing I might change is just gathering more information. What kinds of things to do are there at the park? Is it just nature trails? Are the events held here? Anything else like horseback riding or other services?

  2. Amazing! I love how you explain this destination while adding pictures, video, and a mapl. It lets a reader know more about the park by having the pictures to really get a feel for it. This looks like a great place to go on a vacation and it is very helpful that you added a map.

    I would agree that it would be nice to know more about what someone can expect to do at the park. You could add a link for someone to look at if you did not want to waste a lot of time explaining or just pick a few to talk about.

  3. I love reading your blog and looking at places that I will most likely never see in my life (living in Pennsylvania is a major draw back to traveling to the west coast). I really enjoy looking at all your pictures – that I assume you have taken yourself. The only thing I would have liked to have seen were other things that one could do at Jedediah Smith. Can you kayak down the river? What other things happen there? Great post!

  4. Great post! I love the outdoors and you truly captured its beautiful with your writing and photos. I enjoyed reading the different areas of the park – its great it is just 15mins from your home 🙂 You provided a lot of information which make you want to visit such a beautiful place. I think you did a great job with the amount of detail (simple yet elegant photo of the four leaf clover) I thought it was great.

    – Ivanna

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