/ PARK VISITORS
Due to the frequency
of dog / pet related incidents at Smith Rock State Park, you are
encouraged to closely follow posted rules and regulations relating
to your pets.
As of March
1, 2003 NO PETS SHALL BE TIED TO ANY TREES, BELAY STATIONS, FENCES,
ROCKS OR ANY OTHER OBJECT. Failure to do so will result in future
restrictions on visitors bringing pets into the park, and result
in the issuance of a citation to the owner / guardian of unleashed
or unattended pets.
This above policy
comes directly from Salem due to the growing number of dog related
complaints in the park.
One of the largest
impacts the policy will have is on people doing multi-pitch climbs.
Climbers with an unattended leashed dog at the base of a route will
sitter" will be needed for climbers to play it safe.