Class II John Day River, OR

John Day Wild and Scenic River (Service Creek to Tumwater Falls)

The John Day River is one of the longest undammed rivers in the contiguous United States. Located in eastern Oregon, the section from Service Creek to Tumwater Falls flows through a number of colorful canyons, broad valleys, and breathtaking terrain.

This segment offers exceptional anadromous steelhead and warm-water bass fishing, calm water boating punctuated with a few rapids, and locations of historical and paleontological interest. (BLM)


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John Day River - BLM Day River

Section Details

Trip Length Multiday, 147.5 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Permit Yes
Manager Bureau of Land Management, Prineville District Office
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
Partner Information
Description American Whitewater
Photo Credit: Greg Shine; BLM