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Owyhee River | by BLM Oregon & Washington
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Owyhee River



The "Grand Canyon" of Oregon!


Deep down into the 1,000-foot canyons of eastern Oregon, you'll find the Owyhee River.


Originally named for a trio of Hawaiian trappers exploring the uncharted river, the name of the Owyhee is derived from an earlier version of "Hawaii".


Today this river is well-known by rafters for its remote beauty and technically challenging rapids. But it's also a protected Wild & Scenic River maintained by the BLM to ensure its millions of years of history and archaeological values will carry on to future generations.


Ready to make a trip to Oregon's grand canyon?


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Taken on September 5, 2013