Skull Hollow Campground

Your RV not working out to stay at the Bivy?

 Sprinter van campers at Skull Hollow Campground near Smith Rock State ParkOr you just want to build a campfire and can’t do so at Smith Rock State Park?

Maybe you just came to share ghost stories about its origin


Skull Hollow Campground near Smith Rock State ParkSkull Hollow Campground (aka The Grasslands) is 8 miles northeast of the main parking area at the park.

Fires are allowed, although firewood is virtually non- existent so you’ll need to bring your own.

The campground this year opens on March 15, 2017 and is generally open through November 15. Per night, per site fee: $10 for individual sites and $20 for double size sites. 

A single site allows 1 vehicle and 6 people. A double site allows 2 vehicles and 12 people. Any other vehicles more than 2 on a double site or more than 1 on a single site are subject to a $5 extra vehicle fee. One trailer or boat in tow is allowed as part of the first vehicle.  Double sites normally have 2 tables in them.

There is a 14 day stay limit on all National Grassland and US Forest Service land including but not limited to campgrounds and other developed facilities. Also, the general area outside Skull Hollow campground is CLOSED to camping and fires within a ΒΌ mile of the road from the junction of FS 5710 and Lone Pine Road to the junction of FS 5710 and FS 5720.

campers at Skull Hollow Campground near Smith Rock State Park

There are 28 campsites with parking pullouts.

You can also sleep in your vehicle if you’d like. 

Water is not available.

Bathroom at Skull Hollow Campground near Smith Rock State ParkServices are very minimal so please take your trash with you.

There are two pit toilets, so not entirely uncivilized.

Here is their phone number for more info:  (541)416-6640. And here is their website.

The popular Gray Butte/Cole Loop Trailhead is located just northeast of the campground.

So bring your mountain bike or just go hike.  Just a heads up–you may be sharing the trail with horseback riders too. Check out the area map.


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Online resource for adventurers to Smith Rock State Park. Detailed information for rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, slacklining and horseback riding.