Destination guide

The tranquil city of Smith River awaits you

The ocean views, riverfront and forests display a scene truly unique to Smith River. This city is relaxing and welcoming, recognized for its casino gaming, restaurants and bars. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Smith River

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Smith River a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Del Norte Golf Course (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Salmon Run Golf Course (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Boy Scout Tree Trail (12.7 mi / 20.5 km)
  • Ocean World (14 mi / 22.5 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Smith River

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 65°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Smith River

Travelers appreciate the beautiful ocean views and pristine beaches, which is just a taste of what Smith River has to offer. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Smith River. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Crissey Field State Recreation Site (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Tolowa Dunes State Park (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • McVay Rock State Recreation Site (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Sporthaven Beach (9.2 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Florence Keller Regional Park (10 mi / 16.2 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Smith River

The nearest airport is in Crescent City, CA (CEC-Jack McNamara Field), located 13.1 mi (21.1 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Smith River?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 215 house rentals around Smith River. From 137 Houses to 33 Cabins, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Smith River is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Smith River?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Smith River. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ship Ashore Museum: 217 home rentals
  • Lucky 7 Casino: 215 home rentals
  • South Fork of the Smith River: 224 home rentals
  • Castle Rock: 160 home rentals
  • Pelican Bay Lighthouse: 153 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Smith River listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Smith River?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 137 Houses in Smith River. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Smith River include:

  • Cabins: 33 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 33 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 33 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Smith River?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 11 vacation homes with pool available in Smith River.