Meet the Mayor of Smith Rock

Ian Caldwell smiles sheepishly and shrugs when referred to as “The Mayor of Smith Rock.”

While he thinks “it’s cool” that such a lofty title has been bestowed on him, he quickly acknowledges the village that helps him help Smith. He goes on to say that every outdoor area needs a steward to step up and help lead conservation efforts to preserve them for the future of all.

IanCaldwellMayorofSmithRocktrailmaintenanceWe could take up pages to describe all the ways that Ian serves Smith Rock State Park.

From climbing route and trail restoration to rescue efforts, it seems that Ian clones are everywhere. 

Save on Annual Pass This Month

annual parking pass for Smith Rock State ParkOregon State Park Annual Passes are on sale this month for $25! They’re usually $30.

The rangers are seeing a lot of cars with expired passes right now.  

They are trying to give reminders (instead of citations) through the end of the sale to encourage people to renew.

Smith Rock State Park Ranger Josie Barnum says she wrote 6 warnings for this alone on Saturday.

The Welcome Center is just open on weekends during the winter but you can also get them at the Terrebonne Thriftway, and other local retailers, or at the State Park system online store.