OwSR No. 9: Lostine River

Canyon on the Lostine River

Lostine River | Photo: Nate Wilson

Quick Facts

  • Managing Agency: Wilamette National Forest (USDA Forest Service)
  • Designated Stretch: Headwaters to Wilamette National Forest Boundary
  • Designation Length: 16 miles (5 miles Wild and 11 miles Recreational)
  • Outstanding Remarkable Values: Scenic, Recreation, Fisheries, Wildlife, Vegetation/Botanic
  • Wild and Scenic River Designation: October 28, 1988

More Information

Celebrated by Nate and Chrissy Wilson on March 5th, 2017.


The Lostine RiverNate Wilson: On a day when we left home without a plan, it was a good surprise to wander into the Eastern Oregon town of Lostine and find an enticing canyon leading away from town. Following the wild and scenic Lostine River toward the Eagle Cap Wilderness of the Wallowa Mountains, we went as far as we could but were eventually stopped by deep snow that was still accumulating in early March.

Learn about Oregon Wild and Scenic River No. 10: The Crooked River >>


Northwest Rafting Company Exploratory Division