Fall Camping — Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park is one my favorite place to camp. It is absolutely breathtaking and amazing being surrounded by the tallest and biggest trees ever. My bf and I went camping in the fall time and the weather was cool as the park sat along the coastline, yet moist. We experienced some rainfall, but being deep inside the woods, all the gigantic trees gave us good coverage.

We stayed at the Jedediah Smith Campground. Since this trip was off season, there was no reservation taken and our host allowed us to circle around the campground to find the site we liked. We decided to be nearby the river and set up tent between two huge trees to shield us from the rain. The camp site was beautiful, spacious, and peaceful. It had a nice cobblestone wall separating each campsites and acted as our front door to the home sweet home for the next few days. There were hardly any other campers around, which gave us lots of privacy and the whole park to ourselves. Our “backyard” with the river view had lots to explore like cute little frogs.

Hiking in the redwoods was such an unbelievable feeling. It was completely shocking, quiet, and time just about stopped for a while. Simply just you and nature. I came realized how small I am in comparison to this world. Some of the hiking trails were closed for the season, so we basically wandered around the lush woods, thinking we were following a trail and losing it again. I was hoping, “Let’s not get lost … let’s not go too deep.” Worried about my lack of survival skills, despite a marathon of watching Man, Woman, Wild, we were swallowed by the forest and not a person in sight. Yip would say, “Let’s walk for a little more” and a little became hours. Definitely quite an adventure, and we made it back to camp happy and hungry.

Our other favorite thing about camping aside from wondrous scenes nature offers is Camp Food! I love Yip’s cooking and so thankful he does it all. During our trip, he cooked a whole chicken, eggs and bacon for breakfast, steak and rice stew, plus perfectly baked potatoes. I contributed by making s’mores:) Plus leftovers on the ride back home were super delicious!

Our tent set up kept us perfectly dry! We really want to go back again because there is so much of this beautiful park to explore.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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7 Comments to “Fall Camping — Redwood National Park”

  1. Your pictures are awesome. I went to Humbolt Redwoods over the summer and it was amazing too! I really want to visit the National Park now after seeing you pictures. By the way, that must be the most fancy camping food I’ve ever seen.

  2. Mushroom! Your bf and your work are amazing Betty!

  3. Outclassed: Thank you for noticing my work!

    Snook Chaipornvadee: Yes, I highly recommend visiting! Humboldt Redwoods sound nice, plus it is a little closer, so I might have to check it too! We get super excited in planning out what to eat every time we camp.

    Mandy: Yeah, I can’t believe we saw so many different kind! Thank you! We really need to catch up one of these days!

  4. You actually did a very nice photo representation. Definitely conveys the look of Jedediah Smith redwoods.

    Right now … I can tell that I’d be glad to chow down around a campfire with you anytime.

  5. Hi, I’m completely amateur but I love great photos. And I love your pictures, the lighting and the angle are great (in my humble super amateur opinion!) Do you mind me asking which lense you used?

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