Just north of Crescent City along Highway 101 lies the community of Smith River, the Easter Lily Capital of the World. Smith River is known for acres and acres of Easter Lilies and green pastures grazed by both dairy and beef cattle. In fact, Smith River is the area where the earliest farming in Del Norte County began. “The White Gold Rush”, as the Smith River lily industry has been called, has grown to the point where the ten largest farms between Smith River and Brookings, Oregon account for 90% of the world’s Easter Lily production.

Explore Smith River in California.

Local Attractions

Lucky 7 Casino
350 North Indian Rd.
Smith River, CA
(707) 487-7777
Like gambling? Visit this luxurious casino operated by the Tolowa Indian tribe through the Smith River Rancheria, the Lucky 7 Casino has 250 video gaming machines, a card room with 21 tables, a full service restaurant and lounge and a Bingo room. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and always ready to accommodate your favorite casino game.

The Captain’s Galley
12370 Highway 101 N.
Smith River, CA
Open from 3pm to 8pm Sun.-Thurs
3pm to 9pm Friday and Saturday
Located at Ship Ashore where the Smith River meets the Pacific Ocean. Dinner guests enjoy a good steak and seafood menu featuring nightly seafood specials, a sunset view from the dining room, good food, live entertainment in a casual atmosphere.