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Smith Rocks campground cell reception?

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phylp · · Upland · Joined May 2015 · Points: 521

I'm sure this has been answered before, but I couldn't find it in a search:

Is there cell phone reception at the campground at Smith?  I'm staying in Redmond and will need to connect with camping partners.  Also what about in the park itself?  Is it carrier specific (ATT/Verizon)?


KyleSmith · · Las Vegas, Nevada · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 262

I have AT&T and I have great reception at the bivy site. Service in the park itself is spotty at best. It's usually okay if you're up higher or closer to the front side of the park.

Politically Correct Ball · · From WA to AZ · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 5

Verizon, to my memory, is good anywhere in the park or at the camping sites. 

Verizon tends to be vastly superior in the western US. Very rarely will AT&T have better coverage. 

N · · Seattle, WA · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 15

I have T-Mobile and got 2-3 bars of edge in the bivy, good enough for text but not much else. It's better in the actual park with around 2-3 bars of 4G. It gets better as you get higher up.

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