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. The Bivouac campground is a first-come, first-served walk-in campground with parking available in a lot near the cooking and picnic area and restrooms, showers and running water provided at the site. Campfires, RV and car camping are prohibited, but the restful power of the desert that will encircle your tent protected body is well worth the simplicity of Bivouac.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Bivouac Campground.

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Hipcamper Shawn
Shawn K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 15th, 2015

$5/night (per person), open walk-in camping area so you just find a spot. Was perfect for Hammocking. Bathrooms are nice, showers are $2.

Morning view from my campsite.
Hipcamper Derek
Derek L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 14th, 2015

Cheapest camping I have ever found (besides free) with nice showers and an awesome view. Good vibes

Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren O.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 25th, 2016

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!

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Hipcamper Shawn
Shawn G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 3rd, 2016

Awesome laid back vibe. Plenty of spots and they work great for both tenting and hammocking.

Waking up with a view.Morning View from where we camped.
Hipcamper Elle
Elle H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 10th, 2017

With sheer cliffs of tuff and basalt, Smith Rock has become an icon for climbers of all skill levels. Situated on the rim of the Crooked River, the bivouac at Smith Rock is a climbers paradise with some of Central Oregon's best sunrise and sunset views. Space is available on a first come- first serve basis and reservations are not accepted. Fees are $5 per person which will include your parking pass for the next day and use of the showers. My personal favorite part about this campground is the common area to cook and partake in meals throughout the day allowing the opportunity to reminisce with hikers and climbers alike.

The infamous Monkey FaceEarly spring Misery Ridge Summit Sunrise Smith Rock as viewed from the RV/Bus parking lot Sunset view from Rim Rock Trail
Hipcamper Kimberly
Kimberly H.
recommends this listing.
November 6th, 2017

It's a walk-in site - so pack light and bring a small backpacking tent to get a site right up on canyon rim!

Morning hike up the top of Misery Ridge.Sunrise from our campsite.
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February 23rd, 2017
Smith Rock State Park
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44.367° N, 121.14° W
Tent Only - Hike In: 1 Site
(Up to people per site)

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