Smith Rock Ranger Lead Interpretative Programs

Springtime brings back the seasonal rangers to Smith Rock State Park, and with it, a great opportunity to learn from the experts. 

David Vick Interpretative Ranger Smith Rock State ParkJoin Interpretive Naturalist David Vick each weekend from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM as he answers all of your raptor questions on Saturdays and your geology questions on Sundays in these two programs:

THE RAP ON RAPTORS:  Saturdays 10:00am – 1:00pm
Observe Smith Rock’s nesting bald eagles through a powerful spotting scope. Get all of your eagle questions answered and learn about all the other species of raptors that make the park home.

Snag Your Campsite Quickly April 19 for the Solar Eclipse

This just in—35 reservable campsites will be available TOMORROW April 19 at 8:00 AM  for viewing the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21 at or or by calling the reservation line at 800-452-5687. 

The park expects to sell out within an hour. (See last paragraph for more opportunities.)


All sites will have a three-night minimum, with check-in on Friday, Aug. 18 and check-out Monday, Aug. 21.

Questions? Call the Oregon State Parks Information Center at 1-800-551-6949, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Customers may also email their questions to