The ODFW Visitors' Guide
High Desert Region
Lower Deschutes Wildlife Area Management Plan (pdf)
Best time to visit: Spring for wildflowers and songbirds. All year for deer and upland gamebirds, and for bighorn sheep on the southern half of the wildlife area.
What to see and do
At the wildlife area: Lower Deschutes Wildlife Area provides habitat for a variety of bird and animal species as well as fishing access to the lower Deschutes River. Public access is limited to people who hike, mountain bike or boat to the area. Steelhead fishing is very popular. Trout fishing is open year-round.
Nearby: Camping is available at Deschutes River State Recreation Area at the mouth of the Deschutes River, slightly more than one mile downstream.
Address and Phone
Lower Deschutes Wildlife Area
3701 West 13th Street
The Dalles, OR 97058
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