Countdown to the Eclipse at Smith Rock

Countdown to the Eclipse at Smith Rock

In case you've just landed on Earth and wonder what all the fuss is about, yes—Smith Rock State Park is in the Path of Totality for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017. Estimates range for total time the sun is blocked out by the moon from 1 minute and 23 seconds to 1 minute and 30 seconds. 

Hanging Out in the Park When It's Dark?

Hanging Out in the Park When It's Dark?

You might want to rethink that. While the park has been pretty loose on the day use rules in the past, those days are over. Even if you're camping in the Bivy. After dusk use of any day use area or facility at Smith Rock is a no-no. If your car is in the lot expect a ticket ($110) in the mail.

Smith Rock Falcons Have Flown

Smith Rock Falcons Have Flown

The last of the raptor closures, this time for both Prairie and Peregrine falcons, has been lifted as of July 15, 2017 at Smith Rock State Park. Yes, climbers—First Kiss is back open, along with all routes above 100 feet in the Smith Rock Group area.