Think again. While the park has been pretty loose on the day use rules in the past, those days are over. Even if you’re camping in the Bivy.
Smith Rock State Park management has asked us to spread the word. After dusk use of any day use area or facility at Smith Rock is prohibited.
Regulations as well as signage around the park state it’s open from dawn to dusk (30 minutes prior to sunrise and 30 minutes after sunset).
Some leniency has been given in the past for after dusk use if you had a camping pass and were parked in the bivouac camping area but this will no longer be the case.