We've done our best to glean information on upcoming events here at Smith Rock State Park.

This includes postings on boards around the park, the Smith Rock State Park website, sports and tourism organizations, and annual events we know about.

Some recent events featured an area history exhibit complete with Native American and U.S. Cavalry artifacts, and artists painting the scenery in the annual Smith Rock Paint Out.

If you don't see your event listed let us know and give us some details. We'll be sure to tell everyone about it.

Patagonia Worn Wear Tour event

Patagonia Worn Wear Tour event


OCTOber 2017
 

Friday, 10/13/17 7:00-8:30 PM Welcome Center yurt
15th Annual Oregon Archaeology Celebration


Speaker: RORY BECKER, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ANTHROPOLOGY, EASTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY
TOPic: 
SEEING BENEATH THE SOIL: REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES IN ARCHAEOLOGY

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October 6 kicked off of 15 years of the annual Oregon Archaeology Celebration (OAC) Friday evening lecture series here at Smith Rock State Park. In exchange for your $5 parking pass, you get four evenings of fascinating information from some of the region's most renowned scientists in their fields. 

Come for a hike and stay for the free lectures each Friday night in October from 7:00-8:30 PM. Learn about the latest advances in cultural knowledge and scientific techniques being made throughout the field of anthropology. 


Friday, 10/20/17 7:00-8:30 PM Welcome Center yurt
15th Annual Oregon Archaeology Celebration


Speaker: ERIN WOODARD, BLM STAFF ARCHAEOLOGIST, PRINEVILLE DISTRICT
TOPic: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS TO PRESERVING ROCK ART IN CENTRAL OREGON

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October 6 kicked off of 15 years of the annual Oregon Archaeology Celebration (OAC) Friday evening lecture series here at Smith Rock State Park. In exchange for your $5 parking pass, you get four evenings of fascinating information from some of the region's most renowned scientists in their fields. 

Come for a hike and stay for the free lectures each Friday night in October from 7:00-8:30 PM. Learn about the latest advances in cultural knowledge and scientific techniques being made throughout the field of anthropology. 


SMITH ROCK STATE park master plan 2017

Tuesday, 10/24/17 Bend Meeting
Wednesday, 10/25/17Redmond meeting

5:30-7:30 PM

While not at the park, it's an important meeting about the park. Originally scheduled for summer, the second in a 3-part series of public meetings on the Smith Rock Master Plan will reveal three alternatives based on park assessments and public input for the new plan. 

Read more.

Bend Meeting
October 24, 2017
5:30-7:30 PM
Bend Park and Recreation Dist.; Riverbend Community Room
799 SW Columbia St., Bend 97701

Redmond Meeting
October 25, 2017
5:30-7:30 PM
Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center; South Sister Main Hall
3800 SE Airport Way, Redmond, 97756

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Friday, 10/27/17 7:00-8:30 PM Welcome Center yurt
15th Annual Oregon Archaeology Celebration


Speaker: WILSON WEWA, NORTHERN PAIUTE HISTORIAN, WARM SPRINGS TRIBE
TOPic: ARCHAEOLOGICAL PRESERVATION ISSUES ALONG THE OWYHEE RIVER

October 6 kicked off of 15 years of the annual Oregon Archaeology Celebration (OAC) Friday evening lecture series here at Smith Rock State Park. In exchange for your $5 parking pass, you get four evenings of fascinating information from some of the region's most renowned scientists in their fields. 

Come for a hike and stay for the free lectures each Friday night in October from 7:00-8:30 PM. Learn about the latest advances in cultural knowledge and scientific techniques being made throughout the field of anthropology. 

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november 2017

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START TIMES

50Mile: 7:00am

50K: 7:15am

Half Marathon: 8:30am

saturDAY, 11/11/17
run the rock

50mile |  50K |  half marathon

All courses offer amazing views of the Cascade Range - from Mt Hood in the north to Mt Bachelor in the south. You will pass the sheer rock faces at Smith Rock State Park and the unique beauty of the Crooked River National Grasslands. 

The 50mile consists of a 25mile loop run twice. Total elevation gain is 6100ft and 6100ft of loss. 80% of the course is on single-track trails, 20% on double track and dirt roads. There are 7 fully stocked aid stations.

The 50K follows much of the same 25mile loop the 50mile race uses, but a bonus is going up Misery Ridge right from the start and passing the flanks of Monkey Face. Total elevation gain is 4500ft and 4500ft of loss. 85% of the course is on single-track trails, 15% on double track and dirt roads. There are 4 fully stocked aid stations.

The half marathon course has incredible views of the Cascades and Monkey Face. There are 3 aid stations with about 2700ft of climbing packed into 13.1 miles. 90% of the course is on single-track trails with 3 aid stations.