From the writers at 7 X 7.
With mild temperatures, lesser crowds, and year-round open campgrounds, winter can be an ideal time to go camping along the California coast.
Perhaps no place is better suited to winter camping than the coastal stretch extending from Big Sur in the south to the Oregon border, where hundreds upon hundreds of miles of coastline, accessed by scenic and slower-paced Highway 1, offer campgrounds situated amongst old-growth forest, dramatic coastal mountains, secluded beaches, tidal rivers and countless trails leading off to explore the unknown.
California’s coastal camping options are nearly limitless. So go get cozy around a campfire and enjoy the outdoors even in the coldest months of the year.
Jedidiah Smith Campground
Located on the banks of the Smith River, Jedediah Smith Campground may be the most picturesque of the Redwood National and State Park campgrounds. The campground offers 106 sites nestled among old-growth coast redwoods, about a dozen of which lie adjacent to the Smith River.
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