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Balds and Goldens are Back

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

The Eagle Has Landed

That would be the bald eagle spotted in its nest in the giant ponderosa across from the rim at The Bivy campground.

For the past few years, Smith Rock State Park has been the home of a pair of baldsĀ that share the park with golden eagles–not a usual event.

Watch the video of the eagle and marmot chatting, or at least we cut it that way. At the end, we pull back from the eagle to give you context of where the nest is located.

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