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Smith Rock Master Plan Awaits Final Approval

TERREBONNE, OR -- Oregon’s Parks and Recreation Department is again taking public comment on the Smith Rock Master Plan. It was approved by the State Parks and Rec Commission last month, but it still needs to be added to the state’s list of master plans within administrative rules.

Previous Coverage: After Almost Seven Years, Smith Rock Master Plan Nearly Complete

The plan details current natural and cultural resource conditions, outdoor recreation trends and how to balance recreation and resource protection. It sets priorities for the next two decades, such as adding or improving parking, congestion, trails and interpretive opportunities.

Comments will be accepted HERE until 5 p.m. August 4, 2023.

Smith Rock is considered one of the seven wonders of Oregon, and its popularity has skyrocketed among local, national and international visitors. Visitors of various climbing skill levels can explore more than 1,500 bolted routes. The park also has many miles of trails for mountain biking, hiking and admiring the views.

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