Overflow parking has quietly arrived

Overflow parking lot by the Northern Point at Smith-Rock

Overflow parking lot by the Northern Point at Smith-Rock

July 31, 2016

While we anxiously awaited a parking solution to relieve the congestion of spring and early summer visitors, the recent completion of the overflow lot had little fanfare.

May and June left record numbers of Smith Rock visitors parking up to 2 miles outside of the park. Late July's heat has reduced traffic immensely, so no need for the lot as of yet. For more background, here you go.

Since the 100 spot parking lot is open by discretion of park management, we may not see it actually in use until September, when visitation picks up again.

We'll keep you posted of course, and summon the marching band and parade for a proper opening.