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Smith Rock State Park Campground

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State Park

2021: Open with capacity limit due to COVID-19.

If you enjoy scenic views of deep river canyons or rock climbing, Smith Rock State Park is the place for you. There are several thousand climbs in the park. More than a thousand are bolted routes. We also offer miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. Along your trip through the canyon, you might see golden eagles, prairie falcons, mule deer, river otter and beaver.

Note: Some climbing areas are closed or have limited access from about Jan. 15 to Aug. 1 to protect nesting raptors. Drones are also not allowed during this period. Check the park advisories on this page for exact dates and affected areas.

Due to the uniqueness and fragile aspect of the park, park rangers enforce the animal leash law and ask all park users to stay on trails. Bivouac Camping

Camping is open early spring through late fall, as weather allows.

Walk-in bivouac area for tents (No reservations) 
Showers (overnight guests only)
RV camping, sleeping in vehicles and open fires are not allowed
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Location

Smith Rock State Park Campground is located in Oregon

Detail location of campground

Directions

Located off US 97, 9 miles NE of Redmond.

Address

9303 NE Crooked River Dr
Terrebonne, OR 97760

Coordinates

44.37659931999998 N
121.13991397 W

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Access

  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

Stay Connected

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  • AT&T
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  • T-Mobile
    Available

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets

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36 Reviews

Bentz E.
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2024

Great spot to camp after a day in the park

Right next to the state park just a few minutes down the road. Perfect place to stay if you need a spot to crash after spending the day in the park.

Month of VisitOctober
Leslie R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2023

Right next to world class climbing!

Can get a little crowded in peak months, but you can't beat the price, and great amenities

Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Leslie R., September 17, 2023
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Laura M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2022

Beautiful

Wonderful low key dispersed type camping in the amazing Smith Rock State Park. $8/night, no reservations but you can always find a spot because you're just pitching your tent wherever there's room. You park in a central area and walk to the camp area. No RV or car camping (you can't park here and sleep in your car). All cooking must be done in the designated area.

There are free showers for campers, flush toilets, host on site, and even a little free library/ book exchange.

  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Laura M., October 5, 2022
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B
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2022

Stunning location and amenities!

I don’t know where to begin with this amazing campground! Tons of space for campgrounds so I wouldn’t worry much about finding a space. There are many amenities including dishwashing area, cooking area with tables, two very nice shower rooms, male and female bathrooms and water fountain. For $8 a month that’s amazing. It’s worth at least a visit for the views and a one night stay to get all cleaned up if you’d rather camp somewhere else.

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Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Ben G., September 18, 2022
  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Ben G., September 18, 2022
  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Ben G., September 18, 2022
Makena B.
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2022

Best campground

This is the best campground I’ve ever stayed at. Many of the sites had a magical view of Smith Rock, the bathrooms and showers were nice and clean (the showers were free too!), there’s a dishwashing station, and a charging station, and it was pretty inexpensive. The place gives off a nice outdoorsy kind of communal vibe but it’s still private, depends on where you pitch your tent.

Sitepast the large accessible spot by the cliff
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Makena B., June 23, 2022
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Michael The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2021

Great because no families

Love this camp area. There are no individual sites, and there are only two showers for the whole area. Mostly rock climbers and travelers staying here for quick access to Smith Rock. Be sure to hit the showers early before everyone gets back from climbing, otherwise the line can get long.

Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Michael , July 4, 2021
  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Michael , July 4, 2021
  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Michael , July 4, 2021
Angie R.
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2021

**Awesome**

Has a spectacular time. Been here twice and I’ll be back.

Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Angie R., June 29, 2021
  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Angie R., June 29, 2021
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C
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2021

So close to great hiking, very limited ameneties

This tent-only site is often overlooked because it does not really have any amenities.  It is super cheap though, and gives the vibe of a backcountry experience while still having tent sites a short walking distance from your car.  This is a perfect spot if you want to catch a stunning sunrise!

