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
Managed by: 
Oregon Parks + Recreation Department
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
State Park Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
No
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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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