Hiking And Fishing Along The Crooked River

Chimney Rock

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Hwy 27, Prineville, OR
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Open all year, the Wild and Scenic Crooked River at Chimney Rock provides easy access to pocket water and deep pools filled with native Redband Trout and Mountain Whitefish. Favorite flies are small (#18 & less) BWO and midges. October (#12) and Mother’s Day  (#14) caddis can provide exciting topwater action in their respective seasons.  Scuds are also plentiful in this weedy and often stained stream.

Find the BLM Brochure here.
Find additional fishing information here.

There is also hiking in the area. Chimney Rock Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.


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