Temporary Water Issue at Smith Rock



UPDATE OCTOBER !9, 2019:
The water report came back clear as of noon today. Fountains are going back on and no need to boil at the Bivy!


October 18, 2018

No, the water hasn’t been shut off for winter, yet. A bad water sample report came back to park management Wednesday, October 17, prompting them to shock the water lines.

 shocking the water lines at Smith Rock State Park

shocking the water lines at Smith Rock State Park

Ranger Josie Barnum says, “You may notice a slight chlorine taste and smell for the next day or two.” They plan to re-flush the water lines and retest today.

The bathrooms remain open, but drinking fountains are off until until a clean water sample is obtained. A “boil water” sign has been issued in the Bivy Campground. Stay tuned through our Facebook page for updates.

Such an incident is extremely rare at Smith Rock State Park, however stringent testing systems are in place to help the rangers take care of it, and us. Thanks guys!

 water fountain closed off at Smith Rock State Park

water fountain closed off at Smith Rock State Park