Sarah W.
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2020

Unique Landscape, Hikes/Climbs

For climbers: As a climber, this is a must see. You could spend a week here and not do it all.

The routes are heavily trafficked, so well kept a and good bolts. I’d recommend a guide book, you can get one just outside the park at the gear shop/coffee shop.

All levels here for many to enjoy. Lots of folks come from the city, so plenty of gym climbers. Nothing wrong with that, but be ready for some cringe worthy safety knowledge.

Hikers: Misery ridge, don’t be misled by the name, will take you all the way to the top. Sure it is steep, but not very long and doable by most anyone.

You can also swim in the crooked river on hot days, or cold days if you want a ice bath.

Camping: The campsite is right by the trails to get into the park. There are bathrooms and designated cooking areas. The sites are dispersed so you should not have trouble finding at least a place for your tent, but could be crowded.

  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Sarah W., August 31, 2020
  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Sarah W., August 31, 2020
  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Sarah W., August 31, 2020
Grant F.
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2020

Exceptional star gazing on clear nights

The bivy camping sites are a short walk in from the parking lot so not a lot of car noise once you've got your tent up. The views are amazing looking across or down into the canyon. Full bathrooms with showers and an exterior dish washing sink.

  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Grant F., June 21, 2020
B
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2020

Favorite campsite of all time

I spent a night here on the tail end of a backpacking trip.The weather was perfect so we cowboy camped. Fell asleep to some of the brightest stars I've ever seen, and woke up to an incredible sunset. Access to hiking and swimming is unmatched.

Month of VisitApril
  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Bridget H., June 4, 2020
M
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2020

chaos on a hill side

Usually full of climbers/dirt baggers.  No campfires because of previous forest fires.  Sleep, then get out and enjoy the hike or climbing

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Month of VisitApril
Ariel B.
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2019

Worth it even for a short trip

Smith Rock is a worthwhile destination, even if you only have a day. I'm not a rock climber or very fit hiker (so misery ridge was off the table). There were still great trails to take advantage of along the river, that were less trafficked than the misery ridge trail as well.

Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Ariel B., February 24, 2019
  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Ariel B., February 24, 2019
  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Ariel B., February 24, 2019
Kelly M.
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2018

Walk-in bivy site is sweet

Walk-in site (the Bivy) is chill. walk-in, pitch tent, done. Yeah you have a lot of neighbors, but people are nice and the price is right ($8 per night for up to two weeks). Has showers and easy access to the climbing. Epic. The ground is pretty nice, not super rocky, but heavy duty tarp would still be a nice way to even things out. Not allowed to sleep in vans etc. tent/bivy only.

  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Kelly M., November 1, 2018
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J
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2018

Big rocks, beautiful views

Campground is walk in only. There is a common area for cooking and a designated area for camping. No fires allowed but beautiful views anywhere you look. Smith Rock is ideal for climbers of all levels and while I was visiting I saw many rock climbing guides as well. Bathroom facilities were very clean and they do have showers for campers. Lots of hiking trails and dogs are allowed, which is always a plus and necessity for me. Can't wait to return to this beautiful park.

Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Jasmine V., October 1, 2018
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Jennifer T.
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2018

Woke up next to a weird rock!

We got here so late at night I could barely see my hand in front of my face. We walked back into the camp areas and found the only open spot. Pitched the tent and passed out.. I woke up, unzipped the tent and the photo attached was my view.. THIS PLACE WAS MAGIC. The other campers were all adventurers and we heard some great stories from everyone. I loved it here.

Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Jennifer T., August 29, 2018
Sarah W.
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2018

Beautiful rock faces

Aamzing rock faces. Many climbers use many walls here to test out their skills. Great to get family pictures taken too! Nice trails to get a workout. Near terrebonne which has stores. Nice place to go for a hike and get away for few hours.

