Streams and Rivers

Lost Creek

Lost Creek is a lovely, small woodland stream. A paved walkway winds through Douglas fir forests and along Lost Creek. Several fishing platforms overlook the water. All fishing is catch and release, with artificial lures or flies. Although fishing is restricted to summer months (check local fishing regulations for exact dates), the Lost Creek trail is open for enjoyment all year.

  • Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4
  • Barrier Free Access: Yes
  • Hiking: 1 mile
  • Driving Directions: Lost Creek is approximately 27 miles west of Sandy off State Highway 26.
  • Fish Species: Rainbow trout
  • Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin
  • Angling Season: Spring, Summer
  • Campgrounds: Lost Creek. Campground Information.

 

Salmon River

The Salmon River enters the Sandy River system near Brightwood. About six miles upstream is the National Forest boundary, and another four miles the start of the Salmon-Huckleberry wilderness. The beautiful Salmon River trail begins near the wilderness boundary. Fishing is limited to trout during the summer (check local fishing regulations for exact dates and restrictions), but the persistent angler is rewarded with magnificent scenery.

  • Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4
  • Barrier Free Access:
  • Hiking:
  • Driving Directions: The Salmon River is 20 miles east of Sandy off State Highway 26.
  • Fish Species: Rainbow trout
  • Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin
  • Angling Season: Summer
  • Campgrounds: Green Canyon. Campground Information.

Clackamas River

The Clackamas River once supported major runs of coho salmon and steelhead trout. Due to major declines in fish populations fishing is now restricted to trout during the summer months (check local fishing regulations for exact dates), but the majestic scenery of the Clackamas River is still a strong lure for anglers seeking relaxation and natural beauty less than a one hour drive from Portland.

  • Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4
  • Barrier Free Access:
  • Hiking:
  • Driving Directions: State Highway 224 follows the Clackamas River the first twelve miles upstream from the National Forest boundary.
  • Fish Species: Rainbow trout
  • Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin
  • Angling Season: Summer
  • Campgrounds: Lazy Bend, Big Eddy, Carter Bridge, Armstrong, Fish Creek, Sunstrip. Campground Information.


 





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