The Crooked River is noted for its ruggedly beautiful scenery, outstanding whitewater boating and a renowned sport fishery for steelhead, brown trout and native rainbow trout. Located in central Oregon, it offers excellent hiking opportunities with spectacular geologic formations and waterfalls. A portion of the designated segment provides expert class IV-V kayaking/rafting during spring runoff. The section of river from the Ochoco National Forest to Opal Springs flows through scenic vertical basalt canyons. The Chimney Rock segment is becoming increasingly popular for the accessibility of outdoor activities.
Crooked River (North Fork)
From its source at Williams Prairie, the North Fork of the Crooked River in central Oregon flows through meadows, prairies and canyons before meeting up with the main stem Crooked River. Flowing for 33.7 miles (54.2 km), the North Fork of the Crooked River abounds with opportunities for enjoying remote outdoor experiences.