Talk:Metolius River

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The tone of this section has tended toward 'tourist brochure', probably because that is what most of the sources are. I've cleaned it up a little. Hope we can find some more objective references!  :-) frosken jan-2009

No mention of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation[edit]

One would think it would be a good idea to mention the Warm Springs Indian Reservation? From Bridge 99 to the confluences with the Deschutes and Crooked River, all land on the Reservation side are closed to non-Tribal members. Also, the name of the River is derived from the Tribe. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:10, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

If you can cite it, free feel to add that info. Katr67 (talk) 06:43, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Info cut from Metolius Springs article[edit]

Metolius River[edit]

Metolius River whitewater near Wizard Falls

The Metolius River flows 28.6 miles from Metolius Springs through the Deschutes National Forest emptying into Lake Billy Chinook and ultimately the Deschutes River. The upper 11.5 miles of the river have a number of popular recreation sites for catch-and-release fishing, whitewater rafting, picnicking, and camping. The lower 17 miles run along the boundary of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. This section of the river is a primitive area where motorized vehicles are not allowed. Because of its unique beauty, the Metolius River was officially designated a Wild and Scenic River in 1988.[1][2][3]

Facilities along the upper river include a number of developed campgrounds, hiking trails, and picnic areas. The Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery is also located in this area. Rafters enjoy Class III-IV rapids in the upper river. Only hatchery breed rainbow trout, kokanee salmon, and whitefish can be taken from the upper river. Additional fishing restrictions apply to specific areas along the river including the Metolius Springs area.[2]

  1. ^ "Metolius River", National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Richland, Washington, 1 January 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Metolius River, Oregon", Public Land Information Center, Public Lands Interpretive Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2008.
  3. ^ "Metolius, Oregon", Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, Public Law 90-542 (as amended), 16 United State Code 1271-1287, 8 August 2002.

I think most of this info is a repeat, but the rest of it should be incorporated into the article. Katr67 (talk) 22:07, 22 August 2008 (UTC)


This thread refers to bit of map that is no long included in the article.

The map is of the entire Deschutes River. Wouldn't it be better to find a map of the Metolius? Also, the map is labled "Figure 15". I wonder if someone will question whether this is public domain map? Its a nice map though. Also, I added a link to USGS flow data to support my claim about the relatively constant flow. But I don't know if I have this formatted correctly. Is it supposed to show up like a footnote? How do you do that? --Smartone100 18:31, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

I just threw the map up to satisfy basic urges. I reformatted your cite as it is usually done. Is that what you had in mind? —EncMstr 03:22, 18 February 2007 (UTC)
Looks good to me.--Smartone100 07:27, 18 February 2007 (UTC)