Roaring Fork River Oregon
Fly Fishing The Roaring River Oregon
The Roaring River is a tributary of the Clackamas River
in Oregon. It's a National Wild and Scenic River that
joins the Clackamas at Roaring River Rapids. It flows
through the Mount Hood National Forest. The river runs
fifteen miles from its headwater to the Clackamas. It has
native cutthroat trout and rainbow trout. Late run winter
steelhead and late run coho salmon inhibit the lower
three miles of the river below the first falls.  

The lower section of the river runs through an
undisturbed area in the center of a deep, rugged
canyon. It is heavily forested in the canyon but its
headwaters flow through open meadows.

This river serves as a source of high quality drinking
water. It starts at about 5000 feet on the slopes of Signal
Buttes and drops almost 4000 feet within a distance of
only fifteen miles to the Clackamas River. The largest
tributary is the South Fork of the Roaring River, which is
about five miles long.

This river is only an hour from Portland. The Roaring
River Trail is a long one and rises or declines,
depending which end you start from, over 4000 feet in
elevation. The Roaring River Campground is located on
highway #224 southeast of Estacada.

The season is species specific
Late Winter Steelhead and Coho Salmon run
Late Springtime is a good time for trout fishing.
This is the best time to fish for cutthroat and rainbow
Early Fall is okay for trout fishing
Copyright 2016 James Marsh
Type of Stream

Native Cutthroat Trout
Coho Salmon
Spring Chinook Salmon
Rainbow Trout

Small, 15 miles long

Northwestern Oregon

Nearest Towns

Species Dependent


Non-Resident License
State of Oregon

National Weather Service

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