Featured Rivers and Streams on the Fremont-Winema National Forest

Sycan River

Sycan RiverThe Sycan is a National Wild and Scenic River.

Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4
Barrier Free Access:
Hiking:
Driving Directions:
To Pike's Crossing from Paisley Ranger District Office: Go 12 miles north of Paisley, turn left on Forest Road 29 "Government Harvey Road". Go 10 miles to jct. with Forest Road 2901 and Summer Lake viewpoint, stay on Road 29 for 2 more miles. At paved "T" jct. with Forest Road 28, stay to the right. Go 3.6 miles to jct. with Forest Road 30, stay left at paved "Y" intersection. Three miles on Forest Road 30 to turnoff marked "Pike's Crossing Recreation Area", ½ mile to campsites along River.
Fish Species: Rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Campgrounds: Pike's Crossing, Rock Creek Forest Camp,
Hanan/Sycan Trailhead

Chewaucan River

Chewaucan RiverVehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4
Barrier Free Access:
Hiking:
Driving Directions:
From highway 31: turn on Mill Street. Mill Street becomes Forest Road 33 at the "Y" junction. Road 33 is also known as the "River road".
Fish Species: Rainbow trout, brook trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Campgrounds: Marster Spring, Chewaucan Crossing Trailhead, 
Jones Crossing

Deep Creek

Deep CreekDeep Creek is located in a large ponderosa pine and cottonwood setting.

Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4
Barrier Free Access:
Hiking:
Driving Directions:
From Lakeview Ranger District Office: Go 3 miles north on Highway 395, and turn right on Highway 140. Take Highway 140 east for 8 miles, then turn right on Forest Road 3615. Go ½ mile and turn right on old highway 140. Continue west for 1.4 miles then turn left onto Forest Road 3915. Go on Forest Road 3915 for 15 miles.
Fish Species: Rainbow trout, brook trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Campgrounds: Deep Creek Forest Camp, Dismal Creek Forest Camp

Silver Creek

Silver CreekVehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4
Barrier Free Access:
Hiking:
Driving Directions:
From Silver Lake: Go south on County Road 4-12 for 6 miles. At the 6 mile point, the road turns into Forest Road 28. Stay on Road 28 for about 1 mile to Road 2917, turn right and go west for 1 mile.
Fish Species: Rainbow trout, brook trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Campgrounds: Bunyard Crossing Forest Camp, Silver Creek Marsh Camp

North Fork of Sprague River

The North Fork of Sprague River is a National Wild and Scenic River.

Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4
Barrier Free Access:
Hiking:
Driving Directions
: To Sandhill Crossing from Bly: Head east on Highway 140 for ½ mile. Turn left on the Campbell Road and go 5 ½ miles to Forest Road 3411. Travel on 3411 for about 17 miles.
Fish Species: Rainbow trout, brook trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Campgrounds: Sandhill Crossing, Lee Thomas

Dairy Creek

Dairy CreekVehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4
Barrier Free Access:
Hiking:
Driving Directions:
From Lakeview: Take Highway 140 West 3 miles, then turn right onto County Road 2-16. Go on County Road 2-16 for 5 miles. Turn left onto County Road 2-16A and within 2 miles, you will be on Forest Road 28. Follow Forest Road 28 for 19 miles.
Fish Species: Rainbow trout, brook trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Campgrounds: Diary Point, Happy Camp, Clear Springs 

 

 

 

 

Upper Williamson River

Upper Williamson RiverThe Williamson River above Klamath Marsh is a spring-fed system with fishing for brook trout and redband trout (8-15") average. More than half the stream flows through private lands, while the rest is accessible from the national forest road system. To best access areas of the upper Williamson, a forest map should be obtained.

 

Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4, 4 X 4
Barrier Free Access: No
Hiking: Yes
Driving Directions: Reach Head of the River campground by traveling east of Highway 97 at Chiloquin on the Sprague River Road. Go 20 miles northeast on the Williamson River Road. Travel 0.5 miles north on Forest Road 4648.
Fish Species: Redband trout, brook trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin
Angling Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Campgrounds: Head of the River campground is a rustic campground with few amenities. It sits at 4,500 feet elevation. Drinking water is not provided. There is a single outhouse. Facilities are not barrier free. Site are available on a first-come basis.

