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Smith Rock State Park, Bivouac Campground

Central Oregon, Oregon

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Smith Rock State Park, Bivouac Campground

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  • View of Smith Rocks from a rimrock plateau 200 feet above the Crooked River.- Smith Rock State Park, Bivouac Campground
  • View looking west into the Crooked River Gorge.- Smith Rock State Park, Bivouac Campground
  • Campground's day-use and eating area.- Smith Rock State Park, Bivouac Campground
  • Campground's playground and rockclimbing wall.- Smith Rock State Park, Bivouac Campground
  • Walk-in campsite area.- Smith Rock State Park, Bivouac Campground
  • Walk-in campsite area.- Smith Rock State Park, Bivouac Campground
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Pros: 
Only $5 fee. Access to climbing.
Cons: 
No campfires.
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Region:
Central Oregon, OR
Congestion: 
High
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Camping fee: 
$5.00
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
State Park Fee ($5.00)
Tent/Walk-in sites: 
100
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Today

Mostly cloudy in the morning.
64°F
43°

Fri

Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy until evening.
48°F
37°

Sat

Light rain in the morning and windy starting in the afternoon.
59°F
38°

Sun

Breezy in the morning and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
60°F
51°

Mon

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
67°F
45°

Tue

Clear throughout the day.
68°F
42°

Wed

Mostly cloudy until evening.
67°F
40°
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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The Bivouac Campground is in Smith Rock State Park just before the Wallenberg Road entrance. It sits on a rimrock plateau above the Crooked River, and from the campground you have great views of the park’s 500-foot rock faces. The campground is walk-in only (no RVs or car camping). This means that campers must park in the lot that encircles the cooking and picnic area, then place a tent several hundred yards away. The separate areas mitigate the interactions between people and the resident wildlife. The campground offers restrooms, showers, and running water outside of the restrooms. Campfires are strictly prohibited due to the extremely high wildfire danger.  In 1996, sparks from a power tool started a fire that burned much of the park. 

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