Elkhorn Creek Wild and Scenic River

Bureau of Land Management, Oregon.


Elkhorn Creek is a unique, pristine, low-elevation setting, with limited access, providing a landscape with few signs of human disturbance or activity. It flows through the heavily forested and rugged foothills of the west side of the Cascade Range and within the Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area, which is known for its majestic old-growth forests. The 'wild' section flows from a point along the Willamette National Forest to 0.6 mile downstream of its confluence with Buck Creek.

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Point of Interest:

Elkhorn Creek is home to Pacific giant salamanders which can grow up to 12 inches in length.

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From Salem, Oregon:Follow OR-22 E/Santiam Hwy SE 24 miles to N Fork Rd/Little North Fork, turn left. Continue on N Fork Rd. and turn right onto N Fork Ln. Continue for approximately 1.7 miles where the road meets Elkhorn Creek.

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