Smith Rock is home to many animals. Bald eagles and Golden eagles nest every year at Smith Rock State Park, and prairie falcons may be spotted as well. There are some seasonal closures to certain climbing walls to be aware of due to nesting. In the Crooked River, keep your eyes out for river otters, blue herons, ducks, deer and geese. Lizards and snakes are also common in the park. Rattlesnakes are common during the warmer months, but they are just as afraid of us and we are of them. If you see one, give it plenty of space.
Always practice leave no trace principals and please make sure you carry out all that you carry in.