Virtual Guidebook to the Redwood National and State Parks
Smith River
Del Norte County California


The town of Smith River stands at the mouth of the river of the same name. The fertile flat country here, cool year round but frost free, makes this the Easter lily-growing capital of the country.

The eye-catching Ship Ashore resort (trailer park) and restaurant features an old luxury steam yacht dragged up from the Smith River in 1965.



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Once a luxury steam yacht, now for many years a tourist attraction ashore in Smith River

(June 26, 2010)


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Ship Ashore, a classic roadside attraction along Highway 101 near the Oregon border

(June 26, 2010)


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