Metolius River

Trailhead in Deschutes National Forest

Overview

  • Directions

    Geolocation is not allowed

Stewardships

Description

This roadside route begins where glass-clear water surges from the dry ground at Metolius Spring, and continues north to Bridge 99. Special places along the way include the Camp Sherman Fish Viewing Platform, Metolius Research Natural Area, and Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery (phone 541-595-6611). A coalition of government agencies, private utilities, and conservation organizations are working to restore anadromous Chinook salmon and sockeye salmon to the river.

Caution: Stay alert for pedestrians, equestrians, and automobiles that share the narrow single-lane road.

Additional Information

Activities

  • River and Stream Fishing
  • Viewing Wildlife