|Day Use:||Year Round|
05/19/2019 to 05/25/2019
The main Dayuse restroom near the visitor center will be closed from May 20th to May 24th for repairs. Portable restrooms will be provided for visitor use.
05/18/2019 to 05/19/2019
Smith Rock Ascent Trail Running Race: 50K This lollipop style course that involves ~4100 ft of elevation gain has amazing views of the Cascade mountains, the sheer rock faces at Smith Rock State Park and the unique beauty of the grasslands. 75% of the course is on sweet single-track trails. There are four fully stocked aid stations. This race is on Saturday. 15 Mile .The 15-mile race quickly rises above the dramatic cliffs in one of Oregon’s most scenic state parks. With over 3,000 vertical feet of gain, the route ascends to the top of Gray Butte with panoramic views of central Oregon and the Three Sisters. Then your reward, an almost uninterrupted descent with spectacular views of the sheer rock faces that make Smith Rock State Park a mecca for climbers. This race is on Sunday 4 Mile With incredible views, sweet single-track and 830 ft. of gain, this course gives runners a close-up view of Monkey Face, Misery Ridge and beautiful vistas of all sides of the park. This race is on Sunday.
02/05/2019 to 08/02/2019
Due to Raptor nesting seasons the following areas are closed or restricted February 8th-July 31, 2019: -Bivouac tent sites along rim. Camping prohibited along rim only. -Letter of agreement required for photography along rim in Bivouac. -Canyon trail near eagle nest restricted, travel in groups of 4 or less and keep noise to a minimum. Falcon Closures also in place for February 15th-July 15th, 2019 until otherwise updated: -First Kiss area: See closure signs posted.
Camp fires are not permitted year round due to the dry high desert climate at the park.
01/20/2017 to 12/31/2019
HELP SMITH ROCK: Stay on designated trails and established climbing access routes, Control your dog at all times, Respect other visitors, Be prepared for your recreational activity, Leave all animals and plants as you find them. BE AN UPSTANDER NOT A BYSTANDER.
07/18/2014 to 12/31/2019
Remote controlled aircraft are not allowed at Smith Rock State Park due to concerns regarding nesting raptors and sound reverberation that disturbs other park users.