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Beautiful family spot

Crystal clear river. It is flying fishing only, though we were more interested in the hiking and... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2015
Luke T
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A beautiful river

This is such a beautiful clear river. It is fun to go up to the head of the Metolius. It is... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2015
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

Crystal clear river. It is flying fishing only, though we were more interested in the hiking and found the trail great for the family. Beautiful drive as well.

2  Thank Luke T
Reviewed 8 December 2015

This is such a beautiful clear river. It is fun to go up to the head of the Metolius. It is popular for fly fishing. This is by far my husband's favorite place to chill out.

2  Thank 294karenmm
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Nothing better. The rolling and meandering river is a peaceful paradise. The water is always cold, which I love, and it is great fishing. My last dog thought it was heaven on earth. Spend an afternoon on the river fishing, dangling your toes in the...More

2  Thank Chloris B
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

We walked along the river and we're delighted by the beauty of the fall colors mixed with the crystal clear running water. Nature at her finest. Easy hike starring at the fish hatchery.

1  Thank Suzi O
Reviewed 10 October 2015

This is one of the most beautiful rivers I have ever seen! The water is so crystal clear you can see the fish swimming by. There is a nice easy hiking path along the river that has several places to stop and enjoy the view.

1  Thank cmonteFlorida
Reviewed 2 October 2015

A few of us hiked the river with our dogs. I don't know if there is a leash law, but we encountered very few people on a Saturday. We hiked about 6.5 miles, essentially flat. The colors were just starting to turn into fall colors....More

1  Thank 4duffy2
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Absolutely beautiful. A must when visiting Central Oregon. Amazing scenery, friendly store at Camp Sherman and many trails.

1  Thank kmburly67
Reviewed 16 September 2015

There is no prettier, clearer nor more peaceful river than the Metolius! It is fly fishing only and the trout can see easily in this clear water so if you are lucky enough to catch one, you should be very pleased with your skills.

1  Thank JewelsJMC
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Why go to the Metolius River area? First of all, it is designated as a National Wild and Scenic River and in a word is, beautiful! Fishing, hiking, biking or lounging with a babbling, friendly river as company offer many opportunities to enjoy this special...More

2  Thank JoAnneEHR
Reviewed 6 September 2015

An easy walk along the path either side of the bridge up to the next bridge and back down the other side will take you past the spring-fed, swiftly moving river and darling 1930's era cabins on leased Forest Service land. You will see wader-clad...More

1  Thank Scottish_Traveler_10
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13 February 2018|
Response from tcroasdaile | Reviewed this property |
The parking lot at the headwaters has a paved path down to the river.