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About Smith Rock State Park
Campgrounds in Smith Rock
On a rimrock plateau where dusk bleeds into the Crooked River as water slices canyon, sits the setting for your camping adventure at Smith Rock....
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Loved camping here! Arrived late on a Friday night and there were still some spots available. You must do all your cooking in a separate area a short walk away from the campsites but it's easy to figure out the rules. There's even a place next to the bathrooms to charge electronics (luxurious)! Good campin vibes here for sure!
History of Smith Rock State Park
The park was obtained between 1960 and 1975 by purchase and gifts of land from the city of Redmond and Harry and Diane Kem. Many believe that Smith Rock is named in honor of John Smith a Linn County lawman or Pvt. Volk Smith a soldier who fell to his death in the park during a battle with the Northern Paiute in 1863. The debate continues…