South Fork John Day River Back Country Byway

Dayville, Oregon

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A 50-mile Type I and II byway that parallels the South Fork of the John Day River through a scenic canyon in central Oregon. The South Fork John Day River Back Country Byway parallels the river through its scenic canyon for 50 miles from Dayville to the northern border of Malheur National Forest. The Type I and II byway offers solitude, fishing, primitive camping, hiking, and great views all along its length. Special Attractions: South Fork of the John Day Wild and Scenic River, camping, fishing, hiking, wildlife observation, scenic views. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
Scenic Driving Back Country Byways

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Scenic Driving Back Country Byways

by Stewart M. Green (Falcon Guides)

A 50-mile Type I and II byway that parallels the South Fork of the John Day River through a scenic canyon in central Oregon. The South Fork John Day River Back Country Byway parallels the river through its scenic canyon for 50 miles from Dayville to the northern border of Malheur National Forest. The Type I and II byway offers solitude, fishing, primitive camping, hiking, and great views all along its length.

Special Attractions: South Fork of the John Day Wild and Scenic River, camping, fishing, hiking, wildlife observation, scenic views. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

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Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Dayville
Distance: 50
Season: Year-round, although single-lane sections can be closed in winter by snow and mud
Local Contacts: Bureau of Land Management
Driving Directions: Directions to South Fork John Day River Back Country Byway

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May 2018