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


April 2018

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saturday, 4/21/18  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
Raptor rap

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See the nesting bald eagles through the park's powerful spotting scope with Smith Rock State Park Interpretative Naturalist David Vick and learn about all of the other raptor species that call the park home.

Meet up with David on the River Trail. Go into the park via the Chute Trail or Canyon Trail and cross the bridge. Make a left onto the River Trail about 3/4 of a mile, or a 15-minute walk downstream from the footbridge.


sunday, 4/22/18  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM   
geology rocks

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Join Smith Rock State Park Interpretative Naturalist David Vick to get all your general geology questions answered and learn about the dramatic events that created the park, including the formation of the Crooked River Super Caldera.

Meet up with David in the park canyon by the footbridge. Go into the park via the Chute Trail or Canyon Trail. Go to the bottom of the Service Road near the footbridge, about a 10-minute walk from the Welcome Center

Smith Rock Interpretative Naturalist David Vick and Geology Rocks

Spring Thing volunteers at Smith Rock State Park
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saturday, 4/28/18   
Registration 8:00-10:00 AM
26th ANNUAL SMITH ROCK SPRING THING

For over 25 years the Smith Rock Group has been operating the Smith Rock Spring Thing Volunteer Day. What began with several locals wanting to clean up the park and fix the trails has now become an annual event with over 200 volunteers each year.

Focused on Smith Rock projects developed by volunteers and park staff, the event concludes with a dinner, auction, and raffle. Parking passes, breakfast snacks, water, sunscreen, work gloves, direction, tools and supplies, and dinner are provided for all volunteers.

HOW YOU CAN HELP to make this year’s Spring Thing a success…

DONATE new/unused items for the fundraising auction and raffle at our volunteer appreciation dinner. Cash is always welcome.

VOLUNTEER to work on projects. Event registration: 8am – 10am or until projects fill up. You will be assigned a project with a leader. 

SPEND MONEY during the evening free burrito dinner and slideshow of some epic climbing somewhere, at the auction and raffle. All the proceeds go to either putting on the volunteer day or for trail materials. Must volunteer to attend evening event.