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 2018



16TH OREGON ARCHAEOLOGY CELEBRATION:
OCTOBER 5- October 26
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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. 

The following Friday evening presentations are scheduled from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm at the Welcome Center yurt and will include a question and answer period.

OCT. 5—LOREN G. DAVIS, PH.D, PROFESSOR OF ANTHROPOLOGY AT OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY:
"FORGOTTEN SHORES: THE SEARCH FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE OF OREGON’S EARLIEST COASTAL PEOPLES."

OCT. 12—DR. PATRICK O’GRADY, STAFF ARCHAEOLOGIST AT UNIVERSITY OF OREGON MUSEUM OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY:
"A WINDOW TO THE PAST: RECENT ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND PALEO-ENVIRONMENTAL  RESEARCH AT RIMROCK DRAW ROCKSHELTER."

OCT. 19—JAROLD RAMSEY, AUTHOR AND PROFESSOR EMERITUS AT UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, NY AND MEMBER OF JEFFERSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY:
"IN SEARCH OF COYOTE: EXAMINING THE IDENTITY OF NATIVE AMERICA'S MOST PROVOCATIVE CULTURE HERO."

OCT. 26—DALLAS WINISHUT, ICHISHKIN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR WITH THE CULTURE AND HERITAGE DEPARTMENT AT THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF WARM SPRINGS:
"ANCESTRAL VOICES: THE ANCIENT LANGUAGES OF THE WARM SPRINGS RESERVATION." 

 Rimrock Draw Rockshelter

Rimrock Draw Rockshelter