The Bivy area (affectionately known) at Smith Rock State Park is a year-round walk-in campground.

Space is available on a first-come first-served basis. Reservations are not accepted. Follow us on Facebook for open and closed alerts when we get texted by the campground hosts.

Overnight camping in vehicles, campers and/or trailers is not allowed. Check out the Campgrounds page for links to vehicle campgrounds.


Most of the work on the Bivy Campground road and parking was done mid last week. Park management tells us they MAY have to close it for a couple days sometime this month to place parking stops but will keep us posted.


  • You can purchase up to 14 nights. Maximum stay is 14 nights.
  • You can check in and pay for the night any time after midnight. For example, checking in the early morning, you would buy a camp permit for that night on arrival. (Your ticket is time-stamped to expire at 1:00 PM the following day.)
  • Fees are $8 per person per night. It includes the parking permit for the next day and use of the showers.
  • The fee station takes credit cards and exact cash only, including coins.
  • The campground restrooms and showers are on the north side of the Bivy parking lot.
  • Showers are available for $2 to people not registered in the campground.
  • Tent sites are located 150+ feet to the south of the campground parking area. (NOTE:  see seasonal closure information for this area)
  • Fires, smoking and charcoal/wood barbecues are not allowed in the campground. Propane or gas  stoves can be operated in the common area located at the parking lot.
  • Quiet hours are between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.
  • A recharging station is available by the communal sink area, thanks to an anonymous donor. In addition to a bench, it has 12 plug-ins, complete with a galvanized top for protection.

  • Pets have to be on a leash no longer than six feet long, and yes--their owners are required to clean up after them. Also they can't be  left unattended and tied to any trees, fences, rocks or any other object.

Lastly--be nice to other pets and humans. Yours needs to be under control at all times when not in your car.

the Smith Rock Little Free Library at the Bivy Campground at Smith Rock State Park

the Smith Rock Little Free Library at the Bivy Campground at Smith Rock State Park