Smith Rock State Park is located on 650 acres of property in Terrebonne, Oregon. This stunning natural space has earned the distinction of being the #1 park in the Redmond region and is considered one of the seven wonders of Oregon. The incredible rock formations, the result of decades of erosion from the elements, are a sight to behold.
Also situated on the grounds are canyons and rock structures affected by previous volcanic activity. The property rises up to 6,000 feet in elevation, making it the ideal spot for avid hikers looking for their next strenuous trail to explore. Though there is no designated dog play space at Smith Rock State Park, dogs are welcome to join their families on the grounds of this public facility.
Leash laws are strictly enforced, meaning dogs must remain on a lead of no greater than six feet in length at all times. Entrance to the park is fee-based. A day pass to Smith Rock State Park can be purchased for $5 per vehicle. Alternatively, a year's permit costs $30. A pass which offers two years of free entry to the park is available for $50.
There are no on-site amenities provided at this incredibly beautiful recreational space. Owners should bring drinking water with them as well as poop bags. To help maintain the park's picturesque beauty and cleanliness, owners are required to clean up after their dog and properly dispose of their waste. Bathrooms are not available on the grounds for public use.
Among the great recreational opportunities at this park are rock climbing, sight seeing, hiking, mountain biking, and wildlife viewing. The Smith Rock State Park is home to such rare species as golden eagles, prairie falcons, mule deer, river otter, and beavers. While tenting is permitted on the grounds, RV use and sleeping in vehicles are strictly prohibited.
Access to the on-premise Bivy Campground is first come, first served. For the safety of everyone involved, it is highly recommended that visitors never stray from the trail areas. Smith Rock State Park observes all Oregon by-laws and requires that all dogs be current on vaccinations and in possession of a city dog license. For a day Fido and the family will not soon forget, plan a trip to Smith Rock State Park!