Water Shortage: Panther Flat Campground on the Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River National Recreation Area of the Six Rivers National Forest had to shut down water systems on 8/14/14 due to extraordinarily low water levels in the well that supplies the facility and leaks in the water lines. With repairs made to the water lines, limited water service has been restored. Please call the Gasquet Ranger District at 707-457-3131 for updated information.

PANTHER FLAT CAMPGROUND, CA

Panther Flat Campground sits in the vast Six Rivers National Forest in northern California. This shady, secluded campground is just steps from the Smith River, which is famous for its bright blue waters and scenic pathway through the forest.Set in a mature forest of Douglas fir, cedar...
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates

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  • Additional fees will be collected at the campground for more than one vehicle. A limit of one extra vehicle is allowed.
  • There are no electricity, water or sewer hookups at the campground
  • Click here to learn more about the Six Rivers National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.
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*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Panther Flat Campground sits in the vast Six Rivers National Forest in northern California. This shady, secluded campground is just steps from the Smith River, which is famous for its bright blue waters and scenic pathway through the forest.

Natural Features:

Set in a mature forest of Douglas fir, cedar and Pacific madrone trees, the campground is a short walk from the pristine Smith River. The river boasts up to Class 5 whitewater rapids. The region, thick with vegetation, is also freckled with huckleberry shrubs.

The Six Rivers National Forest lies east of Eureka in northwestern California, stretching southward from the Oregon border for about 140 miles. U.S. 101, the famed "Redwood Highway," parallels the inland Forest along the coastline. The Forest is just east of the Redwood National Park.

Recreation:

Popular activities include swimming, sunbathing, rafting and fishing in the Smith River. Anglers enjoy healthy fishing populations of salmon, steelhead and cutthroat trout.

Visitors also enjoy hiking, horseback riding and biking in the area. There are no trailheads in the campground, but Elk Camp Ridge, High Dome and French Hill trailheads are all within 10 miles of the site. A Botanical trail to a unique Darlingtonia bog is just a mile away.

Facilities:

The campground offers multiple single-family sites and at least one double site, available for tent and RV camping. It is one of the most modern campgrounds in the area and has some of the largest parking aprons. Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Campsites are equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible flush toilets, coin-operated hot showers and drinking water are provided. The Visitor Center at the Gasquet Ranger Station provides free maps and brochures of the area.

Nearby Attractions:

California's Redwood National Park and the Pacific Ocean are within 20 miles of the campground.

Annual events include Gasquet Raft Race in July and Del Norte County Fair in August.

Booking Window
Sun Aug 31 2014 - Sat Feb 28 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue May 20 2014 Wed Sep 03 2014
Walk In Thu Sep 04 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Beach Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Recycling
  • Self Pay Station
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Visitor Center
Within 10 Miles
  • Grocery Store
  • Pay Phone
  • Trailheads
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 20 2014 -
Sep 03 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $15.00-$30.00
Walk In Season
Sep 04 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $15.00-$30.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.84306, -123.93056
41°50'35"N, 123°55'50"W

From Highway 101 north of Crescent City, California, take highway 199 east for 16 miles to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

PANTHER FLAT CAMPGROUND
PO BOX 228
GASQUET  CA  95543

Phone Number:

Information:  (707)457-3131
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