Sandy River Corridor
The Sandy River Basin is a scenic and recreational treasure located within 25 miles of one-third of Oregon’s citizens. Nearly a quarter million visitors each year are drawn to the scenic deep gorges, adventurous whitewater, runs of wild salmon and steelhead and the Barlow Road portion of the Oregon National Historic Trail tracing the ridge that divides the Sandy and Little Sandy sub-basins. The area also includes two federally designated Wild and Scenic River segments.
The Sandy and Salmon Rivers descend from the forested slopes of Mount Hood, harboring a rich diversity of animal and plant populations, within secluded riparian and wetland areas. Lower Columbia chinook and coho salmon and steelhead use these turbulent waters for spawning. Old growth stands of Douglas-fir contain prime habitat for the threatened northern spotted owl.
- Map of Sandy River Basin
- Sandy River Corridor
- Marmot and Little Sandy River Dam Removals
For further information about BLM’s Sandy River Basin Plan contact:
Zachary Jarrett, Cascades Outdoor Recreation Planner
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 503-375-5610
Cindy Enstrom, Cascades Field Office Manager