The best camping near Smith Rock State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Smith Rock State Park adventure.

The best camping near Smith Rock State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Smith Rock State Park adventure.

Camping near Smith Rock State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Smith Rock State Park adventure.

Wildlife and world-class climbing abound in this rugged state park.  

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Pacific Star Ranch LLC.

6 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Redmond, OR
4 RV spots with full hookup's we also provide dry camp and tent sites for availability please call (530) 570-2114) Come be our guest at our 20 acre private gated horse and hay ranch with beautiful Mountain View’s amazing sunrises and sunsets! Safe & Private with gated code entry, Picnic tables with large lawn area & barbecue. Restroom with shower (to be completed by end of April 2024🤠 Just around the corner from Deshutes River for swimming, rafting and fishing, golfing at Eagle Crest Resort beautiful lakes nearby Endless hiking, biking, and horse back trails, waterfalls, skiing and snow sports Close to downtown Redmond shopping, restaurants, taprooms, brewery’s, wine tasting.. 20 minutes to Bend, Tumalo, Sisters, Madras, Prineville, and Terrebonne
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Big Rock Ranch

2 sites · Lodging30 acres · Terrebonne, OR
Nathaniel and Raina Potter purchased this 30-acre ranch in 2016 and aptly named it "Big Rock Ranch." The modest ranch layout with the wildly immodest views of a giant rock outcropping jutting out of coyote butte was the immediate draw and continual wonder to Nathaniel, Raina, and all who visit. Big Rock Ranch runs cattle in the irrigated pastures and raises sheep and chickens for meat and eggs.Stay at Big Rock Ranch...Stay in a 12x14 ft canvas tent on a working regenerative family farm in the high desert. Enjoy views of a 300+ ft Tuff rock formation, Cascade Mountains, and irrigated pasture views all from the tent. Cook your own meals in the outdoor kitchen, outfitted with propane burners and a sink. Eat meals from the tent deck or the picnic table under native junipers surrounded by sagebrush, bitterbrush, and native grasses and tuff boulders. Collect farm fresh eggs and greens seasonally with the opportunity to enjoy meat raised at the ranch. One queen bed in a canvas tent, one folding cot, and access to a 2-person tent if needed to accommodate a family or two couples. Bedding is NOT supplied beyond the queen bed. Recreation Activities: Limited hiking available onsite but only 8 minutes from Smith Rock State Park for hiking and climbing. Only 25 minutes from Lake Billy Chinook for water recreating. Just 15 minutes from mountain biking at Skull Hollow. A 10-minute drive to swimming in the Deschutes River at Borden Beck Wildlife Preserve. Bend and Sisters are both 30-minutes away. Night rates are offerings to our family and ranch.
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Wits End RV Camp

2 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Redmond, OR
Welcome to our spacious RV camp spot in Redmond, OR, conveniently situated just 5 minutes from town and a mere 10 minutes from the renowned Smith Rock. Whether you prefer solitude or are joining a sizable group of RVs, our site accommodates your needs. The property has 25 acres to explore as well as an additional 80 acres of public land.
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deer acres

3 sites · RVs5 acres · Redmond, OR
We are located only 2 miles from the lower Deschutes river, fly and spin fishing are allowed ,also swimming and rafting. Rock climbing is just 5.1 miles away at Smith Rock. We have two R.V. spots on 5 acres with full hook up electric, water, and septic. We provide fire pit BBQ, picnic table on grass lawn. NOTE: fire pit use is guided by city or state regulations. NO TENTS sorry
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Simple Acres

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Bend, OR
We live on approximately 2.75 acres in NorthEast Bend. We are a family that lives on a simple hobby farm with goats, chickens, peacocks and a foster horse. Our chickens (yes we do have a rooster) are free range, and provide farm fresh eggs daily. Our goats graze in the pastures, and have fun around sunset playing in their play pen. Our senior horse is friendly and loves attention with brushing and petting. We have two barns, one where the animals live, and another that we sometimes rent out for gatherings, with a dance floor, tables, couch area, ping pong, horseshoe, and foosball. We have two indoor/outdoor cats, and a McNab named Belle. We do live on a busy street, so there is street noise if you are looking for super quiet, this is not the place for you. We live near a large park, Pine Nursery that is good for tennis, pickleball, sand volleyball, a small pond and trails for running, it also has a dog park. We feel away but are not too far from stores, down town, or even Old Mill. Our RV spot has full hook ups, with water, sewer and electric.
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Camp Blakeley

