Smith Rock State Park

Smith Rock State ParkWorld renowned by climbers for its rock walls, this site offers a spectacular view of the Crooked River canyon. Accordingly, it's popular with visitors during any season. You can easily discern the path of a wildfire that burned a few years ago.

This is a good place to see white-throated swift, prairie falcon, golden eagle, canyon wren, and western fence lizard. Look for yellow-bellied marmot in rock talus or piles, and for bats flying their zig-zag mission over the river at dusk (bats in flight are difficult to identify by species). Gray flycatcher, dusky flycatcher, ash-throated flycatcher, and lazuli bunting are occasionally sighted.

Caution: Check posted signs for seasonal restrictions on smoking or open fires. Pets must be controlled on leash at all times, and hikers are urged to stay on the designated trails. Be alert for rattlesnakes.

Facilities

  • Entry Fee
  • Parking
  • Restroom
  • Drinking Water
  • ADA-accessible
  • Campground
  • Picnic
  • Trail
  • Interpretive Signs or Literature
  • Small Boats

Directions

From Terrebonne: Jct. of Smith Rock Market Rd. & Hwy. 97, travel east on Smith Rock Market Road for 0.6 miles to Lambert Road, turn north ontoLambert Road for 1.0 miles to Smith Rock Road.  Turn north onto Smith Rock Road for 1.0 miles to Smith Rock State Park.

Total Distance: 3 miles.  Estimated Time: 10 minutes

What To Look For

Featured Wildlife Groups:

  • Amphibians/Reptiles
  • Birds of Prey
  • Shore/Wading Birds
  • Songbirds
  • Waterfowl
  • Hoofed Mammals
  • Squirrels/Rodents
  • Bats

Habitats:

  • Woodland - Western Juniper
  • Shrub/Grassland - Low Shrub
  • Wetland - Stream
  • Wetland - Meadow
  • Rock - Outcrop
  • Rock - Cliff
  • Rock - Talus

Other Attractions: For a truly breathtaking view of vertical walls bordering the Crooked River, journey 3 miles north on Highway 97 to the Peter Skene Ogden Scenic Wayside.

Site Description

  • Phone for Info: 541-548-7501
  • Dimensions: 310 acres
  • Elevation: 2,800'
  • GPS Latitude: 044°22'14.3" N
  • GPS Longitude: 121°08'01.1" W 




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