SmithRock.Com – An Extra Resource For Filming At Smith Rock State Park is an owner-run resource for people wanting to visit Smith Rock State Park, and pitches itself as, “an independent online guide for adventurers” that want to explore the park. For productions thinking of shooting at the Smith Rock State Park, you must first contact the park manager (at 541-548-7501) for all permit requests and questions about filming in the 650 acres that make up the park.
Marcia and Mike Volk are the husband and wife team behind  They started their business 20 years ago offering resources for rock climbers and have since expanded the site to the “250+ pages it is today, with the goal to “edutain”  their audience of 69,000 page views per month to give them a greater appreciation for this special place to keep it intact for generations to come.
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“American Idol” Comes to Sunriver Resort in Central Oregon

Our hard working friends at the Central Oregon Film Office sent us a link to an episode of “American Idol” that shot at Sunriver Resort back in November and you have to check it out.

Last autumn, COFO worked with the producers to focus on finding ‘B Roll’ locations for the episode, securing regional permits and supplying local production crew for the shoot.  COFO also liaised with the producers and the City of Bend (thank you Ben Hemson), the park rangers at Smith Rock and staff at Bend Park and Recreation while also working with the Shops at Sunriver staff to handle drone approval. Continue reading... ““American Idol” Comes to Sunriver Resort in Central Oregon”