Metolius River

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Metolius RiverThis roadside route begins where glass-clear water surges from the dry ground at Metolius Spring, and continues north to Bridge 99. Special places along the way include the Camp Sherman Fish Viewing Platform, Metolius Research Natural Area, and Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery (phone 541-595-6611). A coalition of government agencies, private utilities, and conservation organizations are working to restore anadromous Chinook salmon and sockeye salmon to the river.

Caution: Stay alert for pedestrians, equestrians, and automobiles that share the narrow single-lane road.

General Information


From Sisters Ranger Station in Sisters: Travel northwest on Hwy 20 for 9.6 miles to Forest Road 14, turn north onto Forest Road 14 for 4.3 miles to signed entrance to Metolius Spring.

Total Distance: 14 miles.  Estimated Time: 20 minutes



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