3 sites · RVs1 acre · Redmond, OR
Centrally located to Central Oregon's favorite destinations and attractions, our campsite offers the perfect blend of convenience and serenity. Situated on a privately owned 4-acre homestead, you'll enjoy proximity to grocery stores, gas stations, and retail outlets, all while surrounded by the tranquility of nature. Campsite Features: Campsite 1: Offers a 50 amp electric hookup and a shared water source. (Please note: No bathroom or showers provided.) Campsite 2: Features a deck with a BBQ and a shared water source. (Again, no bathroom or showers provided.) Both campsites boast a shaded grassy area adorned with old-growth trees, providing a peaceful retreat. Additionally, Campsite 2 includes a deck where you can bask in the sunshine while grilling up a delicious meal on the gas BBQ. As evening falls, gather around the small fire pit under the stars, surrounded by comfortable seating. Bring along some friends and experience all that Central Oregon has to offer. Nearby attractions include: Grocery stores, gas stations, and retail outlets just 5 minutes away Smith Rock State Park a mere 10-minute drive RDM Airport accessible in 11 minutes Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center a short 12-minute drive Bend, Oregon, a vibrant city, reachable in just 28 minutes Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore the wonders of Central Oregon while enjoying the comforts of our serene campsite. Book your stay today and embark on an unforgettable adventure!
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Smith Rock Book Farm Camp

1 site · RV, Tent5 acres · Terrebonne, OR
Rest and relax on our beautiful slice of heaven just minutes from Smith Rock State Park; it’s a 15 minute walk ! We are building on the property and there may be some construction noise during the day, but the nights will be beautiful and peaceful. There is water, a toilet, and 120 electricity available. Warm showers are available at the park. BYOB (bring your own bedding) and camp in style in our quiet, private (and quite romantic!) 10x12 safari tent. Furnished with a comfortable new futon, end tables and a classy rug for comfort. It sleeps two very comfortably. The full size futon easily lifts into a lounger, perfect for reading. Tie the tent doors open during good weather and relax as you watch the wildlife in the field and the sun move over Smith Rock. Kick back next to a little gas fire pit on the tent platform as you watch the sunset over the Cascade mountains. DONT USE GOOGLE MAPS ! Pull into a large gravel driveway/parking spot by turning north off of NE Wilcox, just after some S-turns if you are driving east from Smith Rock State Park. It is easier to pull off NE Wilcox than approach the property from the actual address; typing the address into Google maps and following those directions is not the best way to get to the tent. The entrance off of NE Wilcox is marked by two large, big rock cairns with a wood signs and metal “3648” numbers. There are two pictures on this site of the best entrance off of NE Wilcox. When you pull in, you will see a farm shed then the tent on the right, and the pond with windmill on the left. Park you car and relax ! The tent sleeps 2 people…perfect for car campers who want a clean and roomy tent space. Vans and RVs are welcome too. *RVs, be aware the gravel drive is pretty narrow as it goes over the irrigation ditch. Small RVs will be just fine. Medium or large RVs won’t fit! Walk a sculpted gravel path up a little hill to the sparkling clean (and rarely used) PortaPotty. This is professionally serviced weekly. We are turning this land into a farm, and will periodically be out there during the day digging a pond (this winter’s activity), figuring out irrigation, and generally working (when we are not climbing). If we see you we’ll be sure to say hello! Feel free to roam around on our acres of juniper woodland all around the tent site. You’ll find quail, many other small birds and see geese flying by. Early mornings and dusk are a great time to watch the deer in the field and you may have the great luck of spotting a wild turkey or two!. At night you may hear coyotes singing, the neighbor’s cows mooing and various small mammals running around. We’re told there are no rattlesnakes in the neighborhood (yea!), but you may see a non-poisonous bull or Gardner snake in the field. We even have a family of marmots living at the far end of the property. Look for them in the big rock piles April- September in the early hours. Marmots hibernate all winter. *Keep all food in tightly closed containers and please don’t leave food in the tent during the day (your car is the best place for that). Pack your trash out. This is a Residential neighborhood and voices really carry tot he neighbor’s house; so please, no raves and quiet time after 9ish. Respect the property boundaries.
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Mountain view escape

