This Friday, October 5, marks 16 years of the annual Oregon Archaeology Celebration (OAC) Friday evening lecture series here at Smith Rock State Park. Your $5 parking pass each time is the only fee. 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.
Volunteers from the 2018 American Alpine Club Craggin’ Classic event last weekend and Park staff installed three new ADA accessible camp sites in the Bivy Campground for people with disabilities. Making the park more inclusive to more people is a future focus for the park.
If you were here for last weekend’s American Alpine Club’s Smith Rock Craggin’ Classic, you may have notice it step outside its comfort zone of white male and female “rock stars” in feature films and clinics.
The Smith Rock Master Plan is ready for public input once again. The third in a 4-part series of public meetings, Oregon Parks and Rec will provide a revised plan based on the three alternatives that the public, project stakeholders, and OPRD’s Core Team weighed in on between October 2017 and June 2018. There are now confirmed locations for the public open houses in both Redmond and Portland.
There was a Deschutes County commissioners workshop meeting yesterday, where Park Manager Scott Brown and Deschutes County Road Department Director Chris Doty proposed to eliminate parking that spills over onto both Wilcox Avenue and 17th Street in Terrebonne just outside Smith Rock State Park.