White Wild and Scenic River

Bureau of Land Management, Oregon.


Originating on the eastern slopes of Oregon’s Mt. Hood at the White River glacier, the White Wild and Scenic River flows some 47 miles through two wilderness areas before converging with the Deschutes Wild and Scenic River five miles north of river-centric Maupin, Oregon.

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Point of Interest:

During late summer and Fall, glacier-ground rock called glacial flour colors the river a murky white giving this river its name. The suspended sediment can skunk fly-fishers downriver from its confluence with the Deschutes River.

Nearby Activities


From Maupin, OR: Head southwest on US-197 N/Deschutes Ave toward 6th St continuing to follow US-197 N for 2.7 miles. Turn left onto OR-216 W for 4.8 miles, then take a slight right onto Kelly Cutoff for another 1.1 miles. Turn left onto Old Wapinitia Rd for 0.3 miles, then turn right onto Claymier Ln; proceed for another 1.9 miles. Continue onto Victor Road for 1.8 miles, then turn right onto White River Crossing Rd. River access and a primitive campsite will be on the right after 1.8 miles.

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