Lower Oak Orchard Creek (Oak Orchard River) Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Stretching from Lake Alice Dam to its mouth at Point Breeze, a distance of about 5 miles, this stream averages 100 yards wide and 2.5 feet deep. From autumn through spring, its water volume and temperature are perfect for seasonal runs of salmonids.
The lower stretch of Oak Orchard Creek is world-class trophy salmonid water. It’s made this way by the state annually stocking roughly 155,000 chinook fingerlings, 26,000 cohos averaging 5 inches, 20,000 6.5-inch Atlantic salmon, and 21,000 steelhead averaging 5 inches. It is especially noted for fall-run brown trout ranging from a paltry 3 pounds to over 20 pounds. Though none are stocked directly into the creek, it appeals to the species, and ripe browns from all over the lake converge on the place. Key species: Coho salmon, chinook salmon, landlocked Atlantic salmon, steelhead, brown trout, northern pike, and yellow perch"