McKenzie River

Rainbow, Oregon 97413

McKenzie River

McKenzie River Professional Review and Guide

"The McKenzie is one of the most beautiful rivers in the West. The McKenzie drift boat, a boat type that is now used worldwide, originated on this river. President Herbert Hoover spent much of his fishing life on the McKenzie, and so have a lot of other people. There are numerous good resorts and motels located on or adjacent to the river.

A night or two in these comfortable lodgings, coupled with a guided fly fishing drift, is one of the better recreational investments you’ll make. The McKenzie has limited access due to private property and a very difficult shoreline to wade. I suggest you retain the services of a qualified McKenzie River guide. Rainbow trout, steelhead, and salmon call the McKenzie home. Upstream from Blue River is the wild trout section. More than 6,600 rainbows are planted each year from Blue River downstream to Leaburg Lake. Types of Fish: There are two types of rainbows: stocked and native, plus salmon and steelhead."

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Trail Information

Rainbow
Nearby City
Several options
Trail Type
April through October, best May - September
Season & Limits

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Sep 2018