It’s nesting time again at Smith Rock State Park for both pairs of golden and bald eagles. While hiking trails remain open, some campsites and climbing route closures will go into effect from February 17 to August 1 to give them a little privacy. Canyon Trail and Campground (Bivy) areas:
The bald eagle nest is located near posted signs along the Canyon Trail. Park managers are asking for those using the trail to please:
*KEEP NOISE TO A MINIMUM
*DO NOT LOITER & STAY ON TRAIL
*TRAVEL IN GROUPS OF 4 OR LESS Read more...(265 words, 6 images, estimated 1:04 mins reading time)
Not sure what the Master Plan is? Essentially it is the culmination of park assessments, surveys, and public comment sessions to determine how to best manage the park and its resources going forward. Read more...(180 words, 6 images, estimated 43 secs reading time)
January 28, 2017 Update:
The slideshow from the first meeting is now available for download. Additionally, an interactive map for the public to create virtual “post-its” is available on the survey page. Remember to take the survey below the map if you haven’t done so yet by February 24, 2017!
Yesterday locals gathered in two lively sessions at the Expo Center in Redmond to give Smith Rock Master Plan input to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Read more...(771 words, 8 images, estimated 3:05 mins reading time)
Online resource for adventurers to Smith Rock State Park. Detailed information for rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, slacklining and horseback riding.