Lower Deschutes River (Eastern Oregon) 23-Jun-2012

Deschutes River State Recreation Area Oregon

We had other, closer in, hiking plans for the day, but the rain kept coming and we kept heading east until we finally (but only temporarily) ran beyond the wet at the Deschutes River State Recreation Area. This recreation area’s campground and boating facilities are located east of The Dalles, Oregon near the confluence of the Deschutes and Columbia Rivers. This recreation area offers hiking, biking, and angling on the river as well as equestrian trail and whitewater rafting adventures.  Although its hiking trail system is not that extensive, it’s a go-to spot when rain is soaking the Gorge further west.

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