Just north from your Crescent City Vacation Rental on 101 and few miles beautiful drive up Highway 199, past the entrance to Jedediah Smith State Park, you can cross the Smith River. Here, where the Middle Fork and South Fork meet, there is boat launching access and a good parking lot with rest rooms. You can walk on the trail down to where this photo was taken, just at the confluence of the two forks. There are wild flowers and it's a great nature trail. The steelhead fishing in season is very good in this area. Above the forks, local steelheaders do well from the banks. Both forks are home to spawning steelhead and salmon. There are no dams on any fork of the Smith River. Fishing is permitted, with seasonal restrictions, all the way up the Middle Fork to Patrick's Creek. Check current CDFG regulations. The Smith River is BARBLESS HOOK ONLY year around. April and May are closed months with Low Flow Closures affecting the river after October 1.
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