Organized byRay Spencer
While the Metolius River is in Central Oregon, it’s not located in a high desert. The river sits in the rain shadow on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountain range with Green Ridge on the east flank. You’ll find large ponderosa pines, cedars, and fir trees along the river which makes for a beautiful setting.
The Metolius was designated a wild and scenic river in 1988 and is located in Central Oregon’s Deschutes National Forest