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.
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.
While we anxiously awaited a parking solution to relieve the congestion of spring and early summer visitors, the recent completion of the overflow lot had little fanfare.
June 30, 2016: THIS JUST IN FROM PARK MANAGEMENT
"Opening the lot has been delayed till the 2nd weekend of July. We are waiting on safety and regulatory signage."