1 site · RV5 acres · Redmond, OR
A beautiful peaceful 5 acres in a quiet country neighborhood, with views of Mt Bachelor, the Three Sisters, and Mt Washington, Mt. Jefferson Learn more about this land: A 16’x30’ gravel site with 15 amp hookup with stunning mountain views in our quiet campground country neighborhood. This is for Class C motorhomes and vans (short trailers are fine but no fifth wheels or long trailers). As we don't provide bathrooms, we are not hosting tents or parties that need a bathroom. 9 miles to Smith Rock State park, 15 miles to charming town of Sisters, 19 miles to adventurous Bend. Short walk to the Deschutes river where you can picnic, swim, fish, or hike on trails. Watch deer graze under the Three Sisters mountains as you relax in the quite, peaceful setting you will be staying at. Fill your RV with our incredible tasting well water (May- Sept we have water) and watch the birds swoop over the valley underneath the gaze of the Cascade Range.
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River Oasis Farm

4 sites · Lodging5 acres · Sisters, OR
A 3 acre farm on the Whychus Creek. We grow biodynamic and organic food along with medicinal herbs. We run a botanical skincare and herb business and are happy to share some of our products with our guests. We have had chickens, ducks, geese, pigs, and goats. However, you may or may not see them with the changing seasons. We do have a couple farm dogs around the farm that roam free so bring a leash if you bring your dog.
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Camp Smith Rock Overlook

