Lower Deschutes River Back Country Byway

Bureau of Land Management, Oregon.

Spanning 32 miles along the east bank of the Lower Deschutes Wild and Scenic River, this back country byway offers close-up views of rapids and steep canyon country. Twelve paved miles originate from the hamlet of Maupin and connect to state highway 216 near Sherar’s Falls. The remainder of the byway is surfaced with high-standard gravel, suitable for passenger vehicles. Twenty-two developed recreation sites offer year-round river access including 4 boat launches, 7 day-use areas, and 10 campgrounds with 140 individual campsites and 21 group campsites. The byway terminates to the south at Locked Gate Day-Use Area and to the north at Macks Canyon Campground.

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