Smith Rock State Park

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Six miles north of Redmond on Highway 97 is the town of Terrebonne. From Terrebonne, turn east on B Avenue. Follow the signs for Smith Rock State Park. B Avenue becomes NE Smith Rock Way. Turn left on 17th Street which will dead end at NE Wilcox Ave. (Lambert Road). Turn right. Take a left on NE Crooked River Drive (also known as Smith Rock Road and NE 25th Street) which will take you to the parking lot. There is a day use fee for parking. A park map can be found on the Oregon State Parks website.


Habitat and Birds

At this location the Crooked River cuts through an impressive gorge providing habitat for Nesting Golden Eagles, Prairie Falcons, Rock & Canyon Wrens, and White-throated Swifts. The riparian habitat is good for migrants and sparrows in the winter. In recent years small flocks of Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches have been seen close to the canyon walls in winter and the river is a good location to find Barrow’s Goldeneye and Dipper.