Wood River Day Use Area

Area Status: Open
Wood River

The Wood River Day Use Area is a serene recreation site on the Wood River. It is located 20 minutes northwest of Chiloquin, Oregon. It is surrounded by aspen and cottonwood trees and in the autumn they turn a brilliant yellow, allowing for wonderful photography opportunities. 

In addition to beautiful scenery, visitors to this area may also see predatory birds, such as bald eagles, ospreys and Red-tailed hawks lurking above the various trout in the river. Though viewing wildlife may not be guaranteed, the steady and peaceful flow of the river is assured. 

Amenities at this day use area include picnic tables, BBQ pedestals and vault toilet. There is also canoe or kayak access to the Wood River, biking opportunities, a fishing area, loop trails along the woodlands and river, and panoramic view of the Cascades and the mountains around Crater Lake.

Accessible facilities include parking and the boardwalk.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: (Chiloquin Ranger District)
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site, Accessible, Picnic tables, Toilets
Fees: No fee
Open Season: 06/15 - 09/15; 09/16-06/14 Open with reduced services
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: No overnight camping
Closest Towns: Chiloquin, OR
Water: No potable water
Restroom: 2 vault toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Chiloquin Ranger District (541) 783-4001

General Information


Accessible facilities include parking and the boardwalk.


Wood River Day Use Area is located 15 minutes northwest of Chiloquin, Oregon.

From Chiloquin, OR take U.S. Highway 97 south towards Klamath Falls, OR, for approximately four miles and then turn right onto Oregon Highway 62. From Oregon Highway 62, turn right onto Sun Mountain Road. Stay on Sun Mountain Road and Wood River Day Use Area will be on the left.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Plants

Viewing Scenery

Interpretive Areas


Group Picnicking


Toilets: 2 vault toilets
Accessible: 1 site

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