Class II-III North Fork John Day River , OR

John Day, North Fork Wild and Scenic River (US 395 bridge to Camas Creek Confluence)

From its headwaters to Camas Creek, the North Fork of the John Day River is one of the most important rivers in northeast Oregon for the production of anadromous fish. Wildlife found along the river's corridor include mule deer, elk, and black bears, along with peregrine falcons and bald eagles.


Recreation opportunities include hunting, fishing, sightseeing, horseback riding, hiking, snowmobiling, skiing, camping, and whitewater rafting. (BLM)


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John Day River - BLM Fork John Day River

Section Details

Trip Length Multiday, 3.1 Miles
Notes Carry Out Human Waste: On overnight trips, all boaters are required to carry and use a leak-proof, portable, reusable toilet system to remove solid human waste from the river canyon.
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