The sign in for a camping spot was easy and you could use a debit card. The cost was $5 per person at your camping site. You could also take a hot shower. The camping area was well dispersed with fantastic views of the Smith Rock climbing cliffs and the river running past. It was about a half hour drive to the city of Bend Oregon.
For real. You pay $5 for the night, but it includes your parking for the day you arrive, showers and your park entry for the following day! (Or you can just pay $5 for a day pass, and a separate $2 for a shower….) You do have to walk into the sites, but it's not that far. Ton's of people when we were there, but still plenty of space.
The Climber's Bivouac is a walk-in campground located on a rim next to the Crooked River right in the heart of Smith Rock State Park. Not just for climbers, I stayed here for two nights and hiked the trails in the park. The cooking area is separate from the tent area and has plenty of picnic tables under trees for shade while dining. The bathroom has hot showers and is well maintained. Located on the outside of the restroom building is a sink for washing dishes. With many trails in the area, this is a great place to spend a few days hiking and watching rock climbers and wildlife. A bald eagle pair were nesting right next to the campsites and we were able to watch them feed the newly hatched baby eagles.
One of the best parks in the state of Oregon. Lots to do and spectacular views.
Smith Rock is in Terrebonne and is world-famous for being a rock climbing mecca. There's even a practice wall here! There's a balk-in bivouac area for tents, which means no reservations necessary. The place is clean and beautiful.
Those with RVs will find ample parking.