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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.

Peregrine Falcons Have Flown

The last of the raptor closures, this time for peregrine falcons, has been lifted as of July 31, 2016 at Smith Rock State Park.

peregrine falconThis translates to all of Picnic Lunch Wall climbing routes now open, even those above the first pitch.

Voyage of the Cow Dog is also open.

Golden and bald eagle closures were lifted earlier in the month, ending a hugely successful nesting season this year for the park. In total, 4 peregrine falcons, 2 bald eagles, and 2 golden eagles fledged this season.