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 featured 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 tell everyone about it.



Saturday, 10/1:  Noon-3:00 PM
“The Traveling Museum of Oregon Prehistory”
Smith Rock State Park Welcome Center

Patrick O.Grady, PhD. and staff archaeologist for the U. of O. Museum of Natural and Cultural History will lead an informal discussion and present a large display of replica tools and technologies of Oregon Native Peoples.

Friday, 10/7:  7:00-8:30 PM
“Seeing Beneath the Soil: Remote Sensing Techniques in Archaeology”
Smith Rock State Park Welcome Center

Rory Becker, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Eastern Oregon University will present various non-invasive modern technologies which are being brought to bear on ancient archaeology.

Friday, 10/14:  7:00-8:30 PM
“A Place of Power: The Old Watson Rock Art Site of Malheur County”
Smith Rock State Park Welcome Center

Jenny Huang, Archaeologist at the Bureau of Reclamation will cover technological advancements in field recordings of a major eastern Oregon rock art site.

Friday, 10/21:  7:00-8:30 PM
“Tribal Rock Art of the Oregon Country”
Smith Rock State Park Welcome Center

Eric Iseman, Smith Rock State Park Ranger of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will discuss the history and evolution of photographic techniques in the study and recording of native rock art.

Friday, 10/28:  7:00-8:30 PM
“A New Look at the Peopling of the Americas”
Smith Rock State Park Welcome Center

Paul M. Patton, Resource Specialist for the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, will  review and discuss recent evidence, studies and theories relating to the First Americans.


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