Make the McKenzie Connection!

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  • Fishing the McKenzie River

    John Payne|Apr 18, 2024

    The McKenzie River flows nearly sixty miles from its source high in the Cascade Mountains to the Willamette River, 200 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The source of the McKenzie is numerous ice fields, but many consider Clear Lake to be its beginning. Approximately 2,000 years ago a lava flow dammed Fish Lake Creek and Clear Lake was formed. Today still- standing submerged trees, preserved in the cold waters, can be seen in the depths of Clear Lake. See Just downstream of Clear Lake are two impressive waterfalls, Sahalie and...

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