Bureau of Land Management National Park Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Forest Service

Wenaha River, Oregon

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Managing Agency:

U.S. Forest Service, Umatilla National Forest


Designated Reach:

October 28, 1988. From the confluence of the North and South Forks to its confluence with the Grande Ronde River.


Classification/Mileage:

Wild — 18.7 miles; Scenic — 2.7 miles; Recreational — 0.2 miles; Total — 21.6 miles.

Wenaha River

Wenaha River

The Wenaha River is located in northeast Oregon on the Umatilla National Forest, starting within the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness. The Wenaha drainage is located on the eastern slope of the northern Blue Mountains of Oregon. The Wenaha flows between rugged basalt outcrops rising 1,600 feet to the plateau above. The river is noted for its remoteness and largely primitive setting. Exceptional opportunities exist for big game hunting, fishing camping and hiking. Wild runs of Chinook, steelhead and bull trout are found here; it is one of the best rainbow trout streams in northeastern Oregon.