1 site · RV1 acre · Terrebonne, OR
Welcome to my centrally located Hipcamp view of the world-famous hiking and climbing destination of Smith Rock in Terrebonne, Oregon! Explore all of entral Oregon easily from this stellar location on a cliffside in Terrebonne, Oregon (population of 1,623 in 2020) with a spectacular overall view of Smith Rock State Park! I have two camping locations on my 1/2 acre that is situated in a somewhat residential neighborhood (not on the business area) in Terrebonne. This is for self-contained campers only. Meaning generator, potty and contained water systems. Pack-in/Pack-out garbage. It’s a primitive campsite and a place to park with a great view! Although it is not what I consider wilderness camping 🏕 it is a great place to get a solid reservation. In Central Oregon especially in late spring, summer and early fall it is nearly impossible to get a consistent camping reservation in one spot due to the aggressive online reservation the state parks use. Many folks I talk to are frustrated by this. My 2 spot(s) are a pretty good solution. Spot#1: The topside location offers the best view of Smith Rock with less privacy. All homes are beside parking spot meaning two homes are in your sight from your trailer. One is a neatly organized homestead with a wind turbine and the other is a hippy living in a manufactured home. Your trailer backed in blocks the view of these and mostly you would look out over rooftops to Smith Rock but it so beautiful to wake up to and to watch in the golden hour of dusk to dawn. I believe you can get three self-contained sprinter vans end to end on this camping spot. Outdoor music played low on this is no problem til 9PM but be respectful of the two neighbors if you are partying. There is a dog but he only barks at loud noises and doesn’t seem to bark consistently or for very long. The road to the site is a primitive gravel road. I’ve only seen one or two cars use the end of the road. There is a public staircase as pictured from the residential neighborhood so people use this to walk their dogs and there is all kinds of established walking and game trails. Speaking of the ‘hood I’ll disclose that if you enjoy right politics you’ll see a lot of American flags flying around Terebonne and if you enjoy left of center you’ll find plenty of like-minded hippy/granola climber types. Everyone is friendly but seem to keep to themselves unless you strike up a conversation. My hipcamp sites are literally on the border of a nice $500-800k houses below and then on top there is houses mixed with manufactured homes. My neighbor Tim watches over the campsites for people coming and going at set checkout times. He and his wife are nice and friendly. Spot#2: This amphitheater location is the bigger lot and offers more privacy but less of a view meaning the view is in one parking spot through the trees 🌲 you’ll see much of Smith Rock for sure. But once again only one spot on the grounds offers this view over a fence as shown in pictures. This site could probably accommodate 3-4 self-contained sprinter vans or two travel trailers but you’d have to organize the turning in and out part. There are some chickens 🐔🐓 on this below site that might do the cockadoodle-doing in the morning. They are on the entrance side. I’ve put up pictures and described this as accurately or honestly as possible. I hope you enjoy your stay in beautiful Central Oregon at my Hipcamps 🏕 Bottom line is if you want a true hardcore wilderness campsite this is not it. If you can tolerate a great view in a very small town this is the place to wake up to! In winter ❄️ if snowing it might be hard to get to without traction devices or snowtires. Please feel free to hit me up with questions. Entrance to property is with combo lock 🔒 You assume all liability for injury/death (heavens forbid) as top lot is on a cliff and I haven’t seen rattlesnakes, scorpions etc... Black widows live under rocks here so be aware As far as distances I’ve added a few and then further below a few fun local linked spots with a couple classics in Redmond/Bend that I enjoy: 1/4 mile to downtown Terrebonne, Oregon (Walking distance to coffee, restaurants and groceries) 1.6 mile to Crescent Moon Alpaca Farm 3.2 miles to Rest Area 4.6 miles to Smith Rock State Park 4.6 miles to Maragas Winery 🍷 7.2 miles to Redmond, Oregon 20 miles to Madras, Oregon 21 miles to Prineville, Oregon 24 miles to Bend, Oregon 25 Old Mill District Downtown/Bend 26 miles to Sisters, Oregon 34 miles to Lake Billy Chinook 35 miles to Warm Springs Indian Reservation. 40 miles to Mount Bachelor Ski Area. TERREBONNE Pump House Bar & Grill 8320 US-97, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 548-4990 https://g.co/kgs/AMjTsg Terrebonne Depot 400 NW Smith Rock Way, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 527-4339 https://g.co/kgs/L52XBR 44° North Tavern 8060 11th St, Terrebonne, OR 97760 https://g.co/kgs/NPhRjg Java Rock of Terrebonne 925 Central Ave, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 923-9701 https://g.co/kgs/qukLnc Big Dog Saloon 14217 SW Commercial Loop Rd, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 504-4673 https://g.co/kgs/rKj1S4 Sandbagger Saloon 5165 Club House Rd, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 923-8655 https://g.co/kgs/PJ92ru Redpoint Climbers Supply 8222 US-97 #101, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 604-2115 https://g.co/kgs/2oc92g Terrebonne Coffee Wagon LLC "The Wagon" 8375 US-97, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 279-0863 https://g.co/kgs/iXEgxT Cascade Smokers 11440 SW Peninsula Dr, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 610-3050 https://g.co/kgs/S3kr3d Fergusons Market 8150 US-97, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 923-0729 https://g.co/kgs/7FDucn Oliver Lemon's Terrebonne 8431 11th St, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 548-2603 https://g.co/kgs/1oxsjA Rockhard (Huckleberry Ice Cream Climbing Supply) 9265 NE Crooked River Dr, Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 548-4786 https://g.co/kgs/BDduRT REDMOND https://xaliscobarandgrill.com Xalisco Latin Cuisine 3835 SW 21st St STE #105, Redmond, OR 97756 (541) 923-3943 https://g.co/kgs/nYueVT Abby's Legendary Pizza 🍕 1938 The Dalles-California Hwy, S Hwy 97, Redmond, OR 97756 (541) 548-5266 https://g.co/kgs/sUTNgR BEND Bellatazza (Coffee, pastry, tapas) 869 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97703 (541) 318-0606 https://g.co/kgs/BFQV1L Kanpai (Sushi) 990 NW Newport Ave, Bend, OR 97701 (541) 388-4636 https://g.co/kgs/Q6qMwi Pine Tavern Restaurant 967 NW Brooks St, Bend, OR 97701 (541) 382-5581 https://g.co/kgs/ctdyUz Volcanic Theatre Pub 70 SW Century Dr, Bend, OR 97702 (541) 323-1881 https://g.co/kgs/p7XF9T
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Wildhorse Camp Cabins

