Owyhee River OR

  • 10 Aug 2023
  • 14 Aug 2023
  • SE Oregon, near Boise, ID


  • FREE CAMPING (GPFF covers fees).

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Updated 11/28/2022

Lower Owyhee River in SE Oregon,

Fishmaster - Rich Miller (rich@ski.org)

This is a famous tailwater fishery, home to large rainbows and browns that rise regularly each summer afternoon to PMD's. This part of the river flows through a beautiful canyon cut into high desert country.  The weather will be warm, but the river cold.  There are formal campgrounds on the Owyhee Reservoir and just below the dam, but I prefer pickup camping along the tailwater.

The drive from Berkeley is 640 miles via Winnemucca (I-80 to I-95), with Google Maps estimating 10 hours driving.  That is a lot less than I've ever taken.

Oregon fishing licenses are easy to get online. A 3-day license is $60. You can get a non-resident annual license for  $110.


Motel accommodations available downriver in some of the nearby towns, perhaps half and hour away.

Here is the Fishout Sheet.

GPFF strongly encourages car pooling. Email Rich to coordinate rides or if you have questions.

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