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Black-throated Blue Warbler
On the California Oregon border, with large river spilling out into the Pacific Ocean. Did you know that Smith River in Northern California is the Easter Lily Capital of the World? Newest findings appear to show that Easter lily farmers are in violation of the Clean Water Act, which was passed in 1972 in large part to protect precious aquatic resources such as the dwindling salmon population.

smith river, California

elevation: 60'
population: 2,025
zip code: 95567


rivers, creeks, lagoon, forests

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Smith River

Del Norte County
N of Crescent City
on Hwy 101


Smith River



  • biking
  • camping
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • boating
  • river rafting
  • mountain biking
  • farming
  • redwood parks
  • off-roading
  • big rivers
  • wilderness
  • native tribes
  • greenhouses
  • kayak rentals
  • casino
  • canoe
  • backpacking
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes

    parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Lake Earl - Tolowa Dunes SP
  • Red Buttes Wilderness
  • Smith River NRA
  • Redwoods National Park
  • Del Norte Redwood State Park
  • Siskiyou Wilderness
  • Pelican State Beach
  • description:
    Very rural forest of the Northern Cal coast. Rivers and small farms, residential, ranches, and wild river canyons. It rains quite a bit up here - in the top western corner of Cali, so always bring a jacket. Outdoor recreation is abundant and includes - backpacking, camping, hiking, fishing, horseback trails, mountain biking routes, off roading plus river rafting and kayaking. Mostly residential.

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