Smith Rock Climbing

Just north of Bend, OR, is a rock climber's mecca (if you like sport climbing); it's like a gym outdoors.


Smith Campground

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by kaitiklown on October 18, 2005

Best Things Nearby:

The rock! Beautiful in the desert, it is amazing to watch the sun rise and set in this place. The town of Terrabonne is close as is a Mexican Cafe and Redpoint, a climbing store ready to outfit your outdoor needs.



Best Things About the Resort:
Showers and proximity to climbing

Resort Experience:

Within walking distance from the rock walls, this is the most convenient place for climbers to stay. There are bathrooms and showers that are free with your camping fee. For $2, even non-campers can rinse off after climbing. The tenting areas are separate from the bathrooms and an eating area. It should provide peaceful camping, although there were a couple of loud, rude neighbors grilling early next to my tent on the first morning.











The Grasslands

Member Rating 2 out of 5 by kaitiklown on October 19, 2005

Best Things Nearby:
Smith Rock is about 8 miles away, and the town of Terrabonne is just a little farther.

Best Things About the Resort:
I think the biggest perks are the chance to make campfires and the low (ie: no) cost.

Resort Experience:

Free camping!!! This is where I spent the second night, driving there with a car full of sloshed friends from a tequila-filled night in Bend, OR. It's a bit farther away from the rocks, but there is no charge. While there was a bathroom, the toilet paper was severely lacking, and I think that any other amenities were absent as well. We camped out in a tent close to other tents and a few cars. Strangely enough, this was quieter than the Smith Rock campground. You can make campfires when there aren't dry-season warnings, and the day still begins with a beautiful sunrise.











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