Lower Williamson River

Lower Williamson RiverSitting along the shoreline of the lower Williamson River at an elevation of 4,200 feet this campground offers difficult access to the river for fishing. There is an undeveloped footpath that leads to the rivers edge. The river meanders in this stretch and has a national reputation for fine fly fishing for large rainbow trout. These are all naturally reproducing, native fish. The redband here grow to true trophy size with three year old fish generally reaching 20 inches in length. Large fish (up to 10 pounds) are in the Williamson in good numbers by late June through fall. By late August, these fish are all the way up to the falls separating the upper and lower Williamson River. Good size brown trout are occasionally found as well. Best fishing is in August and September.

Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4, 4 X 4
Barrier Free Access: No
Hiking: Yes
Driving Directions: To reach the Williamson River campground travel north of Klamath Falls on Hwy 97 to Collier State Park, then turn northeast on Forest Road 9730. Travel slightly over one mile on a well surfaced gravel road to the campsites.
Fish Species: Redband trout, brown trout, brook trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin
Angling Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Campgrounds: The Williamson River campground offers three picnic sites, 3 tent sites and 7 tent/RV parking sites. Drinking water is available. Amenities include hand pumped water and accessible restrooms. Sites are available on a first come basis.

Wood River

Wood RiverThe site is situtated at 4,200 feet elevation. The stream is generally under 30 feet wide and runs through lush meadows. It is considered to be perfect flyfishing water. It is no longer stocked with fish. All fish are wild. Rainbow trout get as large as 5 pounds, as do the occasional brown trout. A popular float is to put in at Kimball State Park and float to the Wood River site.

 

Vehicle/Fishing Access:
Barrier Free Access:
Yes
Hiking: 1 mile
Driving Directions: Travel 20 miles north of Klamath Falls on Hwy 97 , turn northwest and travel 12 miles on Hwy 62, travel 1 mile north on Sun Pass road.
Fish Species: Rainbow trout, brown trout
Fishing Methods: Fly
Angling Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Campgrounds: Day-use only is supported at this site. Picnicking, fishing, wildlife viewing, accessible wooden boardwalk and trails, fishing platforms and restrooms. There is no designated parking for vehicles pulling boat trailers, though it is possible to put-in or take-out small crafts such as kayaks, rafts and canoes.

Rocky Point/Pelican Bay

Rocky Point/Pelican BayIt is a popular put in place or kayaks and canoes as it is on the canoe trail. Fishing is best in August when fish move into the spring-fed waters to escape poor water quality in Upper Klamath Lake. Fishing for yellow perch and brown bullhead can result in large numbers of fish being taken. Most persons use small lures or worms for yellow perch. Bullheads can be taken with worms. Redband trout taken here can be quite large (20 inches). They are generally taken with flies, spinners and trolling fish imitations.

Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4, 4 X 4, Boat
Barrier Free Access: Yes
Hiking: No
Driving Directions: Travel 25 miles northwest from Klamath Falls along Hwy 140, turn 5 miles north on the Westside Road near the small community of Rocky Point.
Fish Species: Redband trout, yellow perch, brown bullhead.
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Year-round
Campgrounds: The Rocky Point Resort operates under special use permit and offers cabins, RV parking, tent sites, and boat rentals.

Crystal Creek/Malone Springs

Crystal Creek/Malone SpringsIt is a popular put in place or kayaks and canoes as it is on the canoe trail. Fishing is best in August when fish move into the spring-fed waters to escape poor water quality in Upper Klamath Lake. Fishing for yellow perch and brown bullhead can result in large numbers of fish being taken. Most persons use small lures or worms for yellow trout. Bullheads can be taken with worms. Redband trout taken here can be quite large (20 inches). They are generally taken by flies, spinners and trolling fish imitations.

Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4, 4 X 4, Boat
Barrier Free Access: No
Hiking: No
Driving Directions: Travel 25 miles northwest from Klamath Falls along Hwy 140, turn 5 miles north on the Westside Road near the small community of Rocky Point.
Fish Species: Redband trout, yellow perch, brown bullhead.
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Year-round
Campgrounds: There is limited room at Malone Springs for tents and RV camping, with approximately 4 sites available on a first-come basis. The site offers unimproved boating access, a restroom, and phenomenal wildlife viewing.