Photograph of the Crooked River running through Smith Rock State Park in Oregon.

This view of the Crooked River was taken from the parking lot at Smith Rock State Park. Smith Rock is an Oregon icon and a popular rock climbing destination. With it’s world class climbing routes, rock climbers from the globe come to this central Oregon hot spot to train. It’s also a great place for those of us who just like to enjoy the desert heat and the flow of the Crooked River as it snakes it’s way through the park.