Megan W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2018

Ranger Review: Renogy Eflex Solar Panel at Smith Rock State Park

Having grown up in Central Oregon, I'm no stranger to Smith Rock State Park. My family used to spend weekends hiking the trails and watching rock climbers defy gravity on the massive basalt walls. I didn't get into rock climbing until college, and it's a shame that Smith was in my backyard and I never took advantage!

When I moved back to Oregon, I knew I'd spend quite a bit of time at Smith Rock, and the campground did not disappoint! We spend a lot of time in dispersed camping on Forest Service roads, so the amenities at Smith rocked!

Tents are pitched at the Bivouac, an area about 50-100ft away from where you park. If you get there early enough, sites along the fence posts offer incredible views of the Crooked River and basalt monoliths. However, there are plenty of places to pitch your tent, and even some good trees for hanging a hammock.

In the center of parking, there are a bunch of picnic tables for the communal eating area. You're not allowed to cook food at the Bivouac, so all meals must be made in the center of the parking lot (I assume this is to mitigate fire hazards). The bathrooms are unbelievably clean and you can take a shower for $2. Alongside the outer wall of the bathrooms, there's a giant sink and dish washing area.

Costs have gone up since I first visited the Bivouac, and are now $8/person/night. Not bad, considering most other parks in Oregon are upwards of $20/night. Parking at the trailhead requires a $5 fee, which is included in your camp fee. Plus, if you have a Parks Pass or Northwest Forest pass, the fee is already covered.

There are only two downsides: 1) No fires allowed, so in turn, no s'mores. 2) Super popular and no reservations. I recommend going early to nab a spot. Arriving too late on a Friday in the summer is an almost guarantee the campground will be full.

5/5 would absolutely recommend!

Renogy Portable Solar Panel Review

It was SUCH a treat to have power at our campsite! I normally let my phone battery drain and wait until I'm home to charge it again. It's nice being completely disconnected, but I like having my phone to keep track of time and to take pictures. With the portable solar panel I was able to do that!

There are a few things to know about the solar panel: it doesn't have a power bank, so whatever energy it gathers from the sun it can't store. You can purchase an attachment from Renogy (a portable power bank) to store the energy as you collect, but otherwise you can plug in your phone's USB cord, set the panel up in direct sunlight, and your device will begin to charge!

When we were at Smith it was 70 degrees and sunny (perfect for climbing!), and with the panel in direct sunlight, I charged my phone completely in less than two hours. The panel comes with two carabiners so you can easily attach it to a pack and charge while you're hiking. It's also scratch and water resistant so you don't have to worry about dirtying it up at camp or on your hike. This seems like a perfect addition to backpacking gear as well so you can keep your devices charged without taking up a lot of space.

5/5 would definitely recommend this product to anyone who camps!

Month of VisitMay
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Gabrielle S.
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2018

Great bivouac site with access to outstanding climbing

Smith Rock always surprises me- here you are, driving through the farmlands of Central Oregon and BAM. There is Smith, rising out of the ground. Although there are no actual "sites", the area for tents is peppered with naturally formed sites amongst trees. You may need to search a little for some space, but I've always found a secluded spot for a tent or hammock. You may just have to move a few rocks out of the way. Parking can occasionally be a struggle if you get there late at night, but that just means a little bit more of a hike in.

There are no fires allowed, and all cooking is done in a communal area. Although this takes away from the "camping" experience of no s'mores, there is something to be said for joining fellow adventurers at meal times. There are plenty of picnic tables, and it's great to see what other people's set ups look like! There is a bathroom near the communal area, as well as a dish washing sink outside of the bathrooms. There is even an area at the bathroom to charge phones and other electronics. Showers are available.

The bivy sites are a short walk away to two different ways to get down into Smith Rock proper. You'll want to get an early start if you have specific routes in mind, especially on weekends or holidays. There is a drinking fountain at the bottom of the hill down to the climbing routes, right before crossing the river into a great network of trails.

