Class II-III McKenzie River, OR

Olallie to Scott Creek (Olallie Campground to Scott Creek)

The McKenzie Wild and Scenic River was designated in 1988 for its outstandingly remarkable values of fish, scenic quality, recreation, hydrology/geology and water quality.

The "Blue McKenzie" is well-known for its exceptional water quality, resulting from low turbidity, absence of organic material and the high water quality of its tributaries. The excellent quality of its fish habitat supports a variety of fish species, including three native wild trout—rainbow, bull and cutthroat trout—as well as wild spring Chinook.

Recent vulcanism, including three distinctive lava flows, has shaped the river into pools, dramatic waterfalls and cascading whitewater. These features provide for exceptional whitewater boating, hiking and fishing. River

Section Details

Trip Length Full Day, 5.3 Miles
Fishing Yes
Manager Bureau of Land Management, Springfield Inter-agency Office
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
Partner Information
Description American Whitewater
Photo Credit: USFS