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Camping near Smith Rock State Park

Smith Rock's only campground, known as The Bivouac or "The Bivy", is popular due to it's convenient location and amazing setting overlooking the park.  For $8 per person you can camp for the night and then use your camping permit to pay for the next day's parking.   Some things to keep in mind however: there are no reservations, no sleeping in vehicles or RV's, and no fires or cooking at your site.  There is a central communal area where campers can cook, clean dishes, charge cell phones, or use the restrooms and showers.  Surrounding the communal area is a large field with many sites to walk in and set up your tent. The Bivy is open from March 15 - November 15. 

Skull Hollow Campground - Located eight miles from Smith Rock, this is a popular area for climbers and self-sufficient campers.  It is dry camping (no water), and while RVs are allowed, there are no hook-ups.  There are centrally located outhouses, and you can park at the sites, which have fire rings and picnic tables.  The base price is $15 per night for one vehicle and up to six campers, with added costs for larger groups or additional vehicles.  Skull Hollow campground is open March 15 - November 15.  Dispersed camping outside the main campground is accessible during the off-season.

Crooked River Ranch RV Park - Located 12 miles NW of Smith Rock, this is a full-service RV and tent camping area, with plentiful amenities including wi-fi, showers,  laundry, playground, swimming pool, and a nearby golf-course.

Cove Palisades State Park - Located 17 miles NW of Smith Rock, Cove Palisades offers hundreds of RV and tent camping sites along the shores of Lake Billy Chinook, bordered by canyon walls hundreds of feet high.