Users' questions

Can you own creeks on your property in Oregon?

Can you own creeks on your property in Oregon?

Ask even the most devoted river lover in Oregon who owns the state’s waterways, and there’s a good chance you’ll get a blank stare. A big reason: for many rivers and creeks, there are no state laws. Streams that are “tidally influenced” or on public land are also generally open.

What is the cleanest river in Oregon?

Oregon’s McKenzie River has a lot to boast about. One of the cleanest and coldest rivers in the country, it’s the most important tributary for wild spring Chinook Salmon and Bull Trout production in the entire Willamette River Basin.

What’s the name of the river in Oregon?

Columbia River

Columbia River
Columbia River from Rowena Crest Viewpoint with Interstate 84 along the right
Columbia River drainage basin
Etymology Captain Robert Gray’s ship, Columbia Rediviva
Nickname(s) Big River, the River of the West, River Oregon

What is the longest river entirely in Oregon?

John Day River
The longest river contained entirely within the state of Oregon is the John Day River, which flows for 284 miles from its headwaters to the mouth.

Is there a swimming hole at Oregon Creek?

If you find the Highway 49 Crossing swimming hole a bit too crowded or are simply looking for a quieter scene, head on down the Golden Chain Highway another few miles to the Oregon Creek Day Use Area. Here, a lesser known swimming hole awaits.

Which is the best day use area for Oregon Creek?

Driving to the main day use area, which is set up with picnic table and restrooms, may be a better option for families with small children or those hauling a lot of gear.

What are the names of the rivers in Oregon?

Oregon Rivers Shown on the Map: Bear Creek, Blitzen River, Burnt River, Butter Creek, Clackamas River, Columbia River, Coquille River, Crooked River, Deschutes River, Donner Und, Grande Ronde River, Illinois River, Imnaha River, John Day River, Klamath River, Lost River, Malheur River, McKenzie River,…

Where does Oregon Creek flow into the Yuba River?

The Day Use Area provides access to where the Oregon Creek tributary flows into the emerald green waters of the Middle Yuba River. Both sides of the creek hold shaded, sandy beaches, and slightly upriver you’ll find small cascades and inviting granite slabs that are perfect for lounging a few summer hours away.