Mack's Canyon, Oregon
Mack's Canyon, Oregon, directions on how to get there.
Mack's Canyon, Oregon: directions on how to get there.
The most scenic way to get to Mack's Canyon on the
From Portland, Oregon: Proceed east on highway 26
though the towns of Sandy, Welches (The Fly Fishing Shop) and Government Camp.
Do not turn on
highway 35 (three miles) past Government Camp! Instead, stay on Highway 26 for
another 20 miles and turn left on Highway 216 and follow it to Maupin.
At Maupin cross the Deschutes and immediately turn left onto the Deschutes
River access road. Just past the
Imperial Hotel and Maupin City Park
turn left again. This turn will keep you on the Deschutes Access Road.
Proceed about nine miles to Grass Valley road (which is Hwy 216 again). This
is just past Sherars Falls. Turn right onto Hwy 216 and go about 3/8
miles. Turn left onto Deschutes Access road and proceed for seventeen
miles. This road is very rough and has sharp rocks. Drive 20
miles an hour and enjoy the scenery and avoid flat tires (allow yourself
1-hour + 15-minutes). Mack's Canyon is at the end of the road. The Boat ramp
where we will meet is at the far end of the camp ground (as far as you can
drive). My boat will be anchored slightly upstream from the ramp, which may
be screened from view by a grove of alder trees.
Drive east from Portland on Interstate 84. At the east end of
the city of The Dalles turn right on Hwy 197 and follow it to Maupin.
The Fly Fishing Shop, Welches, OR
To Deschutes River Fly Fishing Trips