  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Gabrielle S., July 5, 2018
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Kim B.
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2018

Smith Rock Rox!!🤘

Located close to the trail down to the river. Amazing views!

K
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2018

Such beautiful views in all directions!

The sites are walk-in only, to the west of the parking lot. But there’s nice showers with hot water! The hiking is fantastic and the climbing is world-renown.

Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Kristin G., June 26, 2018
  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Kristin G., June 26, 2018
Michael L.
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2018

5 star camping experience!

I've been a repeat visitor of the bivouac campground at Smith Rock State Park for four years and it never ceases to impress. the restroom facilities are among the best maintained in the state, running water sources are free of impurities, and there's even outlets near the main area to charge your phone while you cook meals! there is plenty of room to camp with many trees to provide a wind break or a hammock anchor point. 5/5 would recommend highly!

Eric L.
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2018

One of Oregon’s Best 🌄

Day 4 - Pacific North Quest (South Sister)

This classic Eastern Oregon gem is located just north of Bend on the Crooked River. It was the perfect resting spot after a big day climbing six miles up the south side of the South Sister from the Devil’s Lake trailhead.

The campground is a short walk from the parking lot and has some excellent amenities including a cooking/cleaning area, restrooms and, best of all - private hot showers - which were glorious after four days of climbing and skiing volcanoes.

The camping area is a bivouac site, which has a spectacular view of Smith Rock and the limited parking in the lot means that there is plenty of space in the campground. The very best spots are on the north side, right up against the drop into the valley.

Check out the three other campgrounds we visited on our Pacific North Quest summer ski touring trip (Jackson F. Kimball State Park, Trillium Lake, and Prairie Campground), and download the Snowledge App to see some incredible photos, along with touring stats and maps from each mission.

Month of VisitJune
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Molly H.
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2018

AMAZING

I just finished my fourth sunrise hike this weekend! Smith Rock always delivers amazing views for sunrise And sunset. The hard hike up mystery trail is definitely worth it. The hike down takes you along a slow moving river which is great for cooling off especially in the summertime. One of my favorite hikes!

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Katie L.
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2018

Wonderful place. Very crowded

Smith is awesome for climbing, hiking, slacklining, and generally enjoying being outside. The bivy site has real bathrooms with running water, charging stations, showers, and a sink for dishes. Communal cooking area near the parking and scattered tent sites make for a great way to meet other campers but less ideal for large groups hoping to stick together. Smith has gotten way more popular over the last few years, so the campsites and parking often max out on weekends, holidays, and great weather days.

Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Katie L., April 8, 2018
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Daniel S.
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2017

AMAZBALLS FOR 2017 ECLIPSE

What and incredible place to spend three days for the 2017 eclipse. Got to get some climbing in as well as hiking and see the eclipse in totality. The campground was basic an perfect and close to everything you want to do.

Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Daniel S., October 11, 2017
Sonja O.
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2017

breathtaking but crowded

This is a very cool place to camp, easily one of my favorite places. It has a very community feel to it, so don't expect to have much privacy or your own site. You basically can set up your tent anywhere and then cook in a communal area.

Nonetheless this place is very cool especially with a group of people. Do come early though, the parking lot gets full and you have to carrying everything in.

Youll find many climbers here staying for the night for early morning climbs. Highly recommend!

Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Sonja O., September 30, 2017
M
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2016

Smith Rock State Park

If you love rock climbing, this is YOUR place! If you don't, this place is still on the "must explore" list for anyone! Beautiful terrain, great hiking trails for all levels of hikers (some very challenging, others less challenging), lots of great viewpoints, access to the river, and lots of climbers to watch! Camping is primitive but quiet (not for RVing). We rate this place an 8.5.

  • Review photo of Smith Rock State Park Campground by Melissa L., September 26, 2016
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Kristie K.
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2016

beauty

breathtaking

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Smith Rock State Park Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Smith Rock State Park Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Smith Rock State Park Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is good, AT&T is good, and T-Mobile is available.