Smith River is an unincorporated community north of Crescent City in Del Norte County, California, USA. As of 2000, the population was 2,003. Its ZIP code is 95567 and its area code is 707. It is bordered by the Smith River National Recreation Area.
In the state legislature
Smith River is located in the 4th Senate
District, represented by Republican Sam Aanestad
, and in the 1st Assembly
District, represented by Democrat Patty Berg
. Federally, Smith River is located in California's 1st congressional district
, which has a Cook PVI
of D +10 and is represented by Democrat Mike Thompson
One early settler of Smith River was William Dows Rexford who moved there with his sons in the early 1870s.