Joining the bald and golden eagles, the prairie falcons are back to roost for the season. While this DOES NOT affect hiking trails, it does close down a few routes for climbers.
Nesting area closures in the Picnic Lunch Wall and First Kiss areas that are in effect until June 30, 2017.
Smith Rock State Park is very lucky to have these birds choose the park as their safe breeding turf. It’s rare that they travel away from wetlands.
Please respect these closures for the good of the falcons as well as your own. Falcons will defend their nest aggressively. Be aware, be respectful, stay safe.