1 site · Lodging10 acres · Redmond, OR
Wildhorse Camp is located on a working horse ranch in North Redmond. Our 12'x12' cabins sit side by side in a 2 acre pasture with a view of 8 mountain peaks and is surrounded by our horses and the neighboring cows. You can pitch up to two tents and sit around the fire before falling asleep under the stars to the sounds of coyotes and frogs. Minutes away Smith Rock, Bend, Sunriver, Mt Bachelor, Lake Billy Chinook, Sisters, Black Butte, Prineville, the Ochoco Mountains, the Deschutes, the Crooked River, Deschutes County Fairgrounds, golf courses, and horse/motorcross/mountain trails. Plus, you're 5 minutes from downtown Redmond's great restaurants, breweries, award-winning food carts, grocery stores, and shopping!
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Nell’s Farm

1 site · RV3 acres · Terrebonne, OR
UPDATE: We have a cool new Farm Stand with fresh organic eggs, and firewood for sale on our street! This camp site is best suited for self contained RV or Overland setup, Camper Van etc. I do have a porta potty. However, Tent campers are welcome!! but its dusty dirt. I suggest bringing a tarp for your tent. With that being said, this is a Great location for climbers, guests to set up camp. I offer great view, water via water hose to top off your RV or personal containers, or take a cold shower with it. Only 4 miles to Smith rock, 2 miles to the town of Terrebonne and 5 miles to Redmond. I recently purchased the land and the views are AMAZING. Its also a work in progress. Its not the Hilton, but it is a great place. I realize Skull Hollow is very cool, and a great price, but they don't have any water down there or reservations as far as I know which makes things difficult during the climbing and camping season. Also, no matter where you end up, make sure to lock up your things before you leave your campsite, we have an increasing problem with theft in central Oregon. I offer convenient location, safe place to camp with a gate that locks a great view. Safe Travels, enjoy, and be Safe! -Janelle
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The best camping near Smith Rock State Park guide

Overview

About

Just outside of the Central Oregon city of Bend, Smith Rock is considered the birthplace of sport climbing (rock climbing that uses permanently installed anchors), and has attracted climbers to its crags for decades. While climbers make up a large percentage of the campers here, Smith Rock offers plenty for those who prefer to keep their feet on solid ground, with miles of trails for hiking, biking, trail running, and horseback riding. It’s also a great place for wildlife viewing, and it’s common to spot prairie falcons and even bald eagles in this high desert state park. Bivouac Campground, nicknamed “The Bivy,” is popular with climbers who want easy access to the rock at the crack of dawn.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. This campground operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so it’s a good idea to arrive right at 4pm, when check-in starts.  
  2. Avoid weekends for the best chance at a site. While the campground is pretty spacious, it can fill up on weekends and major holidays.
  3. There’s more room to camp than there are parking spots at Bivouac, so if you’re in a group, limit how many cars you bring.
  4. Make sure to secure a parking spot before you pay for your camping pass, as parking spaces are limited and refunds aren’t available.

When to go

While Smith Rock State Park is a year-round destination, the camping area is only open from early spring through late autumn (annual dates vary depending on weather). The best time to visit is in the spring or fall, as summers here can get particularly hot for activities such as hiking and climbing. The campground tends to fill up to capacity on weekends.

Know before you go

  • Groceries and supplies are available in the town of Terrebonne, about a five-minute drive from Smith Rock.
  • RVs and vehicles longer than 20 feet are not allowed at the campground, and you aren’t allowed to sleep inside your vehicle.
  • Campfires, smoking, and barbecues are prohibited, and propane and gas stoves can only be used in a cooking area next to the parking lot.
  • The campground offers  free showers and a phone charging station to overnight guests.
  • Some popular climbing routes are closed from mid-January through the end of July to protect nesting raptors. Drones are prohibited in the park for the same reason.

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