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Metolius River

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Address: Camp Sherman, OR

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Absolutely beautiful

This river is gorgeous. The fish hatchery was so neat and feeding the fish is available. We just watched the kids feed the fish and it was very entertaining. Fun excursion outside... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 May 2016
Aaren T
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Denver
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Vancouver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Picture worthy scenery. Bring your camera along and stop along the way to take in the view. There is plenty of areas to hike and ride your bike or just sit on a bench and relax.

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1 Thank Juliana M
Springfield, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Hiked the 2 1/2 miles from the west trailhead at lower Canyon Creek Campground to the Wizard Fish hatchery and back. Beautiful scenery, gushing river with great views around every corner. Easy hiking on well maintained trail. No more than a 100 foot elevation gain anywhere along the trail. Would highly recommend. Safe for kids, dog friendly on leash. Good... More 

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1 Thank jn1952
Denver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

This river is gorgeous. The fish hatchery was so neat and feeding the fish is available. We just watched the kids feed the fish and it was very entertaining. Fun excursion outside of Bend.

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1 Thank Aaren T
Arlington, Virginia, United States
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

We were visiting Sisters and were driving to Camp Sherman and saw a sign for the "Head of The Metolius Observation Site." There is a parking area with a sign for the CCC Camp Sisters and a paved trail leads to a large spring. The flow from Metolius Springs is sufficient to create a full-flowing river, making the Metolius River... More 

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2 Thank Jeffrey W
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85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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.

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2 Thank Luke T
Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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.

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2 Thank 294karenmm
Portland, Oregon
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 water, reading a book, enjoying a picnic, taking photographs or haul out the sketch pad.... More 

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2 Thank Chloris B
LA
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank suzioo
Florida
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92 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank cmonteFlorida
Bend, Oregon
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267 reviews
76 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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. We parked in the fish hatchery parking lot and headed upstream from there, we crossed... More 

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