Using these guidelines will help keep sensitive natural resources from overuse and damage:
- Avoid walking on submerged river gravel. Eggs and emerging juvenile fish may be present even though there may be no visible evidence.
- Protect fragile vegetation, stay on trails.
- Pack it in, pack it out. Leave nothing behind!
- Fly-fishing-only regulations apply to the stretch of the North Umpqua River from Rock Creek to Soda Springs Powerhouse
- All tributaries along the North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River are close to angling.
- Be careful with fire. Make sure your matches are completely out. Crush and pack out cigarettes. To report a forest fire call 911.
- Stream water can be easily contaminated by human and/or animal wastes. If no toilets are available, bury solid waste in "cat holes" 6 to 8 inches deep, and at least 200 feet from water, campsites, and trails.
- Use biodegradable soap and wash away from open water.