Class II-III McKenzie River, OR

Finn Rock to Leaburg Dam (Finn Rock Landing to Lloyd Knox Park)

The river visitor is apt to be rewarded in delightful ways while recreating in the cool, lush corridor, home to an array of fish and wildlife, and inspiring scenic beauty. The cold waters team with prized fish and challenging rapids that test the skills of fisherman, rafters, and kayakers alike.


In the air, osprey and other birds of prey eagerly scan the waters looking for that satisfying meal of the day. On land, deer, meander about in search of cover and forage with seemingly abundant options from which to choose.


Active sport or quiet contemplation find a natural fit among the flowing waters, cathedral-like forest, and rounded boulders positioned along the river like sentries on watch.


Know Before You Go:

BLM manages 2 boat launch facilities (Rennie and Silver Creek) on the north side of the McKenzie River east of Leaburg, and 1 on the south side along Deerhorn Road (Taylor Landing).

Day use of developed sites is allowed.

Camping in dispersed areas allowed unless signed otherwise.

Please support the continued health and beauty of the river corridor by using facilities appropriately where provided, and applying pack-it-in/pack-it-out practices in undeveloped, natural areas. (BLM)


For More Information Visit:

McKenzie River - BLM


Section Details

Trip Length Full Day, 15.0 Miles
Fishing Yes
Manager Bureau of Land Management, Springfield Inter-agency Office
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail No
Partner Information
Description American Whitewater
Photo Credit: James Major