We’ve done our best to glean information on upcoming events here at Smith Rock State Park.
This includes postings on boards around the park, the Smith Rock State Park website, sports and tourism organizations, and annual events we know about.
Some recent events included a visit from Aguila the golden eagle, an area history exhibit complete with Native American and U.S. Cavalry artifacts, and artists painting the scenery in the annual Smith Rock Paint Out.
If you don’t see your event listed let us know and give us some details. We’ll be sure to include it.
5/28/16 and 5/29/16:
Free Memorial Day Living History Presentation
11:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Near the Welcome Center Yurt
“Why is there a Beaver on the Oregon State Flag?”
Living history presenters from the High Desert Museum and Ft. Vancouver will be set up near the Welcome Center. They’ll have displays and discussions about the 1820-1830’s Fur Trade Era which brought Euro-Americans like Peter Ogden through the Smith Rock area.
Day use parking fee ($5.00) or state annual pass required. Free.
Free Smith Rock State Park Interpretative Hike
9:30 AM- 11:30 AM
At the Welcome Center Yurt
Join park interpretative ranger and OSU master naturalist David Vick for an inside view of the rich natural and cultural history of Smith Rock. We will explore the park’s dramatic geologic history, view nesting raptors, identify native plants and their traditional uses during an easy 2-mile round trip hike down the River Trail.
Day use parking fee ($5.00) or state annual pass required. Register and get more details via fansofdeschutes.org or call 541-604-1088 for more information. Free.