McKenzie River

Feel the exhilarating tingle of fresh air and rushing water as you journey into the Cascade Mountains along the McKenzie River. Revel in the solitude among sun-soaked old-growth forests, then find camaraderie in the half-dozen riverside communities.

The Wild & Scenic McKenzie River is known for its world-class white water rafting, fishing and waterfall hikes. The McKenzie River Trail (MRT) edges the banks of the river for outstanding hiking, trail running and mountain biking. Artisan enclaves provide festivals, markets and cultural experiences in this natural wonderland.

Top Attractions

McKenzie River Stories

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  • Cycling McKenzie Pass Hwy 242

    In past years, cyclists and pedestrians have accessed Highway 242 prior to the road re-opening to cars in… Read More

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  • Meet the McKenzie River Communities

    McKenzie River is comprised of eight small towns spread out every six to ten miles (10 - 16 km) along the… Read More

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  • Fishing the McKenzie River

    Fishing on the McKenzie River is a glorious experience. Twenty-two native fish and more than seven… Read More

    Where to Stay

    Caddisfly Resort LLC

    The Caddisfly Resort offers three warm, cozy, fully equipped cottages on the McKenzie River at the entrance to the…

    Eagle Rock Lodge

    This unique lodge has 400 feet of McKenzie River frontage and over four acres of gardens. Nine rooms — all with a…

    Harbick's Country Inn

    Harbick's Country Inn is a beautiful McKenzie River hotel accommodation that is undeniably charming. Relax in…

    Loloma Lodge

    Nestled in the woods along the McKenzie River, Loloma Lodge provides breathtaking lodging options. Built in 1932, the…

    Wayfarer Resort

    The Wayfarer Resort offers a relaxing setting with a private lake, amenities and cabins nestled on the beautiful…

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