Neighbor Trying to Stop Approval of Bed and Breakfast Across from Smith Rock

Deschutes County Commissioners are considering the appeal of a permit that was granted to developers who want to build a bed and breakfast and campground across from Smith Rock State Park.

Central Oregon Daily’s Cydney McFarland was at the county building on Wednesday when both sides made their case to the commission. Commissioners did not make a decision on whether to uphold the appeal. Instead, they are allowing a week for new written testimony from those for and against the project. They will then allow two more weeks for arguments and rebuttals before making a decision in late March or early April.

Free Professional Photo of Your Pooch at Smith Rock on August 26th

Celebrate National Dog Day on Saturday, August 26th at Smith Rock State Park. Bring your four-legged friends to the Dogs of Smith Rock 2017 event for a hike and a free professional photo, courtesy of Gary Eidsmoe Photography. There will be water, dog treats and a raffle for dog gear, services and more, provided by Bend Pet Express, 10 Barrel Brewing, Doggieville Ranch and ParaPup Designs, with all proceeds going to Brightside Animal Center in Redmond.

Destination Oregon: Climbing at Smith Rock State Park

Smith Rock State Park in Terrebonne is full of trails for everyone from novice walkers to avid hikers, but the towers of rock can be intimidating for those who aren’t used to rock climbing.

For tonight’s Destination Oregon, sponsored by Robberson Ford, Mackenzie Wilson joins Chockstone Climbing Guides‘ Jim Ablao to show that you don’t have to be a pro to enjoy some of the best rock climbing areas in the country.

The Great Outdoors: Smith Rock Rising Visitors

The number of annual visitors to Smith Rock State Park has increased 35% percent since 2012.

For this week’s edition of The Great Outdoors, sponsored by Camp Abbot Trading Company, Brian Jennings takes us to Smith Rock for a look at how park rangers may be changing their strategies on how to deal with the crowds.