Public Comment Period Ending Soon on Mazama Ranch Development by Smith Rock

Public Comment Period Ending Soon on Mazama Ranch Development by Smith Rock

SmithRock.com has been waiting for the dust to settle on the previous months of neighborhood sessions on the proposed Mazama Ranch development across the street from the park to see the final plan. It just got unveiled for public consumption.

Testimony from the public can still be submitted, but only until August 29, 2017. 

Rattlesnakes Relocated from Den at Smith Rock

Rattlesnakes Relocated from Den at Smith Rock

While we may be mere visitors to Smith Rock State Park, wildlife rules. That includes rattlesnakes. Park management was alerted to a pair of nesting rattlers up from the river bank and below the left side of the bridge as you cross over to the River and Wolf Tree Tree Trails.

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.