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Owyhee River | by BLM Oregon & Washington
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Owyhee River

 

 

The "Grand Canyon" of Oregon!

 

Deep down into the 1,000-foot canyons of eastern Oregon, you'll find the Owyhee River.

 

Originally named for a trio of Hawaiian trappers exploring the uncharted river, the name of the Owyhee is derived from an earlier version of "Hawaii".

 

Today this river is well-known by rafters for its remote beauty and technically challenging rapids. But it's also a protected Wild & Scenic River maintained by the BLM to ensure its millions of years of history and archaeological values will carry on to future generations.

 

Ready to make a trip to Oregon's grand canyon?

 

Visit us online for more info on the Owyhee River: on.doi.gov/X48Jw5

 

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Taken on September 5, 2013