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

JUNE 2018

saturday:  6/16/18
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM  Free except to park


Always wanted to bring your painting set-up outside? Join others doing the same, in this one day "Paintout" all over Smith Rock State Park. Register on site at the PAPO Headquarters tent on the grassy area next to the Welcome Center.

Sponsored by Smith Rock State Park and the Plein Air Painters of Oregon.
No fee except for one parking pass for each car. Park management is
providing 20 parking spaces and a temporary unloading/loading
space near PAPO Headquarters Tent.

This event is open to the public who can watch the painters at work and then for the Peoples Choice Award. The park naturalist and rangers will be interfacing with public to provide information on park geology. 


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saturdayS:  6/16/18; 6/23/18; 6/30/18
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.

sundayS:  6/17/18, 6/24/18
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