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Sad News for the Golden Eagles at Smith Rock This Year

Sad News for the Golden Eagles at Smith Rock This Year

Just a couple of weeks ago we were encouraging you to take advantage of the scopes to see the Golden Eagles nesting set up at the Northern Point by volunteer and birder Steve Lay (AKA “The Snake Charmer of Smith Rock”). Hopefully you got a chance to take a peek at the activity then, as the eaglet has died sometime since then.

Smith Rock 2019 Raptor Nesting Site Closures Begin on February 8

Smith Rock 2019 Raptor Nesting Site Closures Begin on February 8

Golden and Bald eagles closures are in effect starting this Friday, February 8, 2019 to August 1, 2019. They've been flying around actively amongst the crags courting, and possibly mating, according to the rumor mill. Eagle nesting site closures for climbing routes and camping along the Bivy rim at Smith Rock State Park will go into effect at that time, with detailed route closures by area below. Falcon nesting closures are coming on February 15.

Friday the 13th Brings Good Luck to First Kiss Climbers

Friday the 13th Brings Good Luck to First Kiss Climbers

SmithRock.com is happy to report for all you anxious climbers that the First Kiss climbing area is open again as of tomorrow, Friday, July 13. As far as park management knows, the chicks fledged successfully, bringing all climbing closures to an end for the season

Most Smith Rock Raptor Closures Lifted

Most Smith Rock Raptor Closures Lifted

The park saw another successful breeding season for most of its raptor population. Fledging activity with the Bald and Golden Eagles this week prompted a lift of climbing restrictions in the Monument Area for the Goldens, as well as a lift of the trail restriction advisory on the Canyon Trail for the Balds as of today, Saturday, July 7, 2018.

2018 Smith Rock Raptor Nesting Site Closures 

2018 Smith Rock Raptor Nesting Site Closures 

Bald eagles closures are in effect now, as of February 6, 2018. They've been flying around actively amongst the crags and even seen mating this year. Other raptor nesting site closures for climbing and camping at Smith Rock State Park will go into effect Saturday, February 10, 2018.