Seeing those holiday calories already pile on and want a little motivation to deal with it later in a group setting? Or maybe the anticipated snowy conditions have you a bit skittish if you're new to the park? Take the free Smith Rock First Day Hike with a ranger on January 1, 2018, from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM. But hurry and sign up. It's limited to the first 35 who do so. By signing up you'll be notified if conditions are too severe and the hike gets canceled.
On a quick reconnaissance trip a year ago October to Smith Rock, Arc'teryx Climber Nina Caprez fell in love. With a route, that is. Perfectly smooth and vertical for 131 feet (40 meters), To Bolt Or Not To Be teased her with its 100+ moves on tiny fingertip edges. She knew she had to return to master the complex choreography required to complete the route.
Go Green and spend your Black Friday at Smith Rock State Park the day after Thanksgiving. You can even use the $5 you save parking to shop online later.
Didn't make it to the Smith Rock Master Plan public meetings? That's OK. We're here for you. Get the plans, the background, meeting synopses, and comments from the public breakout sessions. Then fill out the form to OPRD with your own opinions. But hurry—time is up November 25.
Over the last 2 days, Oregon Parks & Rec Dept (OPRD) shared the culmination of months of surveys and assessments of Smith Rock State Park's cultural and natural resources and analysis of the facility in 3 separate visions of the park's future.