The water faucet by the footbridge has been turned off for the winter season.
From the Smith Rock State Park office:
As of 10-17-11, leaving equipment intended for rope swing related or similar activities unattended, is prohibited and constitutes a public hazard at Smith Rock State Park.
See the latest SmithCam photo and Ian Caldwell's "OUTDOOR ACTIVITY CONDITIONS" on our SmithCam/Weather page.
Two wildfires are burning in the Central Oregon area making the air at Smith less than desirable.
The Shadow Lake fire on the north side of Mt. Washington is creating the biggest impact on the local air quality.
A 62,000 acre wildfire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation has inundated Smith Rock with smoke. Air quality will worsen through the day as the fire is only 10% contained.
For the complete incident report go to http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2546/.